I had the Simplicity 2290 pattern for about 6 months now (grabbed it when it was $0.99). I know it might seem silly to buy a pants pattern but I wanted to test it out. You never know, there may be some secret tips the pattern reveals.
I laid out the Packer fleece for Miss K and cut out her pjs. For her body I had to alter the pattern piece a bit. Medium in hips/waist and Small in length. I only used 1 yard of the 2 the pattern called for. When I sewed hers up, they were super, super big in the rise. I don't like Steve Urkel pants! They were also really long for her still.
I also laid out some of the Brewers fleece for Mr. T and cut his out - a straight medium. However, I altered the length because I knew his inseam was about 3 - 4 inches less than the pants stated. Also, I only needed 1 yard for him, not the 2 3/8 yards the pattern asked for. His are a bit big in the rise still even though I cut out 2 inch from the top.
They turned out cute and fuzzy nonetheless and the pattern was with no surprises - simple and straightforward. I just can't believe how much excess fabric I have. Miss K's pattern asked for 2 so I have 1 extra yard. Mr. T's asked for 2 3/8, so I have 1 1/2 yards left over. I'm afraid how much I'll have of mine and my husbands because the pattern asked for 3 yards each.
Interested in the fabric? You can get directly to them by clicking the pictures below. Thanks!
Brewers 49ers Packers
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~