I haven’t posted much this week… I’ve been working on a few different things: a new pajama collection for my daughter and have been trying to work out the kinks on a new tutorial. (Hopefully I will have the tutorial ready to go Monday night.)
I also have not been getting enough sleep which severely affects my motivation levels… I really need a good 8 hours of sleep to feel good. (and happy.) I have to be up at 6:30 am, but it is really hard to force myself to go to bed at 10 pm. I seem to catch my 2nd wind around that time and then can be up for another couple of hours, even though I know I will feel miserable the next day. It all comes down to self discipline and I just don’t seem to have a lot of that! (When tired, I also loose my ability to proof read, hence my need to go back and edit the same post at least 10 times for typos and grammatical errors!!)
Here is what I have completed so far:
If you would like to make a similar nightgown, you can use my free peasant dress pattern found here.
I have some interlock cotton in a floral print, I will probably use it to make one more lighter weight nightgown from from this pattern.
I made this little top and short set using the Sienna dress and the perfect Short Patterns from Lil Blue Boo. She had a back to school sale a while back and I scooped up a couple of patterns. The fabric is some t-shirt knit I picked up on sale at Fabric.com I have enough fabric left over so I think I will make a pair of pajama pants with the short pattern. I love how they fit. They have a great waistband, no elastic needed.
Here are the shorts up close:
I started these pajama bottoms last winter using Simplicity 2677, but never finished them. I added a ruffle to extend the lenght a little bit and they fit just fine. I made the shirt using one of my old maternity t-shirts and the Lil Blue Boo Sienna pattern again. I used all of the butterfly flannel fabric to make the ruffle, which is a shame because the t-shirt would have been so cute with a couple of yellow butterflies appliqued to the front.
Next on my list is some pajama bottoms for my son. I have 5 one yard cuts of some really cute-for-boys flannel. I just hope 1 yard is enough for a pair of pants. So far I have only made shorts for him, otherwise I will have to get creative… After I finish the pajama project, I will be moving on to some fall/Halloween projects.
I will be linking up to some of the fabulous linky parties listed here. Check ’em out if you have a chance!
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.