When I was walking through the thrift store looking for items to refashion, this gingham fabric jumped out right away. I realized they were pajama pants and wondered if I could do anything with them. I almost left them as-is to wear them as pajama pants, but pajama pants aren’t long enough for me. I bought it deciding to refashion it and realized pants have a lot of fabric to work with. I thought it would be a fun challenge to make something from a pair of pajama pants. And I was able to make a shirt from it. I believed that I could do it, but I’m pretty amazed that I was able to actually do it. I added some floral embroider iron-on patches* to give it a step up and make it look like it’s not from a pair of pajama pants. Let’s dive into the pajama pants refashion tutorial!
5. Add embroidery and topstitching where you want. I added pink topstitching and embroidery all over the shirt to match the iron-on floral embroidery.
6. Construct the shirt as the pattern instructs.
7. Iron on the embroidery patches. I put one on each shoulder. I love the pop of pink next to the black and white.
Enjoy your beautiful new shirt! That you made from a pair of pajama pants! Would anyone ever believe that this shirt was pants first? Can you believe this is a pants refashion?