Needle & Thread

Christmas in July Pajamas 🎄

I got a delicious box of Christmas fabrics called The Snowflake Waltz by Maude Asbury with Blend Fabrics.

My oldest daughter who loves loves loves The Nutcracker was so excited for me to make her something….so pajamas it was! (We wear our lounge pants a lot around our house) After making myself some new lounge pants, both my girls were longing for a handmade set of their own. I went a step further adding appliqué long sleeve shirts and a robe for Sophia since she had grown out of hers.

For the lounge pants, I used a great post from Craftsy, which shows you how to make pants from a pair you already own…

For the long sleeve shirts I actually bought some clearance soft cotton shirts from H&M and appliquéd the Christmas tree on Emma’s and the Nutcracker characters on Sophia’s using Lite Steam a’ Seam. 

Once those were cut out and ironed on, I moved onto the robe.

I found this amazing free pattern and tutorial from Melly Sews. Her “sleepy robe” couldn’t have been easier and turned out absolutely adorable!

I only made a couple simple changes to the pattern and used my Babylock serger for almost the entire process.

If you haven’t tried using a serger, I highly recommend it! It makes clothes so quickly compared to always using the sewing machine, and polishes them off beautifully. 

The biggest change I made was very small and simple…the robe sashing (the blue Snowflake fabric that goes around the neck and down each length of the front of the robe. I sewed it back on itself instead of sewing it down in the ditch. I didn’t trust myself to get a hidden even straight stitch in the ditch…this was so easy to sew back on itself. 

In the end i came out with a darling set of pjs that my girls absolutely love. 

And of course I’m biased…but they are two peas in a pod…adore them!

Hope this inspires you to whip some new lounge wear up…


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