Pajama parade: City pants

I loved this building print, and there was a coordinating taxi cab check that was the same soft, high quality fabric, so I got it even though it’s a bit seizure-inducing. These are a small nod to my brother David, who’s lived in New York City for five years now. :-)

I forgot to take a picture, but the tag is a scrap of tractor ribbon – a small joke.

For the shirt, I sewed a 3/8″ bit of the yellow checkers along the bottom of a strip of buildings, then cut the tops and appliqued them as a city skyline.

Fiddly but fun, and I like the way it turned out against the red shirt.

Pajama parade: Cows

Cows and dots!

This fabric is probably my favorite combo of all six pairs of PJs, although it’s a tough call. Lots of favorites. The cows are such great fabric – saturated, festive but not chaotic, and great quality. The dots came from across the store and are a perfect match on the black and white (amazing how many shades of black there are!), and look so snazzy as an accent.

For the shirt, I didn’t want the dots right next to the black T fabric, so I did a ¼” band of black, and another ¼” of cows. I’m pleased with how it turned out.

Pajama parade: Dogs in trucks

Cheery red pickup trucks with labs in the back.

This fabric is particularly nice quality, it really feels great. The red lining is off the sale table, also feels great, and was a perfect find. Makes for a really cheerful waistband and (until he grows out of them) cuffs.

I’m especially proud of the appliqued patch on the matching shirt – I did a perfect job of getting it straight, the black stitching is perfectly aligned with the pattern, and the notches at the sleeves look borderline professional. Way more polished than my usual sewing.

Pajama parade: Frogs

Goofy cheerful frogs garooming all over, plus a sale table chartreuse lining that isn’t a perfect match but was exactly what I was looking for and complements the raucous jokester frogs.

I got to use my dots ribbon for the tag (even more essential now that H___ almost always puts the pants on himself – the first set in which the ribbons are more for his benefit than ours).

He’s worn the shirt to daycare twice, wasn’t ready to take it off after breakfast and campaigned for wearing his PJ shirt all day. :-) Kind of awesome, it’s so fun to make things he likes. A pity it’s white, but at least I can always make another one later if this one gets too paint-splattered. :-)