Christmas Sewing Part I

One of my sewing projects for Christmas was pajama pants. Usually I buy my kids pajamas at Target on Black Friday. This year for some reason I decided to make them.
For the girls, I bought a bolt of Kate Spain’s purple dragonflies from Good Fortune.

My son got rockets that I had – Rocket Scientist by Keri Beyer.
It took two days to sew them at a sewing weekend with some friends. It was a retreat where we went home at night. That’s the kind of retreat I can go on right now! It’s also perfect for finishing Christmas sewing projects!
I was excited to see how the kids liked the pajamas.
First thing I heard, from my son, was, “My pajamas match my curtains!” The fabric was indeed the same fabric that I had made his curtains from. He wasn’t impressed.
My oldest daughter’s didn’t fit. I tried to adjust the pattern so she could wear them lower on her hips than the pattern called for. It didn’t work. I adjusted them too low.
My second daughter’s fit perfectly, but she wanted them longer. She, however, is about the size of her brother, and likes her brothers pajamas. I am sure she will take them from him before too long.
The other three girls’ pajamas fit great, and they loved them! I think I may try again next year. Then if it turns out like this year, I will go back to getting them from Target.


  1. Marion McClellan
    March 2, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    SO CUTE!!! I thought you were always supposed to match your jammies to your curtains… so if robbers come, you can hide in your curtains 😉

  2. Lani Glasser
    March 2, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    That is so funny! I could see that happening to me. I think I might give up after ONE year!

  3. Jean
    March 2, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    That’s why I stick to quilts. The do not have to fit.

  4. Loafer Mountain Primitives
    March 3, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Don’t tell my Grandson, he would be awful upset that his did’nt match his Birthday quilt!
    Too funny!

    Ps…. Glad to see you back 🙂

  5. April M.
    March 6, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Just show him the Sound of Music…at least you didn’t make his PJ’s from the curtains 🙂 Soo cute!