Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Make them and it shall come.

...them bring summer pyjamas
and it being summer...

Having stocked up the little goddess' piggy piggy jam jam drawer for summer nights,
I have been procrastinating on making the boys' PJs.
As soon as it "has" to be done,
it becomes a chore.
And while making 4 pairs at once,
a few thread colour changes aside,
is a quicker process,
it smacks of production line
and that seems to kick in a persnickety little "boredom" gene.

The bottoms are from Favourite Things Little Jammies pattern
modified to a completely elasticised waist.
The top are from Kwik Sew 3234 pyjama pattern.
These are a slim top so I made a size 10 for my boys.
(one is 5 and he...shall we say, takes after his mother;
the 7 year old is a beanpole...they share the same waist measurement)
These are loose fitting but a good size and if they don't get trashed through stretching tops over their knees and playing "hey I have a great idea let's see who can pull and stretch whose pyjamas the most"
(as happened with last year's pairs)
they might get more than a year's wear.

Fabrics: plain knit is Stella. Various patterned knits from the stash.
Embroidery: both from embroidery library,
embroidered onto felt
then sewn onto the tops.

Little Boozle 2010

Little Boozle 2010

Little Boozle 2010

Little Boozle 2010

Little Boozle 2010

Little Boozle 2010

And *ahem* I might just have made one more pair for the little goddess.
A bought tee decorated with embroidery and bottoms using a knit from my stash.
Embroidery from designs by juju

Little Boozle 2010

Little Boozle 2010


5 comments:

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

Love them all, maybe we better get someone from the workers union to drop by your place to make sure "working conditions" are right, hate tho think you are making yourself into a one person sweatshop! Is there at least a little candy or coffee there?

Liam's Mummy said...

I have some of that giraffe fabric, love the embroidery designs! You're very organised, getting onto the summer PJs already.

Tania said...

I would make the Middle's week if I embraced my inner jim jam maker. Deep breath then (cos I suspect my production line won't look anywhere near as snazzy as yours)...

MoederKip said...

Oh, I wish I had some giraffe jim jams :-)
Very very lovely work!

Liz said...

They all look fabulous Tas!!