Needle & Thread

Christmas in July Pajamas 🎄

I got a delicious box of Christmas fabrics called The Snowflake Waltz by Maude Asbury with Blend Fabrics. http://www.blendfabrics.com


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… 

http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/08/how-to-sew-pajama-pants/

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! 



http://mellysews.com/free-patterns

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…

Enjoy!

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