Friday, July 15, 2011

Butterick 4222 & Simplicity 2290

This will be a quickie, since you've seen both of these patterns before.
Here's my GQ boy, modelling his new PJs. The top is his TNT, Butterick 4222, which is sadly now OOP. I've made them many times and very much like the pattern. The pants are Simplicity 2290. I've made them before here.
The fabric is flannel from JoAnn, which I bought so many years ago that I didn't quite have enough yardage. I shortened the pants a little (for fit as well), and instead of using the cut on facings, I cut separate front facings from white cotton. Of course, you can see the flash of white at the top of the collar, but we're just calling that a design detail.
Logan wanted to show you his favorite part - the buttons! Aren't those little trains cute? The one on top is blue - He's Thomas. The middle, red one is James and the bottom, grey one that Logan is pointing to is Spencer. You can also see inside the collar in this picture. I decided to break from tradition and try the bias bound collar on this top. Naturally, despite having just written about this method, I managed to flub it up. I ended up with the bias tape on the outside, rather than tucked into the facings. It works fine, it just isn't as pretty. Anyway, the method was definitely less fussy and I think I'll be using it for PJs from here on out. The handstitched method is pretty and I'll reserve it for blouses and such where I don't want any external stitching.
According to Logan, the best part of these PJs is that they have train tracks! See, right here!

8 comments:

  1. Logan looks so proud of his new PJ's. My boys used to love Thomas too.

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  2. Trains are always fun for little boys, and train tracks lead their little minds across vast distances! I love the shelves of toys in the right of the picture. We still have some of our toys around, and lots of board games for young and older! It's a great reminder that there's a lot of fun in life to be had, if we only all wore our train PJs!

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  3. So cute! Both the boy and the PJs!

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  4. Such cute trains! It's too hot here for flannel, but I did find some super fun fish print for when it gets colder for #1. I need to put my Ottobres to use!

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  5. Very cute buttons. Where did you get them?

    I love the playspace in that room.

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  6. Thanks for sharing your train pjs with us Logan :-) what a kind and clever Mummy you have!

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  7. Love the pjs and the adorable model!

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  8. What a cutie! I have a Logan, too, but he's 19 and wouldn't dream of letting me make PJ's for him. Great job on the jammies!

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