The weather is getting a little more frightful (at least in some parts of the world) and my boys need some warmer PJs. Pajamas are one of the few things I can really sew for my boys these days and I'm always on the look out for fun fabric.
This is a tradition in our family. Grandy used to make our brothers scrappy pajamas out of her scraps- a pocket from this, a sleeve from that. I wish I had a picture because they were so cute! Mom makes our kids PJs for birthdays and at other times- pictures for another post- that are adorable! When it comes to sleeping we know how to dress!
So my boys have been bugging me for a few weeks to make them some pjs- I LOVE that they want them HOMEMADE. I had found this cute fabric on fabric.com (see side button) for a steal awhile back and it's been waiting for the perfect opportunity to fulfill its potential.
A little ironic for sleepwear, don't you think? (Men at Work?)
For my oldest I used McCalls 6227 size 10. It seems to run a tad on the large size but then my oldest is only 9. This was a new style for me to sew and it was a cinch! So easy! I'm definitely using that one again! However it is very roomy at the top so I don't know how warm and snug it will be. Here's "keeping it real" for you- if you look closely you'll notice that the signs are upside down!! It must have been pretty late because I didn't notice this until I'd finished sewing the top.
For my almost 7 year old I used Simplicity 3987 size 8 and it was on the small side. It fits just about perfect but I thought it would be looser since I was using a size larger than he normally wears.
Sleep tight, my little men!