The pattern used is an out-of-print Jalie pattern for yoga pants: I managed to delete the image from my iPhoto, but you can see it here on the Flickr Group for the Thanksgiving Pajamas Sewalong.
Sizing: Typical of Jalie, all sizes, from little girls to large ladies are included in this pattern. I made a size T, which is roughly equivalent to a size 12/14 in the big 4.
Fabric Used: Black 11 oz Rayon Jersey from Gorgeous Fabrics for the main fabric. Blue 11 oz Rayon Jersey (sold out, sorry) for the waistband.
Needle/Notions Used: Stretch 65/9 needle. Two eyelets in white, 8 inch length of clear elastic, two 18-inch lengths of blue grosgrain ribbon. Standard poly-core thread.
Construction Notes: This pattern is very well drafted. I sewed the legs together, but I didn’t follow Jalie’s instructions for the waistband. Their instructions were more complicated than pajama pants warrant. Instead, I inserted the eyelets, then sewed the casing directly behind the eyelets.
I sewed ribbon to both ends of the clear elastic and inserted that into the casing.
After pulling it through the eyelets, I folded over the ends of the ribbon and made a narrow hem. Then I folded the waistband and attached it to the casing the same way I Install a Banded Neckline in Knits (Don’t bother with the interfacing. It’s not needed for this.)
Any changes? I raised the waistband by about 2 inches. I don’t like low-rise jammies – it gets cold on winter mornings!
Would you do it again? Would you recommend it? I would do it again. If you have this pattern, it’s definitely worth sewing up. It is quite low-rise, which (IMO) dates it a bit. But it is very easy to raise the waistline on it. Here’s a picture of the final pants
Conclusion: Now I have to find the pattern for the top. I think it’s up at the studio. Don’t you just hate it when you clean up and can’t find anything?