KCW Day 2- Outerspace PJ’s

Yep, more PJ’s!

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These PJ’s, like yesterday’s PJ’s, are also from a pattern by Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop. These are the Winter PJ’s.

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What do you think about this fabric? I like it. But not really excited about it anymore. At least not like I was when I bought it 3 years ago! Ha! I got it to make my son PJ’s when he was a baby baby! Never happened. Until now, that is!

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The kiddo keeps wearing PJ’s that are too small for him. Mostly in the length. Even his belly pokes out of some! But they are so comfy and he loves them so… But it drives Nannie (my mom) crazy. Even when he does have new PJ’s on, she thinks he needs new ones. So, Nannie, he’s pretty set up with new PJ’s.

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These were totally simple to make. And again, I ignored the 1/2 seam allowance and they fit great. Not too tight and not too baggy. As I was sewing along I realized that the pants looked SUPER long. SO I held off on adding the cuff. Luckily I caught myself before I went on. I ended up cutting off 4.5 inches from the pant pattern before I added the leg cuffs!

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The arms are a little long too, but he’s not having anything to do with the idea of fixing them! So they stay. I almost fixed them anyway, but hey, he keeps growing and the sleeves stay the same…. So why not leave them a little bit long??

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We put them on for the pictures and they never came off. It’s so funny… It’s starting to be like pulling teeth for him to get dressed for me ot take pictures, but once the camera actually comes out… Totally different story… A little comedian he thinks he is!

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He’s sleeping in them tonight!

 

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Kids Clothes Week Challenge- Day 1

WooooHoooo! It’s that time of year again! 

So if you’ve ever followed along with me, you know that I post my projects the next day. So technically yesterday was the first day. I sew at night. So I always post the next day….

I guess I could start the day before and then I’d actually have something to post the very first day… Hmmmm…. Maybe I’ll try that next time!

I prepared this weekend by cleaning out my closet. Cleaning out your closet, you ask??? yes, my closet. there were tons of clothes in there and they are about to be repurposed into clothes for the little guy! I’m going to try to use them all.

The first project last night was a quickie PJ project. I didn’t spend a lot of time cutting everything just right or any of that. This project was mostly to try out a couple of ideas. I’ve been wanting to try out the basic pants pattern from Dana Made It. And then I made my own top pattern and I wanted to give it a try.

They started as PJ’s of mine.

Then I used this tutorial from Cook Clean Craft for turning grown up pants into little pants. The pants fit pretty good (luckily, there was already a drawstring in the pants, because I kinda forgot to stretch out (or size down) the elastic!)

The top worked out pretty well, too.

One problem I had… I made the pattern from one of his snug PJ’s. The intent was to make it out of stretchy pj material, but I switched gears at the last minute (the fabric I was going to use hadn’t been washed yet) and then I continued and used my old pj’s that weren’t stretchy! OOPS! Well, the shirt fits great, but the sleeves are a bit tight. I’ll redo those tonight!

I used this Ringer shirt tutorial for the shirt, even though I didn’t use the knit. But man, I did learn how easy it is to make a shirt!! Why haven’t I done more of these? I’ve been scared for some reason. Tonight I’m going to try it with the jersey knit… We’ll see if I’m still as excited!

So all in all I think for an hour and half of work, it was a productive evening at the sewing machine!

Are you sewing along with the KCWC???