Horsing around

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Winter has well and truly reached Melbourne and Paige was in desperate need of some new pyjama pants.

I had to use this picture of Paige jumping off her bed - it cracks me up!

A quick rummage through the stash and I found a couple of pieces of knit fabric and a new t-shirt that I bought a couple of years ago.  I used Butterick 5853 (so old it's not even listed on the website) for the pants - just one pattern piece so they were super quick.  The t-shirt was a little bit short in the sleeves so I added some contrasting cuffs and to give my horse loving girl a bit of a thrill I added an appliqued bright pink horse too.

Then in a recent trip to the fabric shop I picked up some horse print flannelette - I couldn't use my one piece pattern as the narrow width and directional print made it impossible to fit so I pulled out Simplicity 3577.

Paige sat and watched me hem the pants so that she could put them on straight away!  I love sewing pj pants - they're pretty much instant gratification and you know they're going to get plenty of wear.  AND that's one more thing crossed off my list.


Bernice said...

Now that is one very happy customer. Great PJs.

fabric epiphanies said...

Isn't it nice to have kids that are apreciative of your efforts?

Carolyn said...

That picture is adorable!! As is those PJ's, as is your daughter.

Gabrielle said...

Great photo of Paige - she looks ecstatic! And that is a very nifty horse applique ..