lounging

Saturday, March 01, 2008

This is one of those projects that is so darn easy with such pleasing results.  Even if you are a new sewer, you can make these.  The directions are super easy and super detailed.  The biggest problem I had with these is showing them to you.  Because really, am I putting my photo on the internet in my jammies?  No, I'm not sleeping in these.  No way.  Ahem.
Lounge Pants from Amy Butler's In Stitches book. I used a thrifted sheet out of my sheet stash. (Idea prompted by Soulemama)  I think I paid $2.00 for it.  I am so tempted to use every sheet I have to make more.  Although, I will restrain from doing that, I will make more.  A few more.
I omitted the trim from the bottom, because, well I just didn't feel like doing it. This pair is a little long.  Just a tad.  However, with the fit and the comfort level, these have fast become my favorite lounge pant. 

Enjoy your weekend. 

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64 comments

  1. those are so cute and they look so comfy!! i may have to bust out the sewing machine and give them a go...

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  2. i've gotta get me a cute thrifted sheet!

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  3. Looovvvve that In Stitches book. I got a glimpse a few weeks ago.
    Great loungers! It's almost like you are wearing your bed. No wonder they are so comfy!!! I am in the market for new loungers.

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  4. Oh, I will definitely be making a pair of these. And a thrifted sheet! You smart and thrifty lady, you.

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  5. so adorable.

    and thrifted, at that!

    love them, and your handiness.

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  6. I saw a pair of these on Soulmama's blog a while back which prompted me to add Amy's book to my wish list. Yours look super comfortable. Now, if I could only get comfortable using a sewing machine. I have a stack of vintage sheets just waiting around for something.

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  7. Don't they look great, so comfy! I like the colour too.

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  8. ahhhh, abi, is that who is was? i couldn't remember where i saw them.......i thought it was wisecraft, and i went through all of her archives to link there to no avail. that must have been why......

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  9. Love those! So cute and comfy and what a great idea to use old bedsheets. Cheap idea too - gotta love that!

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  10. What an awesome way to use those sheets that don't fit on my bed anymore! Perfect - love yours!

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  11. Seriously? I thought those were pictures of Libby when I first saw them! So, you made them from a sheet? You are amazing! Too cute.

    When you mentioned trim, I had flashbacks to last week's Project Runway when Chris used human hair as trim. But I digress...

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  12. this makes me want to sew so badly. you look so nice and comfy.

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  13. Those are SOOO cute. Makes me wish I could do more with my sewing machine than put the needle thru my fingernail every time. I am a disaster!

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  14. You have started the month with nice fresh pants. Am good at contemplating making projects from the book....maybe yours will give me a kick to.

    Enjoy them.

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  15. so cute and how fabulous of you to actually make them!

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  16. gotta make these. need more sheets.

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  17. Your pants look great! There's nothing comfier than pants like those.

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  18. Love them! That thrifted sheet is perfect!
    My girls like their jammies long. Then they can tuck their toes in to keep them warm.

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  19. I have an old sheet waiting for me to find the time to make me some pjs from too...they wil just be so so very comfy- I just know it!

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  20. I love them. I might as well add it to my list. :)

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  21. Leslie that yellow is so darn cheery, nice work!

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  22. in love with these...and i just put my sewing machine away! I am very inspired now. I love that sheet!

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  23. This exact pattern is the one I took a sewing class for last summer in the hopes that I could gain the skills to make some. Love them! You have inspired me to follow through with my desire to make some lounge pants.

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  24. Oh what a brilliant idea!

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  25. what a great idea!!
    i love them, and the pattern is perfect to wait for spring!
    they are lovely!

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  26. Oh what a great idea to use sheets for your pants. They look so comfortable. I do have a sewing machine but I'm not a very good seamstress! I would like to try these one day though, I could make a matching pair for my daughter:-)

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  27. Those are awesome pants! I put a hold on that book @ my library so I can make some! Or ten...

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  28. Oh those look so cheerful and comfy!

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  29. I love the yellow~ you never seize to amaze me Leslie!

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  30. It looks really nice and comfortable!!

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  31. Those are so cute! I made a pair for a Christmas gift and I agree -- so quick and easy!

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  32. Those lounge pants are way too cute! I may have to pick up that book and sew myself a pair. The pattern is very cute.

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  33. WOW.. these are incredible.. so awesome.. in my favorite color and my favorite flower(daisy).. I'm in awe, my lady...

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  34. you make my day xxx
    http://mixtapezine.blogspot.com/2008/03/you-make-my-day-award.html

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  35. I love the sheet idea! The pants are comfortable before you even wear them:) I have the Stitches book. It has great ideas. I just need to dig out my sewing machine.

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  36. Those pants look so great... and look at you putting your collection to use!

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  37. Those are way cozy looking! I like to thrift for flat sheets too -- I use them for backings for blankets...then I find cheapo old/ugly blankets for the inside so I don't have to mess about quilting them down. :)

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  38. What adorable little pants! I had to look twice, I just thrifted a pair of curtains that look just like your pants. Now I'm inspired to make a set of my own loungy pants! =)

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  39. Oh Leslie, these are so great! I have had my eye on that pattern from InStitches but didn't want to make them while I was pregnant--you may have inspired my next project!

    Hope you are well.

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  40. Fabulous pants, Lady! I've long believed in making things from sheets. The Lounge Pants are brilliant.

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  41. Ooooh these are sooo cute and I have seen many before but I think you are a lounge pants kind of gal. They look completely FABULOUS!!! I think I'll have to have a go at these.

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  42. what a brilliant idea! i bet tshirt sheets would make some super comfy pants too!!!

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  43. Those are great and what a terrific sheet it was to use for these. They look comfy!!

    Tanya

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  44. I have always wanted to make those but could never justify spending the money on the yardage. A sheet is just a genius idea!
    I love the pattern on yours. Gorgeous handmade as usual!

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  45. Now these are something even I can make. Thanks, Les! They look so comfy...

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  46. those are so great! I wish I were wearing a pair right now...

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  47. Gorgeous! I have that In Stitches book too. I'll definitely be making these pants soon...especially since I could go to the thrift store to get some cheap sheets to make them. What an awesome idea! I remember someone else doing this and had totally forgotten about this cheap way to get fabric. I'm so glad you mentioned it!

    Andrea

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  48. I have a sheet downstairs that I think I have to make into a pair of these pants, though I don't think they'll look quite as cute on me! Adorable.

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  49. Anonymous3/03/2008

    Oh!!!!!!! those are so adorable.
    Actually the pattern looks familiar. I am going to hit all the ventage shops this week. Have
    to beat you to it!!!!!!!!!

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  50. It is things like this that make me really really want to learn to sew. I have two broken sewing machines in my closet right now because every time I try to learn I break them. No one can figure out what I am doing wrong...maybe I need to actually take a class. I am inspired now to actually go out and find one! You are so talented!

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  51. They are so cute... and they look so comfortable!

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  52. Ooooh I likey and the print is so pretty.

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  53. love love LOVE these.... well done.

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  54. These are so cute! Way to rock the pj's on your blog! :)

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  55. Oh, what a great idea! This will have to go on my must sew list. I have a few pair of sheets that would be perfect, too!

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  56. Wow, as if I didn't already want a pair of those, now I REALLY do!
    And now I have yet another reason to go thrifting this weekend...

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  57. They are fabulous, I have had the fabric sitting ready for over four months but still haven't made mine, I am green with envy over yours, love the colour.

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  58. Very cool idea to use sheets. Why can't we buy fabric at that price?

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  59. Hello! These are great! I found you from Philigry and am enjoying your blog!

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  60. I actually love that they're a bit long. I wonder if they could be adapted into yoga pants... Hmm... As they are now they'd be pretty loose and not great but maybe with a few alterations.

    I love the fabric, too. Just right for early March -- clearing away the dark of February with something cheery.

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  61. OK. Hello. Now I know why I never gave those orange paisley sheets away when the no longer fit our new mattress. Hello lounge pants. Thank you!

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  62. Oh, they are so lovely! Do you have the pattern?

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  63. Anonymous10/08/2008

    Can we say CHRISTMAS Gifts? Hello - found the cutest ruffled pink floral pillowcase - makes a 3-4T size pair to perfection!

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