Nothing beats a snuggly cutie in a pair of super soft, stripy dinosaur pajamas except for TWO snuggly cuties in matching stripy dinosaur pajamas. I mean, am I right? Look at these squeezable, lovable pj boys! It’s a happy, happy Kids’ Clothes Week make.
The theme of this round of KCW is up-cycling and, on that front, these pjs don’t qualify. I did, however, pull all of this fabric from my stash. I never would have put the stripes together with this particular dino fabric if I hadn’t been aiming to use up my stash.
Turns out, I like it and the boys are crazy for these pajamas. they have been judged an all-time favorite! They think it is hilarious that it’s hard to tell whose leg is whose when they cross them. Gotta love stripes!
The pajama top is the raglan sleeve tee from one of my favorite books Sewing For Boys. I’ve made this raglan so many times and love it every time, it just fits the shoulders so perfectly. C fits into the biggest size on this pattern so I’ll have to hunt for a bigger one or grade it larger soon. I added a bottom band at the bottom to make it a big longer and slightly tighter so it doesn’t ride up at night and get uncomfortable. I also added bands to the sleeves for the same reason. For the pants, I took both boys measurements and self-drafted them leggings style. I’m pretty happy with how well they fit and am hoping to make up-cycled sweatpants off this leggings template.
The dino fabric came from rock paper scissors and the stripes I ordered on-line a long time ago and I can’t remember where I got it but it’s Riley Blake. Both fabrics have 4-way stretch and are just ridiculously soft. I did regret how teeny tiny the stripes are when it came time to match the stripes. As you can see, I had some success (Wahoo! Look at the arms!) and some failure (Boo…inseam).
More Kid’s Clothes Week to come…with snow and ice and slush around here it’s been slow going but I’m rolling now!!
Jess Abbott says
Eek! its KCW time, thanks for reminding me!!! I need to check it out 🙂
Melissa Q. says
Yup! Hop it to, I always love your beautiful creations!