Friday, November 2, 2012

Flannel Weather

It truly is flannel weather now.  Not only wearing it, but sewing with it.  I spent last weekend making PJ pants for the boys.  I used the Oliver + S pattern for sleepover pajamas that I had used last year for their Christmas PJs.  The two older boys are taller, but still skinny, so I could use the same size and just add a couple of inches to to the length.  For baby B I just moved up to the 9-12 month size so hopefully he can wear them a bit longer.  We'll see.

Here they are...

 These are the two pair for baby B.  I am still using Amy Butler's pattern from Little Stitches for Little Ones.  It is the pattern for the Kimono Pajamas bottoms.
 For some perspective, here are baby B's next to big brother V's pajama pants.  This is the first thing I have made for the brothers to dress alike.  Can't do it often, but this is too cute not to.
And here are cousin J's, looking just like the little orange pair above.  These were pretty simple to make, and like anything, the more you make, the easier it gets.

After all these, I had a ton of scraps and one good size piece of the light green with the little alligators on it, so I decided to use them up for this:

 I sewed a bunch of the scraps together until it was the same size as the larger piece of flannel.  I didn't take a picture of the back, but it was just one big piece.  I stitched the edges together with the right sides together, turned it right side out and edge stitched the top all around the edges.
Then, I shadow quilted along side each of the joints on the top to anchor the two layers together.  It is a great weight for the baby and the size it perfect for wrapping him up in the car seat.  It measures about 40 x 30 inches.  I would like to make another of these, but I need more flannel first!

My flannel all came from Connecting Threads, and I pre-washed it before sewing to minimize shrink.

I hope you have a great weekend, and I will see you next week when the U R Priceless blog hop begins.  It starts on Monday and you can find the schedule by clicking on the button above on the right.  It is hosted by Sew We Quilt and Madame Samm.  I hope to see you there.  My day on the hop will be Tuesday.

Until then, happy quilting.

1 comment:

  1. How cute! They look so comfy, I'd like a pair - LOL!


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