This is the first year I have EVER made Christmas pj’s for my kids!
It was fun, though my plan was to have them finished by Thanksgiving night—that’s my goal next year, to gift them to my kids then.
Bailey had Polar Express Day Friday in preschool, and since apparently I cannot get things finished without a real deadline, that is what motivated me to get them done.
Joann has amazingly adorable flannel these days. I scored these for about $2.50/yard during a sale. I know this fabric isn’t technically pajama fabric and not intended for sleepwear. Ruby will not be sleeping in her pants I made for her, and my kids have lots of clothes they wear as pj’s that are not intended for sleeping in. So I suppose that makes it seem ok to me. I don’t know. Hopefully I’m not just being under-protective when it comes to my kids and what they wear to bed.
Since I started sewing the pj’s about a month ago, my kids have been so sweet at giving me gentle reminders to finish them. I love how they are aware that momma can get stressed and overwhelmed and to sweetly remind me. Especially Dev on the right in the pics—he’s been really excited about them.
And…Ruby’s done. And Bailey. Good sports for the pics, though.
Ruby’s pant pattern is from Purl Bee—it’s a free baby pant pattern. I figured it would work great in flannel.
And oh, this cuteness you see on Ruby’s head? That’s a hat Melissa from Melly Sews made for her. I love receiving those kinds of packages. So many thoughtful people we know! We all love Ruby’s new hat (and the other items Melissa sent as well!).
And because these last two are pretty darn cute, I had to include a couple insagram pics: