January 14, 2013

Pajamas...a short girls dilemma.

Seriously, it shouldn't be this hard to own pajamas.  I mean...really?

It has recently come to my attention that my pajama bottoms are approximately a good four to six inches too long, thanks to Hubby and Man-Child helpfully pointing this out over Christmas break and then falling all over themselves while laughing hysterically at me one evening.  I was not nearly as amused as they were.

If the truth be told, I've known this - I've just ignored the problem and prayed that I didn't trip over the excess fabric and falling to my death, or a broken hip, as I was walking up or down the stairs.

In fact, this very problem has been plaguing me for quite some time now; since I was about 16 and realized that this would be a dilemma that I would face for the rest of my life!  And I have pondered over the various ways to rectify the problem since, obviously, the pajama designers out there aren't going to fix the problem by creating a whole line of sleepwear for those of us that are, ummm....vertically challenged.

I've tried rolling them up - to no avail.  Since the very nature of pajama fabric resists the whole notion of rolling them up.

I've tried tucking them into my socks.  Very sexy...not!  But efficient.  Particularly on those extra frigid nights when slipping into bed is like sliding between two layers of ice.

I've tried rolling them up from the waist.  Not so comfy.

I've tried ignoring the fact that the hems of my pajama bottoms are dragging the floor and being walked on, which is hard to do, particularly when you do find yourself tripping over them while coming up or down the stairs...

So what is left?


Every darn pair I own.

And, just for giggles, let's throw in the fact that I can't hem a straight line worth a damn.  But I can't exactly take my pajamas to a tailor and have them hem the articles...THAT would be ridiculous.

So I sense a new project on the horizon - once I work up the "I NEED to do this NOW" feeling.

I have a feeling that this will not end well.


  1. You could do what I do with pajamas. Take a thin elastic cord and attach it to the end of a safety pin. Make a small hole in the underside of the hem and thread the safety pin through until it makes it back to the starting point, then tie a knot in the two ends. Not only does it solve the length problem, you can still pull them over your socks at night, for added warmth... but you aren't tripping over them anymore. This is much easier than hemming.

  2. In the Uk, you can get a product called wondaweb which is like of an easy hemming option - its a bit like sellotape and you stick it on your clothes then stick hem over! Sorted

  3. What happens if you just cut them off and don't hem them? Do they fray or will they just curl up quietly? I like Ms. A's solution. I wear a nightshirt so I don't have your problem with jammie bottoms. :-)

  4. Have you thought about shopping in the junior girls department? I'm not trying to be funny, but I recently saw something regarding this very post. I'm 5'11, so I'm not sure if I would want your problem or my own of not having them long enough!

  5. LOL Perhaps it's time to switch to sexy nighties!

  6. I say go to the jr's dept. As a short girl myself sometimes it's my only option. But if you are really tired of hello kitty and sponge bob jammies the hem tape is the easiest, just iron and go.