I get excited when I see that my girl actually has a need for something I can sew. She has only one pair of short style pjs and with it getting hotter and more humid, she needed some more. I had a pattern for baby doll jams and thought those would be perfect. These ones were a bit more intricate than I want for pjs. It's a Simplicity Easy To Sew (9968), which it was if you followed the directions slowly, but I want to find something a bit more simple for the next ones. Still love them though. But, if you know of a simpler baby doll pattern let me know. I made them out of a sheet I had used for another project. I found the lace at the Goodwill and didn't have elastic cord for the back button, so cut up a pony tail holder. I love figuring out how much things cost me to make. I am that cheap. I think these were about $2 because I got the elastic for the waistband from another pair of pjs that got cut up. Oh, and the applique is from Windham Fabric's paper dolls line. I got the idea to use these as appliques from Dana at Made.
When I finished her set, then I moved on to a pair of pj bottoms I had cut out of a sheet and was ready to sew around Christmas. Since it's now summer and not winter when I had planned to make them, I cut 13 inches off the length and added a 4 inch band to the cuff- making them calf length (about 9 inches shorter). These are the wide leg lounge pants from Amy Butler's In Stitches book. Very comfortable.