Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Pajama Party....extended?

So I missed the Pajama Party at SMS!! A WHOLE month, and I waited until the LAST day to get to work!! So sad!! Especially since I've been BEGGING for one! Oh well! I did finish them, and got the pictures to prove it!!

I used a pattern to cut the pieces, but after that I just started sewing. I used my serger, which made it super fast, then reinforced the seams with my sewing machine. I used elastic thread on the sleeves and shorts for The Middle Child's jammies. Then added a ruffle on the pajama top with my serger. I got both of the fabrics in the clearance section of JoAnn's a couple of years ago. It is a really soft knit. The Middle Child has worn hers almost everyday since I made them, so they've been washed several times already. It seems to be holding up pretty good!! There was a color run along the bottom of the shirt, so I added the ribbon to "hide" it. It also helps her know which is the front! :)

Ms. Priss couldn't decide on shorts or pants, so I decided for her! I need to tighten the elastic around the waist and had to shorten the length. Maybe she will have a growth spurt!
Do you see the SASS I live with!! Notice the red hair? It must be where all that attitude comes from! :)
I used 1/4" elastic in a casing around the neck of both pajama tops, this is the first time I've used this technique. It was not as hard as I thought it would be! And I really like NOT having to use bias, or buttons, or anything along those lines!! I also added one line of elastic stitching on the front of Ms. Priss's shirt. It "gathered" it a little for a nicer fit. All in all, I am happy, because they are happy! Now all I have to do is make The Boy's.

I have been busy embellishing some costumes for Mardi Gras, yes I know that is not until next year, but these children are in a crew and they have pictures in a couple of weeks. It has definitely been an experience in trims and especially SEQUINS!! I've never worked so in depth with these little boogers and they are slippery!! I'll post before and after pics when I am done!

I also have some Fall and Halloween items I want to "feature" this month, and want to participate in Sew Mama Sew's Scrapbuster contest!! I have to get cracking on that....don't want to let the whole month go by!! :)

And lastly....I AM SO EXCITED!! Petalplum is doing a PIF and picked little ole ME as one of her "givetos"....yeah, I just totally made that word up!! But anyway, if you haven't checked her blog out really should! She is so talented and screen prints her own fabric. They are so pretty. I love her color combinations and simplicity of her prints. GORGEOUS!! She is always doing a Market, and just recently started a new business venture called Selvedge House , so if you live anywhere near Brisbane, Australia..... aren't you LUCKY!! :) Thank you Ellie!!

I will be back before the end of the week to talk about my friend Chelle, her beautiful girls, and the PIF I sent her! Until later....


Allie said...

Girl those jammies are darling and look so comfy, good job!!! Last time I attempted jammies I got one leg sewn inside out. I don't do well with patterns, lol.
Sequins - yikes - can't wait to see!

Capital Mom said...

Love the green striped pjs. The colours are so cute. And I can't wait to see your Mardi Gras costumes. Cool!

Chelle said...

Oh my goodness!! Those are sooo cute, girlfriend! You are so creative, so talented. I admire everything you create!

I'll be writing a post this week on the cuteness you sent the girls! I LOVE the bib and the crown--Isabella thought it was sooo cool! Thank you so much for doing that for the girls! Seriously sweet. :)

Eva said...

I dore the green striped jammies. I would like a pair of my own.
The red hair too. Love that.

tammiemarie said...

ok, those are the cutest pajamas I have ever seen! you totally need to make some for me and my daughter.

Amy said...

Ha, I love the attitude shot! The jammies look great. I am looking forward to seeing your work with sequins. It sounds like a fun project!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

I want those Jammies!! RIGHT NOW!!

XO Steph

Anonymous said...

The ruffles are AWESOME! So feminine and cute. My Mom's a redhead too...I'm glad for her sauciness--she's a funny lady and much more interesting than if she were prim and proper all the time. I hope your daughter makes you laugh like that too.