Monday Outfit: Jammies

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Thank you so much, everyone, for all the kind comments and emails! K is much better, though the coughing is still off and on. I’m still pretty loopy as well, but we’ve finally had one cough-free night which felt like manna from heaven. My little brother came to visit from Los Angeles this past weekend, which also helped, because he and K adore each other. There’s something about extra attention and affection that does a soul good, I think.

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As you can imagine, K spent a lot of time in her pajamas last week. For a mini fashionista, her nightwear selection is pretty pitiful. She favors ratty, over-sized tees from various school events with corporate logos plastered all over the back. She quickly ran out of her t-shirt supply, and we agreed that it was high time I made her some jammies.

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These are my test jammies using patterns from this book that I think may be my absolute favorite. The patterns are so versatile! Anyway, K requested a bear on her pajama top, so I cut one out using the now ubiquitous grey polka dot flannel, thought it was too small, cut out a bigger one, and K said “I want both!” She wants me to add eyes and a mouth to them, but we are still in negotiations (“But red eyes would make them look scary, honey,” I keep telling her…).

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The creamy white fabric feels like a ponte knit – it’s thicker, less stretchy, and sort of luxe. The grey and white stripey is jersey knit that I got just before I began my fabric fast three months ago, and I plan on making a top for myself with it so I only used a tiny portion for the neckband and sleeve/leg cuffs.

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Isn’t that castle great? It was a birthday present from a friend, and her very patient uncle helped her assemble it. It comes with a little paint set, but of course, I love it in its pure white form. So pretty.

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The fit and comfort level of the pajamas are excellent, and these got K’s seal of approval, so I’ll be making more for sure. Wouldn’t a fox one be so darling? Or one with little houses, like the amazing dress Lucinda made?

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I really hope she’s truly on the mend this time. It’s been a rough couple of weeks, and I for one am ready for some sleep. Maybe I ought to make some jammies for myself.

 

 

 

24 thoughts on “Monday Outfit: Jammies

  1. Jammies for yourself sounds like a great idea! My hubby is home sick today… I think something is going around!
    Good to have you back! 🙂

    1. Oh, I’m so sorry to hear your husband’s not feeling well, Kristi. This time of year is full of icky germs. Wishing him a quick recovery!

  2. You’re making me blush, Sanae! If I had even a fraction of your creativity . . . Funny you mentioned one with a fox (does K sing that horribly annoying fox song too like my children do?!), as I just picked up some orange knit fabric to appliqué a fox to a dress for Lilah. Inspired by MiniBoden, as most things are:)
    So, SO glad to hear that K is on the mend and that you got a good night sleep. Do you remember from the days of K being a baby how restorative a good night sleep felt? I hope such nights return to you soon! (and keep with the water intake!).
    As those pi’s – even in loungewear K exudes style! Does that pattern book have pi’s in it, or did you adapt a pattern? Love the stripe binding around the cuffs, and can’t wait to see how you use it for yourself someday:)
    You and K both were missed! Glad you enjoyed a relaxing weekend with your brother.

    1. I don’t know the fox song, but I better keep K away from it 🙂 so looking forward to seeing your fox appliqué! The patterns are for leggings and t-shirts, which I made into pjs 🙂 and yes, sleep is a beautiful thing…

  3. Cool jammies and really cool photos! Those striped accents are awesome, and I’m excited to see your top from the same fabric. Also, I think I need applique lessons from you!

    1. Thank you, Pienkel! Easy sewing was all that I could handle this week, but I missed making stuff, so it was good to get the pj’s done 🙂

  4. Jammies seem like the perfect result of a restful weekend! And just like nitted socks they spell l*o*v*e to me. Your blog post made me feel all wintery and cosy – great styling with the castle, just like freshly fallen snow. And I would totally love a fox pyjama. I love foxes. I am even thinking of making these mittens, aren´t they wonderful? http://www.pattydoo.de/2013/10/handschuhe-schlauchschal-schnittmuster/ They come with a free pattern (for download click the red button). For kids she also has a free pattern http://www.pattydoo.de/2012/11/kostenloses-schnittmuster-kinderhandschuhe/ and the fotos show how they are assembled. Jammies and foxes for everyone 😉 !

    1. These are SO cute! I love them, the fox is awesome. I’m a big fan of foxes too, especially arctic ones (the all-white ones) – surprise, surprise, right? 😉

    1. Thanks Meghan! We’ve now had two cough-less nights so I’m feeling ever so hopeful. Although we discovered today that K can’t run in the cold outdoors – it causes her to wheeze. One step at a time…

    1. Total bummer! But she seems to be getting better and better every day, so knock on wood. So happy you like the PJs — bias cut stripes are some of my favorite things ever 🙂

    1. Thank you, Shelley! I guess the white does give the impression of cleanliness, hey? Always a good thing! Keeping them white is a whole different matter….:-)

    1. Thank you, Monica! Do your little ones kick off their pants? Even when the temps are arctic, K often sleeps in only a short-sleeved tee.

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