About a year ago, my Aunt Lisa gave me a suitcase packed full of sewing odds and ends that had been my grandmother's. Among them were a set of underarm sweat guards, iron-on elbow patches, several packets of hem tape and rick-rack, a few fabric remnants, and a lifetime's supply of spare buttons. Even after I got them home, they smelled faintly of moth balls and Estee Lauder perfume- scents I always associated with her apartment and for that reason still find comforting. These summer sleep shorts are a quick project I made from stuff in my grandmother's stash:
I lifted the pattern from a pair of store bought sleep pants and used a piece of super wide seam binding for the waistband/drawstring casing.
Are they too sticky sweet for an adult? Yes, they probably are, but they sure are comfortable and came in handy during the heatwave this past week.