This is truly turning out to be one of my tried and true patterns. The lovely Bedtime story pjs might be an autumn project each year. Here’s my previous post/review (also how big has she grown in a year!!!)
To save time, I cut out 4 of the pattern at once, two in blue and two in pink dots, using up 6 yards of flannel fabric from fabric.com. It was quite the little construction line, (and I was feeling considerably smug), until the flannel bested the serger. The poor serger has possibly never seen such a workout before, and in the face of innumerable tiny little seams the blades dulled and the timing disappeared. It would not sew.
Luckily I didn’t force the issue, as that would have significantly increased the cost from servicing, to full on repair job. However, all efficiency was lost as the serger sat in the repair shop for two weeks 😦
When finally the serger did return, I played around with a few waistband options, with having the threaded through elastic casing, a stitched down elastic (using fehr trade’s method), and even doing encased elastic at the back, with ribbon ties at the front. This is probably the best method for adjustability, but technically difficult to execute a bow on a tired wiggly toddler.
My biggest problem now is my daughter LOVES these pj’s, and in the morning wraps her arms around herself so I can’t take her pj top off. The levels of subterfuge, bribery and drama to get her dressed in the morning…..
Sorry for the model and the blurriness, she just wouldn’t sit still, or smile, or generally co-operate. Look on the bright side, you just have to be frustrated by a picture of the model. I’ve got to deal with trying to convince this crazy haired monster to eat.
So while I’ve been a bit MIA, it’s due to being busy sewing! (and pretty much ALL unselfish sewing).
See? I knew you wouldn’t mind. The next few projects will come dribbling through in the next few weeks 🙂