Friday, March 21, 2008

Wear your bedlinens

Take two vintage pretty cotton pillowcases ...
add some coordinating fabric from a vintage sheet along with a bit of lace...
to make some of the softest, most comfortable lounge pants.
Of course you can skip the pillowcases and use vintage sheets to make the lounge pants, like the ones shown above. I added some interesting contrast to the lower leg by using strips cut off another sheet rather than purchased trim as the pattern suggests.
The basic pattern for these lounge pants is found in the book, In Stitches by Amy Butler.

** *I have to tell you that as much as I love these lounge pants and thought it was a great way to use vintage bedlinens... I'm receiving some teasing. My husband refers to them as my 'Sound of Music' pants (he's referring to the movie... not that other thing you may be thinking of...). Remember the scene in the movie when Julie Andrews sews playclothes for her charges using the draperies in her room? Apparently using bedlinens for pants means I'm cheap. Yeah. Smart -alecky hubby...***

26 comments:

Lissa Jane said...

I am giggling here.. I am not a hmmm petite person, I'd need the sheets to make my lounging pants, but this is such a cool idea!!!

Lissa

Amy said...

LOVELY! And comfy too ya know!

Bitterbetty said...

The contrasting bottom is brilliant.
I love my sheet pj's...

Roxanne said...

Oh wow, I bet those are soooo comfortable! Perfect for summer pj's! I will definitely be trying this out.

Amanda said...

I love those. I can imagine they would be great for sitting on the porch sipping tea on a spring/summer morning. Beautiful fabrics, Katherine.

meg said...

now I know what to do with all the leftover pillowcase scraps! thanks!

twiggypeasticks said...

Lovely blog, great lounge pants !!
Twiggy x

de vliegende koe said...

Those lounge pants look so cosy! Brilliant idea!

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

I wear these sort of pants in bed, although I have to buy mine. The vintage pairs you have made are fantastic, you are sew clever! x

Jodie said...

They are awesome pants, threaten to make him some !!! Or just sing Do-a-deer all day till he stops.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Those are GREAT!
I love the contrast of prints and the older washed bed linens would make for some very soft and comfy pants.

Kimberly :)

Joanna said...

Very cool! I have been meaning to get this book. I really want to make the kimono robe as well. I have been having trouble getting pictures on my blog, so I haven't yet posted about the Pay it Forward, but I will tomorrow- I'm sooo excited!

Chookyblue...... said...

cute pants......tell you husband to butt out or hand over the cash to buy some NEW ones and then he will be quite.......

anary said...

I just made 2 lounge pants..I am living in them...
Hey your hubby is lucky that you are not running your credit card bill up ;)..and using bed linens :). I am one of Maria's followers too! hehe

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

I hope you are enjoying Easter lounging around in those pants. x

amy said...

I was just looking at some of my pillowcases and wondering what to do with them. More sundresses for my daughter? No, I like this idea better! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Pam said...

What a great idea! I bet you could find lots of cool vintage sheets at the local thrift stores as well. I and bet they would be soft and silky feeling as the old cotton sheets get so soft.

Happy Easter

Barbara said...

found your blog in the big bloggerworld and I enjoyed looking around ....love all your sewing....and... I have the same books like you for sewing....
Warm regards Barbara

Nadine said...

How clever ! And they must be sooo comfy to wear... :>)

XOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

willowluna said...

Not cheap at all! Creative, environmentally-friendly, and one who knows how to dress in comfort! I made a pair out a sheet from a barn sale. They are soooo wonderfully comfortable!

A Spoon Full Of Sugar said...

Excellent idea! I will have to get hold of that book. I bet they are super comfortable.

Felicia said...

LOL How lucky your husband is to have such a cheap wife :) Those pants are terrific.

Linda said...

I think they are cute!

amandajean said...

I have a sheet and the pattern...I just need to sew mine up, too. I know I will get a good teasing about mine as well. that just means that they care. ;)

Ruth's Place said...

I think they're great! My husband would say similar things, little does he know I'm eyeing off his shirts for extra fabric lol!

Blue Yonder said...

Oh but they are SO cute!
SO SO SO cute!

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