Being Tall Presents a Challenge

I am a pretty tall gal (5’11”). Thankfully, most stores have gotten the clue and offer tall inseams in most pants, but unfortunately in my search for some great pajamas or workout pants, I come home empty-handed each time. So, I usually just go for capri styles instead, since those won’t make me look like I’m preparing for a flood. I will admit though, I really was hoping for a pair of pajama pants that make me feel, well, normal.

When I started sewing, I decided to stock up on patterns at Hobby Lobby because they were 99 cents each! Included in that was this plus-sized pajamas pattern. I wanted to wait a while to attempt garments, but Sew Mama Sew gave me a jolt of motivation with their challenge this month: Make it, Wear it!

I was a little intimidated, but there is a big red word on the pattern packaging: EASY. I’m sure that means easy peasy to a pro, but I’m just hoping it means manageable to a newbie like myself.

I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday and bought this pretty dark grey/blue floral pattern for my pants. This is gonna happen folks, and my seam ripper, once again, is at the ready!

Pajama Pants Fabric

Wish me luck!

Have you been intimidated by trying something new in a craft? What motivated you to finally go for it?


  1. You are inspiring me to drag my sewing machine from the dark recesses of the garage! :)

  2. I totally understand your frustration with lack for ‘tall’ pants. I’m 6’2″ and it’s almost impossible to find pants in store. I 9 times out of 10 resort to ordering online. Pants and shoes are the hardest for me. Best of luck on the pj pants! I can’t wait to see the final product and hear how comfy they are!

  3. You can do it! I had to make PJ pants in high school home economics(…don’t ask), I’ll try to find the photo of them if I can. You’d have a nice laugh, what with one leg crooked and all :)

  4. Ooh, I hope those work out for you! Cute pattern! I have more luck with men’s PJ pants than women’s, length-wise. But when you buy men’s then you have the issue that they don’t really have hips/butts, so sometimes that is a problem! My favorite sweats ever are men’s though and they’re super long & comfy!


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