Saturday, June 6, 2009

new jams for both of us

I get excited when I see that my girl actually has a need for something I can sew.  She has only one pair of short style pjs and with it getting hotter and more humid, she needed some more.  I had a pattern for baby doll jams and thought those would be perfect.  These ones were a bit more intricate than I want for pjs.  It's a Simplicity Easy To Sew (9968), which it was if you followed the directions slowly, but I want to find something a bit more simple for the next ones. Still love them though. But, if you know of a simpler baby doll pattern let me know.  I made them out of a sheet I had used for another project.  I found the lace at the Goodwill and didn't have elastic cord for the back button, so cut up a pony tail holder. I love figuring out how much things cost me to make.  I am that cheap.  I think these were about $2 because I got the elastic for the waistband from another pair of pjs that got cut up.   Oh, and the applique is from Windham Fabric's paper dolls line.  I got the idea to use these as appliques from Dana at Made

When I finished her set, then I moved on to a pair of pj bottoms I had cut out of a sheet and was ready to sew around Christmas.  Since it's now summer and not winter when I had planned to make them, I cut 13 inches off the length and added a 4 inch band to the cuff- making them calf length (about 9 inches shorter).  These are the wide leg lounge pants from Amy Butler's In Stitches book.  Very comfortable.  

 

11 comments:

Jennifer said...

Cute!

marissa said...

they are so cute I'm definitely adding that simplicity pattern to my list, it turned out great

Zia Meadows said...

oh I am so jealous of those PJ's I would love to just veg out in those!

Carmen said...

You make me want to learn to sew everyday! :) Those are CUTE!

Kindershop said...

Oh so cute! Love them both.
Believe it or not my next project are summer PJs for my girls, too. I have a pair of vintage embroidered pillow cases I am intending to use. Just, I am still looking for a quick and easy pattern.

holynickel said...

love the lounge pants. I have just picked up a few sheets from the thrift store and thought about making me some jammy pants....I may just have to do it now...

Jessica said...

So cute!!! Love those little shorts.

GloJoeSews said...

I've said it before and I'll saying it again--u really are amazing! Wow. If you don't have an etsy shop u'd better run out and get one going cuz u'll make a mint!

dana said...

So sweet. I love those dainty pink jams. So girly!

Amy said...

She looks to cute in those pjs....you will need to let her wear them out to the store too!

Julie said...

Cute pj's. Recently I just made my 3 yr old daughter some basic shorts to wear with a camisole to bed. I have this pattern http://www.butterick.com/item/B6659.htm?search=6659&page=1 that has the babydoll style. Not sure if it would be any easier, though. Butterick is usually more complicated, in my experience. And I'll have to get the pattern for the lounge pants, they look super cute and comfy.