Two weeks ago I posted a project called Big Ol’ Feety Pajamas. This is the conclusion: It is possible to extend the life of a pair of pj’s without cutting off the feet! Hooray! They look pretty darn cool, too.
Of course, by the time I finished making the adjustments, Riley had grown so fast again that he’s exceeding the length all. over. again. Oh well! It was fun. 🙂
Here’s how the project wrapped up:
“So that’s where these big ol’ feety pajamas are right now – hanging out the side of the machine in our basement, in my little studio space.”
I serged the edge of the pj’s to the blue extension. There were 4 edges to serge – 2 on each foot.
Next I turned them right-side-out to see if the lengths matched. A snip here and there made them quite close enough.
Here I decided how long I wanted the toes, turned the feet inside-out again, and used a simple stitch to make the new line, joining the front and back (or top and bottom) together.
Just a double-check:
Since I liked what I saw, I trimmed off the excess and serged the new toe edges.
Not perfect, but functional.
Not too shabby!
I really like the new look. But he’s already outgrown them again!!! See?
Oh well. It was a fun project and now I know how to do it. 🙂
Hope you have a creative and productive day.