Blogger Lisa Poblenz failed in her recent attempt to create pajama pants. This failure landed her in fashion jail, a dark recess policed by her daughter. “These pants are a hot mess,” reported fashion guru Tim Gunn (Just kidding–Tim Gunn doesn’t know Lisa Poblenz…but if he did, that is what he would say.).
Thankfully for good fabric everywhere, Lisa used an old flannel sheet to test the selected pattern, so no precious or rare fabric was sacrificed in the making of this garment. “The drafting is fine,” Lisa says. “Unfortunately, it was made to be worn at your natural waist, which isn’t my preference. When I put the waistband just below my belly button, the crotch is so low that it looks like I have short, short ape legs.”
For those who love to wear their pajama pants at their natural waist, this pattern could be a winner. It’s also quite long, which is nice for the very tall among us, as it can be hemmed to the desired length.
For all those out there who love to wear their pants a bit lower, however, it may be a match made on The Planet of the Apes. In fact, this garment has not even survived to the point of this writing. It has already been cut up and put into service as scrap fabric so that Lisa could teach herself how to sew exposed zippers. Maybe that will throw the fashion police off her trail long enough for her to right the ship and try again.