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Date: 9/22/12 1:37 PM

Hi everyone, I have been looking for a kids pajama pattern for quite some time and I found Kwik Sew 3604 Boys and Girls Pajamas that looks like what my daughter wants. However the pattern says it is for for light and woven fabrics only. I am going to buy fleece to make the pajamas. Is there any modification I should do? Should I make the pajama 1 size bigger? Let me know!

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Date: 9/22/12 3:20 PM

I went to look at the pattern and I think using fleece would be fine.

In addition, I noticed this pattern had 2 reviews for it. In this review she states that she has also used fleece with this pattern with great success.

The pattern appears to have plenty of ease built into it, so no I would not make any modifications to it.


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Date: 9/22/12 3:58 PM

Fleece may be thick, but it is also stretchy (from side to side). That will add to the ease! Use big, 3 mm stitches...

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Date: 9/23/12 2:21 PM

Fleece will be fine, you don't have to alter the sizing, at least I never have. When I sew fleece pj's I serge the seams for less bulk. If you do not have a serger you can still get the serged effect by trimming the seam allowances to a approximately 3/8 inch and use the mock serge stitch that most sewing machines have.

Also, do not use pour in fabric softner or fabric softner sheets when washing/drying fleece! The softner causes fleece to pill more and makes the surface of the fleece feel icky and not as soft over time.

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