Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Little Guy's Summer Jammies

Yay- something for the boys finally! Sewing for boys is a bit more challenging than it is for girls- mainly because girls fashions just have so many more options and boys are stuck with a handful of variations of shirt, pants, or shorts. Today, I'm featuring a pair of adorable pants that are from Heather from Feather's Flights. They're called the Perfect Playtime Pants and they are so easy to make! That's why I thought I'd use this opportunity to show you how I used her pattern to make some cute lounge jammies for my little guy. I tested her pattern and found it to be quite flawless and straightforward. If you're a beginning sewist, this little project is instant gratification! Pants are not as difficult to make as one would think- and this pattern can be made into three different types of bottoms! Those are my favoritest kinds of patterns and it's nice that more and more are becoming "multi-tasking" patterns like this!

I even stitched on a cloud applique to the butt of the pants! I know it probably looks more like an amoeba, but I'm calling it a cloud.

I made a muscle tee to pair with the pants- you know, so he can show off those guns of his. Boys like to do that, I think.

He's not the most obliging model I've worked with, but he does do some cute stuff...

Like eat stuff he's not supposed to. By the way, aren't the cuffs on the pants so adorable? I like cuffs! And I like the shape of the pocket too. I should've made two of them but I got lazy. Besides, babies don't use pockets anyway, do they?

I made the pants from an old pair of jersey lounge pants that his daddy was going to donate. I saw them in the pile and swooped down to save them before they took off and became someone else's treasure. There was a lot of material on those pants! It was an XL even though his daddy does not wear XL pants. I really don't know what that's about! I still have enough material to make another pair too.

Another view of the amoeba cloud. The good night teddy bear material is an interlocking knit that's so smooth yet firm and stretchy. It's probably the easiest knit I've sewn with thus far. 

I think he's adorable in these pants! He can move around so easily- as you can probably tell by these pictures. He's always in motion and having a good comfy pair of pants is necessary for all the moving around that this kid does! This pattern was tested by me and kid-approved by my little guy! I'm off to make the knickerbocker version. Happy sewing!

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  1. Cute little jammies! I like the cuffs too :)
    Heidi @ handmadefrenzy.blogspot.com

  2. Hi! This is really random but do you have more of this fabric by chance? We used it for my sons blankie and he lost it on our vacation and we are desperate! Please email me! jmariechang@gmail.com.


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