|yes, you wear scarves and short sleeves in Texas|
Here's a brief "How To" for these...
2 pair of outgrown PJ pants
Rotary cutter and cutting mat
Both my daughters are tall, so we have lots of pants that are too short. My oldest is 6' tall, so I used her outgrown pjs to make hers so that I would have enough fabric for her scarf and the same for my youngest so we had appropriate fabric for each girl.
Chop up your PJ pants making yourself 4 rectangles of fabric the same size. I just made the rectangles as large as possible from the two legs of the pants (front and back).
Sew 3 of the rectangles together end to end making a long scarf that will wrap around the neck and reach the end of the fingertips.
Chop up the legs of the other set of pj pants to make pockets. On my first scarf, I used the bottom hem of the pants as the top or opening of the pocket. I turned inside out and sewed straight along the unhemmed opening to create the pocket.
On my second pair I turned the legs of the pj pants on their side to incorporate the little pockets the pj pants already had into the scarf pocket.
Turned inside out and sewed along the bottom creating the scarf pocket. Flipped right side out then asked my daughters to model by trying on the scarf (making sure to wrap around the neck to get the right length for how it will be worn) and pin pockets at where hands rest.
Top stitch the sides and bottom of pocket onto the scarf. Turn pocket inside out with end of scarf inside and sew top inside of pocket to scarf. Turn right side out and VOILA!
Just a note*
The red scarf was made from fleece pj pants, but the green from flannel (which is lighter and just perfect for the Texas mild winters). I just sewed a straight stitch around the edges of the entire scarf to allow for a little fraying.
They were perfect for our first backyard fire pit smores night!!
Thanks Delia for the awesome inspiration!