Thursday, 10 June 2010

Boys Pyjamas

I had a productive half term, getting new stock listed on the website and some sewing at last!!
I wanted to make some pyjama bottoms for the small chaps in my life from the book Making Childrens Clothes by Emma Hardy.
Tracing and cutting out the pattern in the different sizes took the most time ( the pattern is in 3 sizes 2-3, 3-4 and 5-6 ).

They were the first thing I have ever made that somebody can really wear...and I used Michael Miller fabric for all of them....
I chose Kids Zoo for R's (age 2) favourite print.
I made C (age 5) his from Dino Dudes and couldn't leave out my niece(age 18m) hers were made from Whats the Scoop....

I didn't make tops - they all have a Tesco plain white tshirt!!! I'm not ready for buttonholes or sleeves just yet!!!
The pattern was very easy to follow, I highly recommend the book if you are, like me, a dressmaking novice. To be honest, like most things I find, it is more geared to those of you who have pink flavour children, the book has lots of gorgeous tops and dresses. But there are several pairs of trousers and shorts that although photographed in girlie fabrics, could easily be made boyish!
Next stop a dress for my niece and then I may be brave enough to make a top for me...I have some gorgeous voiles coming into stock soon  (beginning of next week all being well) by Anna Maria Horner that will be perfect for summer tops for me.......


  1. They are really cute and a perfect way to begin sewing clothes. Wow before you know it you'll have a new wardrobe of clothes for you too...and all your lovely fabrics to choose from!

  2. Very cute pj's. I used to make all of my DS1's clothes, had some fabulous patterns. Seems like an age ago now...well he is almost 19 now - don't s'pose he would want me to make anything now.

  3. WOW...These are sooo them all.
    And well done..there's not stopping you
    TFS Hugs Clare X Weekend Crafter X

  4. Wow, wow and wow. I dont have that book but would love to make these for the boys. Would you cut me a 5-6 pattern out and sent it to me. I will pay you and buy fabric too soon!!

  5. They are fantastic, well done! That is the second or third time that lovely book has been mentioned on the blogs I follow - I NEED that book :-)

  6. I love them, must have a look at that book!

  7. The PJ's look great lets hope they have the power to induce a full nights sleep. The binding is fab too I just wish you wouldn't keep getting so many lovely must have things I am trying to save myself and my bank balance for you christmas goodies keep up the good work. Penny

  8. Great post and perfect inspiration for my shop, I need to make boys things and hadnt a clue, shall come and browse your boys fabrics :0) xb


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