Take it Easy

You feel badly for my sons.  I just know it.  I don’t blame you, I feel badly for them too.  What can I say?  It’s just easier to make cute girly things.  Simple as that.  I do try to make things for Kyle and Taylor as well.  I finished up this pair of pants early this morning.

There is, of course, a story behind it.  This print is such a boy print. It’s hard to find boy fabric.  That is for sure!  So when Kyle saw these bolts arrive, even he was excited and requested that I make a blanket for him out of it.

Well, in case you didn’t know this, we live in southern Arizona.  Um….we don’t need more blankets.  Ever.  Ever again.  Seriously.  I’m sure that I will make more blankets and quilts – but it’s just for pleasure because we certainly have all we’ll ever need.  I didn’t want to make a blanket with it.  What should I make?

A tradition in our family is for the kids to get new PJ’s on Christmas Eve.  I already decided that I am making my kids PJs this year.  It’s one of the many things on my list to finish before Christmas. (Which is something like 10 weeks away!!!!)

I hadn’t planned on making Kyle 2 pair of jammmies – but my first attempt ended poorly, I decided it would be best to make another pair – a “trail pair” per se, so that I would be sure to get the fit and everything correct on his Christmas pair.  So this is actually the trial pair of PJ’s and he LOVES them!  The first attempt is being re-cut into PJs for Taylor.

I opted to use the pattern from Olive & S.  I have made PJ bottoms for the kids before, but I really just wanted to test out the pattern.  Only the pants from Kyle’s set is from the Bedtime Story Pajamas.

I messed up my first pair.  I didn’t reverse the pattern piece when cutting out the second leg – so the back and front didn’t line up (duh!  Why I didn’t think of that when I cut it out?  I don’t know.)  I have no plans to make the kimono shirt.  If my son was still 6 or 9 months – it would be different….I might even be able to pull it off with my 2 year old, but my 6 year old just wants a regular shirt….thus the appliqued red shirt.  I also opted to do a rolled hem on my serger for the pant legs – mostly because I am lazy and it is faster than making a binding.  🙂
I suppose I’ll mention that all the patterns are all on sale on my website. (But all of you knew that already since you get my newsletter, right? he he 😉 )  If you use the code PATTERN when you checkout, you’ll get 10% off. Sorry, that ended. 😦 Sign up for my newsletter and you’ll know for next time! What Christmas gifts do you want to make this year?

PS. Yes, the Portabellopixie Patterns from Sandi Henderson have arrived and are in my shop.  THEY ARE AMAZING!  And yes, the 10% off works for them too. 🙂

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7 Responses to “Take it Easy”


  1. 1 rachelle October 13, 2008 at 7:23 am

    I love the fabric you picked- so cute. Did YOU mess up the first pair- or did the pattern fail to mention one important detail?! (Hehe I I already know the answer). You have made some cute stuff for your kids this week!

  2. 2 Melanie October 13, 2008 at 8:09 am

    Reading through the pattern again, it does mention it for a size 7/8. I wasn’t making those sizes, but b/c I pre-washed the fabric, it shrunk just enough and I could no longer fit the pattern onto the folded piece of fabric.

  3. 3 Lia October 13, 2008 at 8:53 am

    That is so crazy, I’m making pajamas for my girls right now. I had some cut from last spring but never sewed them together. After these past few chilly nights I decided to pull them out again. Your fabric is so cute! I’m glad he is excited.
    Did you look into tickets for Ralph’s World? It is Nov. 8th at Rialto incase you didn’t read my reply.

  4. 4 heap October 13, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    too cute! Your kiddos are sure lucky that you are so talented!!! Keep up the good work.

  5. 5 craftapple October 14, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    I SOOO wish I had an excuse to get the Claire pattern from Portabello Pixie. It is just SOOOOO cute! Yes, my boys get neglected, too. Sigh.

  6. 6 kari October 14, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Love the pjs. The fabric is too cute!!! 🙂 Wish I had you here to sew some stuff for me!!!!!!

  7. 7 Carly October 15, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    this brings back childhood memories. we could only open one package christmas eve and it was pajamas..


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