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Quick help, book week costume, 'distressed' trousers

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NotQuiteCockney Wed 03-Oct-07 21:14:50

I need to make the bottom hem of a pair of pjs all raggedy, for a 'Tom the Cabin Boy' costume.

The pjs are tshirt material, you know, thin knit cotton.

Do I just cut a zigzag thing on it, and cope with it fraying? They only have to be worn for one day ... or do I (gulp) hem it somehow in the zig zag pattern?

Tortington Wed 03-Oct-07 21:15:41

cut zig zag and have done!

NotQuiteCockney Wed 03-Oct-07 21:19:41

Oh good.

We won the costume prize thing last year, with a (very) homemade captain underpants outfit, I'm very pleased with cabin boy tom, only debate is whether I let DS1 take in his (new, antique) midshipman's box.

Califright Wed 03-Oct-07 21:22:07

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bookwormtailmum Wed 03-Oct-07 21:30:33

Or use pinking shears grin.

GingermonkeySucksBlood Wed 03-Oct-07 21:38:21

yep, cut it. It won't fray if it's jersey (I did the same to some of DS's last year, and he wore them for ages as PJ bottoms as he took a fancy to them!) At worst it will curl a little.

NotQuiteCockney Wed 03-Oct-07 21:40:42

If I had pinking shears ... well, actually, I wouldn't use them, because I want big jagged lines, not little ones. :-P

Califright Thu 04-Oct-07 17:22:35

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bookwormmum Thu 04-Oct-07 17:35:48


GingermonkeySucksBlood Thu 04-Oct-07 20:21:25

cali, I'm there with you!! grin I remember thinking everyone had them too, in fact I was shocked to learn that other people's mums couldn't actually sew, and they got their clothes from real shops - not clothkits grin (and was soooooooo jealous of the girls that had snoopy socks at school from woolies grin)

rantinghousewife Thu 04-Oct-07 20:27:59

Pinking shears are a wonderous invention, all shiney and baring teeth grin

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