I hope you will forgive me for being a little obsessed with pyjamas this week. After sewing up the first pair, I quickly cut out and sewed another pair for myself. Not usually being one for the matching thing, so I'm not sure what came over me, but I soon had the energy to whip up another three sets of pyjamas, but this time in miniature.
I used two old single flannelette sheets in all, with some left over. Julia's pair were traced from her existing pyjama pants, adding seam, hem and elastic allowances, but I added more width in the leg to match my pair and a few extra inches on the length. This is a very easy thing to do and with something like pyjamas there is no precise measurements required, and a little more room for error. I first read about this method in The Creative Family. I then took one of her old tops, that was a little marked, and used a few flowers from the pattern over the marks, attaching with a zig zag stitch.
As for Violet's, you may remember her two pairs I made last year. The tops have been well and truly outgrown, but the pants are still hanging in there. To make the new pants I simply traced around the old pair as above, but I added a few extra inches in length. I think I took the original pattern from tracing around her Quick Change Trousers. The second pair I used a piece of "new" flannel from the op shop. I then took a few hand-me-down tops and added a pocket on one and a few simple applique hearts on the other.
I really had fun making these, and it was a very quick and easy project, all completed within one day and really only spending a few hours. Sadly very "mini me", and feeling a little Sound of Music-like, but it is all in good fun. Not to mention rather practical too.
And for now these girls are quite happy for us all to be matching.
Talk about cute, that last photo is just the sweetest.ReplyDelete
I love the last pic too! xoReplyDelete
Oh so cute Tania! Love me a simple sewing project and love Sound of Music too:)ReplyDelete
I love your resourcefulness. And I love the idea of having matching pyjamas.ReplyDelete
Too Cuuute! I am a fan of matching outfits, especially pj's. They look so cosy too. I can imagine it's getting quite chilly around you now. I have been doing a bit of sewing myself lately in a nice sunny spot in the house. Hope your keeping all warm and well.ReplyDelete
So cute :)ReplyDelete
I bet the girls love it!
Ooh, how gorgeously "Maria"!ReplyDelete
We really need an update on the pj front here!
Enjoy your weekend. :)
ooh I want some, so beautiful, loving the pj postsReplyDelete
Now what's not to love when it comes to The Sound of Music. I think your jammies are very impressive. My daughter would love it if we had matching pjs- I bet your girls think it's wonderful.ReplyDelete
They are so cute....and now i have to make some matching pairs too as the twins just saw your last pic as i was reading and decided they had to have some the same! Looks like i will be cutting some patterns for the twins and my teen this weekend!!ReplyDelete
Your girls are growing so quickly!
Love them and the sound of music comment just cracked me up....funny. Bob the Builder would be impressed with you...reuse, recyle and something else... Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia www.oursimpleandmeaningfullife.blogspot.comReplyDelete
How fun! I love them!ReplyDelete
Lovely! I have two pairs of pyjamas sitting upstairs that I ciut out for the girls in summer. I never got around to sewing them. Thanks for the reminder. I hope they're not too small now!ReplyDelete
Hi Tania...just loving the sunny yellow sheet you chose to make these happy pjs!ReplyDelete
wonderful pys. i love them!!
wish you a nice day,
This made me smile real big!ReplyDelete
Have a lovely week, Tania
Oh how fabulous! I love the additions you made to the shirts, too. Simple and sweet--just perfect! You all look very comfy!ReplyDelete
The photo of you all in your matching pyjama bottoms is just precious! xReplyDelete
WOW! You have been busy! Makes me feel guilty that I have all this glorious fabric just waiting to be sewn up into some wonderful Summer outfits. LOL! Perhaps you will Inspire me to pull some out and get some things made!ReplyDelete