Friday, July 25, 2014

Goodnight Sweetheart PJs: Dr. Suess style

Duncan has lately been busting out of his old PJs. Like, literally his toes poke out of holes in the footies.
I know.  And for some reason, there aren't any hand me down PJs in his size right now. Fortunately, it's Kids Clothes Week! Time for new ones!
They're a little large at the moment, but I know they won't be for long. He's growing up so fast. At least I can keep him in crazy printed PJs for a little longer.
The pattern I used is from the book, Sewing for Boys. It is the Goodnight Sweetheart PJs, which feature an external neckline facing with piping, button (or in this case, snap) closure and a shaped neckline. The pants are basic, but the pattern includes the option of cuffs and a fly opening.
I really LOVE the piping detail on the facing. It makes it look very professional, but it also makes edge finishing the facing super easy to do. I used white piping for this set. I originally thought red would be fun, but the red piping I had was just a touch too light, while the red snaps in stash were a perfect match. So, I went with white. It's more subtle, but I like it.
The fabric is a super soft flannel by Michael Miller. It was part of my very first Tennessee fabric purchase. I bought it at a local quilt shop, Tennessee Quilts. It is seriously fantastic quality, which is good. Dunc is hard on his clothes.
Despite the tough guy exterior, a cozy set of flannel PJs makes every guy happy.
Peek-a-boo!

5 comments:

  1. Hard to believe he was just an infant when you moved to Utah, and here you are across the country! And he's so big! Love the Dr. Seuss jammies - perfect inspiration for bedtime stories!

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  2. These are so cute! I do wish the kids didn't have to grow up so fast!! :)

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  3. The piping is great!

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  4. They are lovely with the white piping. That last photo is just beautiful. Just what a boy should do.

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