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|Favorite Things: L005 (The Little Jammies) - Type:Sleepwear|
Review submitted in 2013 Sewing for Children Contest Contest
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|Posted on:||8/27/13 9:46 PM |
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|Fabric:||Flannel [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|This review is for the Favorite Things Little Jammies Top By itself it is not so impressive but following the contest rules I am enhancing the pj top with accessories which include pajama bottoms, a blanket and pillow. It all goes together and was a birthday gift for my two year old GS who loves trains, trucks, diggers, planes, etc. If you have little boys you know what I'm talking about!|
Little jammies: Short or long sleeve top, cami, unisex pants have side seams, back elastic with tie closures in front
Size 1 through 11/12
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I agree with Donel as she said in her review that they are confusing. That being said, this pajama top is my favorite to use because the front facings (the strips behind where the buttons and buttonholes are) are not cut separate. They are cut as part of the front of the pj's and simply folded behind. Because of this construction is fast.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
While I love the pj top for it's ease of construction, I dislike the pj bottoms. Each leg has two pieces and has ties in front. For little people I much prefer one piece leg construction with a full elastic waist. So I used McCall's 4643 for the pj bottoms It is sized for toddlers 1 to 4. My GS really liked the the truck label I put inside the back of the pj's. I bought the truck and other labels here
Pj fabric is Riley Blake's Scoot Design in a cream colored flannel I bought at The Flannel Queen. The blanket is a minky in the same Scoot design. The back side of the blanket is minky in a denim blue color. I ordered the minky's from Fabric.com and was delighted when they came and the blue denim matched the blue in the Scoot design perfectly! I also bought from Fabric.com the satin blanket binding in cream and it matched the cream color of the Scoot design perfectly too! Isn't it just so fun when it all comes and the match is perfection!?!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
My GS is 26 lbs. and is 33 inches tall. I made the pj top in a size one with no changes. The pj bottoms are a size 1 but I shortened the legs two inches. I tried hard to get a good photo to show the fit of both pieces but he was a moving target and this this is the best I could get
The pj top needed something to enhance it besides blue denim colored buttons. I looked for rattail cording to couch onto the pj top but could not find it in the right shade of blue so instead I couched on yarn. I am showing this close up of the yarn after couching to show how yarn acts on a straight line and a curve for any new sewers. It couches beautiful on a straight away but on a curve it tends to smoosh to either side as the thread passes over it. Just want you to be aware should you ever use it for trim. For little jammies, to me it looks fine. My first name is covered on the sewing label for the protection of my GC. I have boughten a few different styles of personalized sewing labels from here and I love adding them to items I make for my GC.
I cut the minky blanket 42 inches X 65 inches. I serged both layers of minky together around the edge before applying the binding. Also, before applying the binding I sewed on some vehicle deco stitches and my GS's full name which I had to cover to protect him. Sorry I can't show you his name but here is a closer look at the deco stitches and zigzag on the binding that I did to attach the binding to the minky.
The pillowcase I made is a long piece of flannel folded, sewed and hemmed. I bought a travel size pillow which is snuggley soft from Kmart to put it on.
So here are all the pieces together.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I have before and I will again. Nothing says Grandma loves you like a new snuggly blanket, jammies, and pillow.
Just have to show you how a little guy can almost disappear when his jammies, pillow and blanket all have the same design on them.
Thanks for reading!
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