Friday, June 29, 2012

Summer Bloomers (aka Sleep Shorts)

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.


  1. These are the cutest thing ever. I would wear them all the time.

  2. These are super cute! I would sleep in these all of the time.

  3. So cute! I definitely want a pair :) I made bloomers for my daughter this week, too--what part of the country are you that the heat wave got you? It's been terrible here in Chicago...

    1. Thanks, Jacki O.! I'm in Philadelphia... I imagine Chicago has been pretty awful, too!

  4. I love them, I am definitely going to make some for my daughters, maybe even make a pair for myself!