I made Kevin another pair of Pajama pants.
I used the same pattern again, still not following it (it has a weird old timey style with piping). I did the same modifications to greatly lower the waist band, and then lowering the fly- otherwise, it would be way too short, since the waist band is drafted to go to the chest.
The only mistake I made was not stitching down the part of the fly that ended up in the elastic casing. It really makes no difference, because one side of it is closed- but one side remains open. There didn't seem to be any part of the instructions saying to do that. He could put a quarter in there. You never know when you might need a quarter.
I did not attempt to match the plaids at all on the sides (and they don't match) but oddly, they match nearly perfectly on the back seam. This makes me wonder how matching the plaids could be possible, because if I matched the sides- then wouldn't the back seam not match?
I'm excited to say this is my first TNT: Tried and True. Now if I know Kevin wants Pajamas, I know exactly which ones to make.
Except now he says "but they don't have pockets..." URGH! You never said you wanted pockets! I could have added pockets.
All I was told is that the first pair I made (years ago) didn't have a fly, so I found a pattern that had a fly. But- at the time I didn't buy new fabric and used the least girly stash fabric I had. So then the complain was that the second pair was purple. This pair fixes both these issues, and now he is saying he needs pockets. Who needs pockets when they sleep? I mean, I gave him a place to put a quarter :) I guess if I make another pair (probably next year, he doesn't wear PJ pants all that much) I will add pockets. Probably just in the side seam.