You know your mom is a blogger when you are on vacation, getting ready for bed and she says, “Oh my gosh! The sunlight is so good right now! Get out on our teeny, tiny, snow-filled deck so I can take pictures!” My poor children. Actually, I think it’s pretty clear from these pics that they loved it. How can you not love these awkward monster pajama shirts!? These are the sort of monsters that would definitely snuggle and kinda,sorta, maybe even protect you.
For real, though, I took these pictures while we were in the Poconos on vacation as the sun was getting ready to set. It’s just these pajama shirts are so good. They have been wearing them for a few weeks already. They went directly into heavy circulation as soon as they came off the sewing machine. So, I had to take the chance to get snaps.
Both boys love these pajama tops, which is a pretty big win these days. The fabric is, of course, center stage. I got it from Emrose Fabrics, a small online company that sells unique, kid-friendly european knit fabrics. It looks like they are sold out of this particular print (Sorry!) but they have a fun selection.
I bought one yard of fabric and when it arrived I realized that half of the yard was smaller images while the other half had a single large image of the monsters. It ended up working perfectly for making this set of pj shirts but I probably should have looked at the fabric more closely. One of those “dangers of buying on-line” kind of things. The sleeves are made out of laguna knit in Pepper bought at Rock Paper Scissors. I love the pepper color and find it so versatile! I used it for my Julia Cardigan last summer. When I bought it, I got four yards and I knew I would use it all.
For the pattern, I used a modified raglan tee pattern from Sewing For Boys (affiliate link), which I have been using for years now. I just keep modifying the pattern to size it up. It just looks so dang cute on my people! I’ve probably made dozens of these.
The combination of a tried and true pattern and some fabulous fabric made for perfect pajama tops. And, these wild wonderful boys, who are almost completely OVER wearing mama-mades, make it worth the hunt for just the right thing. Sleep well, little monsters!