Monday, December 24, 2012

Some Christmas Eve Pajamas

So, I'm starting the tradition of "new" pajamas and other goodies (Christmas movie, snack, popcorn, etc.) to be opened on Christmas eve with our 4 year old son. Not wanting to buy a pair of pajamas and having a couple of t-shirts just asking to be cut up, I decided that I'd use these for the pj's. I didn't take a photo before cutting them up, but I reassembled them to show how much they were cut down to make size 5 pajamas.

This is a t-shirt I found at the thrift store with plans to size it down for my spiderman obsessed son.

 This was one of my husband's t-shirts that he simply stopped wearing, in great shape, and perfect as bottoms for my son's new pajama set.

I cut the spiderman t-shirt down using one of his looser pajama tops as a guide, leaving a margin for sewing it all up, and cutting off the sleeves and reattaching them once I was ready to assemble everything. The bottoms, similarly, I cut out using one of his pairs of bottoms that were a little loose. All you have to do is fold the pants in half, cut along the outside of the pant leg and around to the crotch(again, leaving a margin for sewing it all up), fold this over and use it as a guide to cut out the rest of the leg, then repeat on the back of the t-shirt or whatever fabric you may be using. Using currently owned clothing is a great way to make your own patterns and it helps you to see how things are constructed. This also means that you'll be more likely to get a really good fit, using something that already fits well!
I ended up using the neck of the gray t-shirt as the waist band for the pants...perfect! The rest goes to the scrap bucket ;)
Now to wrap these pj's up to await our evening activities!!! Hope your holidays are bright and a time of celebration, whatever you choose to celebrate :) Love, peace, hope, family, friends, joy, renewal, contentment...take your pick!


1 comment:

La La Lauren!!! said...

Nice job! Happy holidays!