Not-So-Prickly Cactus Pajamas

When you live in the desert, it makes sense to have cactus-inspired clothing. Even though I’m a swamp/New Orleans girl at heart, I couldn’t say no to this adorable cactus double-brushed poly spandex knit!


Although it bears little prickly friends, this fabric is legit the most comfortable you’ll ever put on your body. Double brushed poly spandex is “brushed” on both sides to make for a super-soft texture. The good news is although there’s polyester in it, it doesn’t pill in the wash! I’ve worn the heck out of my exer-fries outfit and it still looks the same as the day I sewed the last stitch! (P.S. Believe it or not, this fabric does OK as gym wear, too!)


But for this rodeo with DBP, I’m not thinking about the gym and am going for full-out lounge wear now.


The t-shirt is the Lark Tee from Grainline Studio. I made a straight size 10 so it would be more relaxed through the chest and shoulders (my usual is size 8 on top to 10 at the waist and hips). I love how I can wear this as pajamas or as a regular t-shirt to go out and touch cacti.

NOT recommended!

The bottoms are the True Bias Hudson Pants in a size 10 without the waist tie. I am OBSESSED with this pattern for lounging around the house and doing some at-home yoga. These are the 6th pair I’ve made and I’m not stopping there!


I had some leftover black DBP to use as trim for the Hudsons so it wouldn’t be too cactus-y. Although I think I definitely cross that line wearing them with this shirt. #whatever #yolo


These are now my favorite pieces to wear at home because they are so comfy and adorable! What do you like to make for lounging around the house (or for touching spikey things you’re not supposed to)?


You can follow more of Rachel’s adventures in sewing, cat wrangling, and cactus-poking at!

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3 thoughts on “Not-So-Prickly Cactus Pajamas”

  1. Love this! It looks so comfy and the print is super adorable. You can’t go wrong with cute little cacti. Those Hudson pants look ridicuously comfortable. I might have to try those sometime soon. You wouldn’t have to fit the booty too much to make them look good like a jean. That sounds like a nice relaxing sew.

    1. Thank you! The Hudsons are great because I have to make zero alterations whatsoever AND they still fit my booty! It’s also a pretty quick sew, especially when you leave out the waist tie like I do. <3

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