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« on: May 05, 2014 07:39:03 AM »

I get tired of the very limited PJs out there for boys.  And the ones that are out there all seem to be made from flimsy polyester that pills if you so much as look at it.  So I saw some really cute knit & after my luck with the Alex & Anna Winter PJs pattern, I decided to give the Summer PJs pattern a shot.  We live in Texas & it is too hot for long sleeves & pants in the summer.  Smiley  The pattern is unisex and included sizes 6 months - 8 years.  I made the size 6 and I followed the pattern exactly, although I used ribbing instead of knit for the neck, arm, and leg binding (personal preference).  My son is a size 5, but I made a size 6 because I am anticipating not sewing for a while (so I was hoping to make them last longer).  



This pattern was super easy and although I did most of the sewing on my serger, you do not have to use a serger.  Like the Winter PJS, the front & back pieces (which had different necklines) were not two separate pieces so you had to cut the back out out & then cut the pattern piece to cut the front (alternately, I'd just print the top pieces twice so you have them ready to go).  I also wish that it came with a fabric layout to help with fabric conservation.  The pattern lines were nicely drafted (unlike some other patterns I have gotten on Etsy that were hand drawn).  I also LOVED that it came with measurements for the elastic waist (instead of "measure your child" instructions).  When you are making a gift for someone else or trying to make them a size ahead so your child can grow into them, this is great.   I will definitely be making more of these.  My son is big for his age, so I do wish it came in larger sizes.  And I wish it gave separate yardage requirements for making the top in a different coordinating fabric from the pants (you have to measure).  But other than that, I loved the pattern and I already have several more pairs in the works.

 
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014 09:28:44 AM »

Very cute fabric, I have this pattern too I made my Grandson several pair during the winter. Super quick on the serger. I agree that the boy jammie selection sucks. I also have trouble find boy style knit fabric as well, sometimes I luck out on Ebay. Where did you get your knit?
I prefer the ribbing as well.
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2014 11:37:33 AM »

It looks pretty and very comfortable!
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2014 01:35:56 PM »

Very cute fabric, I have this pattern too I made my Grandson several pair during the winter. Super quick on the serger. I agree that the boy jammie selection sucks. I also have trouble find boy style knit fabric as well, sometimes I luck out on Ebay. Where did you get your knit?
I prefer the ribbing as well.


My son's favorite animal is elephants so I was happy to find a cute one.  Smiley  I got this particular fabric at fabricworm.com.  I don't see the blue elephants on there anymore, but it is made by Birch Fabrics, so you might just Google that or check Etsy.  I also got him grey chevrons, the mustard color elk print, and multi colored bicycles.  I check Etsy a lot for Lillestoff knits although they are very expensive.  And then Girl Charlee has some decent knits.  It takes some looking for sure.  I have Hancocks & Joanns locally and their knit selection is pitiful, especially if you want to make something for kids.
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2014 01:02:57 PM »

those are great looking jammies.
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