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.
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.
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…).
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.
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.
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?
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.