After cutting the pajamas apart, I lay the back panel down on the fabric and cut this out.
Then I cut out the front panel. These are the only two pattern pieces needed for these pants.
I also measure my middle and cut a length of elastic to fit me.
I pin the crotch of the back panels together and sew them.
Then I do the same with the front panels.
I pin the outer side seams and sew them.
I line the inner seams up at the crotch and pin outwards.
Then I sew the inner seam all the way through from hem to hem.
I fold rolled hems and sew these.
I fold a large rolled hem at the top of the pants, wide enough to fit the elastic.
Leaving an opening between the pins, I sew all around the middle of the pants.
I sew on some ribbon loops with which to hang the pants in the wardrobe.
It is time to insert the elastic into the tube created for it. I use a bodkin to do this.
When the elastic emerges through the other hole, I sew the two ends together with a zigzag stitch.
The pants are done in no time at all!
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