I have been on a little bit of a pre-vacation vacation so that I can actually get some rest and some things done for myself before the kids get out of school and chaos and parties take over. FAT. CHANCE. I have been running around from one school meeting or performance to the next. Finally on Thursday, I attended the final performance of the year, I was feeling pretty good, that is until the Principal “reminded” us that pajama day was the next day. My boys LOVE pajama day and of course I usually make them so off I went to hit up my fabric stash and I had just bought this pattern to use for them for our annual Christmas pjs.
I made the pants and the View B Top for my daughter and just the pants for my son since he likes to wear his pants with coordinated tee-shirts. This is my daughter’s first year in school so she was (thankfully) a little skeptical about the idea of wearing pajamas outside of the house, but once she saw her coordinated set in the morning she was ready to go. I love the way these turned out and it gets me in the mood for the pajama sewing marathon on deck between now and Christmas.
<b>Pattern Description: </b> CHILDREN’S/BOYS’ TOP, SHORTS AND PANTS: Top has neckline and sleeve variations. A and B: pullover, neck band, pocket, shaped hemline (wrong side shows), and narrow hem. C and D: mock bands. Shorts and pants have elasticized waist. Sleeves A, B and hemlines C, D, E and F: stitched hems. G: elasticized hemline.
Pattern Sizing: Combinations: CDD(2-3-4-5), CL(6-7-8)
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? The instructions were super easy for the construction of the garment. The band construction was a bit strange and came out wonky the first time. Even when marking precisely, it doesn’t quite go together as it should so I re-cut it and attached it my own way and it came out great.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the the sleeves, they go in so easy and more importantly that are less binding that a typical sleeve which is great for sleeping kids.
Fabric Used: I used flannel that I got from Fabric.com. I made these from remants of previous years Christmas pajamas and a scrap piece of ponte knit for the neck binding from this shirt so essentially these pajamas were FREE! Winner!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: No pattern alterations. I just used my own method for attaching the neck binding and I made them a little looser since they are sleepwear.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I definitely plan on sewing more of these. I love the way they look in coordinated pajama sets. I like them to still look put together even when lounging around the house.
Conclusion: This is a great little PJ pattern with many options and it comes together quite quickly. Definitely a keeper.