It’s been a very long time since I sewed the kids clothes. I’ve been wanting to make pajamas for Ana because she is growing out of the footed pjs and I don’t want to buy anymore. I am feeling more uncomfortable with the flame-retardant fabrics that are often used to make children’s sleepwear. There is an excellent article on Keeper of the Home about children’s sleepwear.
My favorite pajama pattern is the Sleepover Pajama by Oliver+S. I’ve made four sets for Caleb. But I wanted to try something more girly. I made a set each for Ana and Charlotte. Charlotte didn’t make it into the pictures because she happened to be wearing another pajamas that morning.
I bought the cutest flannel from Joann’s. I’ve not had a good experience with their flannel in the past, but I just couldn’t pass up this glitter kitty fabric. It has glitter on it! It sparkles!! Seriously. How could I not buy it!?
Charlottes is pink also with purple and pink butterflies. It also is a glitter flannel.
Pattern Description: Girl’s pajamas. I made view D, long-sleeved top with pants.
Pattern Sizing: 3-6
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like that it wasn’t fussy. No zippers, binding or facing. The only gathering is at the chest and for the ease on the top of the sleeves. It only has 7 pieces and sewed up quickly.
Fabric Used: Glitter flannel from Joann’s
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The sleeves came out a little short, which I didn’t expect at all since I usually have to shorten sleeves and pants for my kids. I did have to shorten the pants. I didn’t add the applique because it seemed a waste of time considering the cute fabric I used.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I would just add about an inch to the sleeves.
Conclusion: This is a quick and cute design. I don’t have a lot of time to sew so I will definitely make more pajamas from this pattern.
And in other news… Eliza is going through the phase where she won’t leave the pantry alone. And she enjoys tearing the labels off cans. The only reason why this doesn’t annoy me more is that she’s the only one that’s ever done this. One out of four isn’t too bad. In an effort to stay sane, I’ve given up organizing the cans and I’m waiting out the storm.