Caleb is still wearing all of his PJs from last winter and although the waists still fit, they are all about 2 inches too short. But I haven't been able to find any good deals on PJs and I just can't understand why they cost so much. I figured PJ pants should be pretty easy to sew. And so this morning, I whipped them up in less than an hour! I was totally impressed. Until I had Caleb try them on and they were about 3 inches too short and the waistband was under his armpits. Aghhhh! I'm sorry I didn't take a picture of it at the time.
I was about to shorten the top and attach an extra piece on the bottom, but then I realized that when I sewed the crotch, I sewed the wrong pieces together. So the pants were really upside down! Didn't I say that pants should be pretty easy to sew? I ripped out most of what I had done and fixed it.
I did end up adding an extra piece to each of the leg bottoms. The cuff is double-sided so when he gets too tall for the length, I can just rip out some of the stitches and make the pants longer. I also cut the elastic about 2 inches longer than needed, so I can lengthen it later. These should last a couple years :)