Feb 14, 2014

Sweetheart Pajamas!

Happy Valentine's Day! Today, I'm sharing these cute pajamas I made last night in preparation for Valentine's Day AND Pajama Day at school. Talk about double-duty!
I realized this week that my kid doesn't own any RED pajamas to wear to school and I wanted him to be festive for Valentine's Day. The class was going to be delivering valentine's and doing fun things for the holiday all in their pajamas! So I knew I could go buy some, but figured I could make something just as cute (or cuter) from my stash.
First came the pants. I'd just recently made some pants for the boy, so I had a good idea how to do some pretty quickly. I used some checkered flannel from Joann's and the Kindergarten pants as a guideline, and just cut around them. I kept a big hem on the bottom because I love the look.
The shirt came next. I used a roomy play shirt as the pattern piece and, again, just cut around it. What helped me draw up this shirt was all the practice I had making Flashback Skinny Tees last year for both my kids. (It's a really great pattern that taught me a lot about shirt construction.) I only own the pattern that goes up to size 5, so thought I'd be brave and cut my own pieces. And guess what? It worked! The fabric is knit from Joann's.
And those hearts? They're my favorite part of the outfit. I appliquéd them using EZ-Steam II by Pellon and didn't even bother top-stitching them. The adhesive seemed really strong.
I love how they turned out! I sent my son off to school today happy. He was truly excited about his new pajamas. 
Which made me happy.
I am sure there were so many Valentine's events going on in schools today around the world and I hope your little ones had good days too.
Have a super weekend!

7 comments:

  1. Lovely pajamas you created just in time for Valentine's day! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  2. How fun! I've been wanting to try the skinny T.

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    1. It's definitely a good pattern and can be used so many ways!

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    1. I kinda want to make some of those pants for me too... Thanks for stopping by, Olga!

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  4. Such a fun project! thanks for linking over at Take-A-Look Tuesday - I featured you today, woot woot! And also pinned it for you - thanks!
    Mandy, SugarBeeCrafts.com

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