Lord, I’ve been working on N’s pajamas for roughly half my life. Okay, that’s exaggerating, but, really, the previous two Kid’s Clothes Week were all about these pajamas. I’d start work on them, get a bit into it, and then just get exhausted at the very idea of working on them. As I mentioned in my last post, I decided to be smart between seasons and just do the buttons then. That gave me the impetus to complete these pajamas, I think!
On day 2, I sewed the cuffs to the legs. I also sewed the two legs together and got the waistband to the pants. I then dug through my elastic collection for the 3/4″ elastic I knew I had. I had 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and 1 1/2″ elastic, but no 3/4″. I cursed and gave up for the night.
On day 3, I went to a knitting meetup with a new friend and we chatted and I forgot to get the elastic. This led to me coming home to try to figure out what I should work on for an hour. What did I do for Kid’s Clothes Week? Um, I spent an hour looking at my patterns to try to figure out what I should do for the rest of the week. What a waste of a day.
Today, while out this afternoon, I grabbed some 3/4″ elastic, and I quickly finished the pants and made N change into them so I could see how they fit. They looked great, but N wanted to make all funny faces while I took pictures. After I told him to STOP IT, he started to make bored and angry faces while I took pictures, and kept trying to pluck the pajamas off his back.
Things I loved about this pattern were the contrast cuffs and neckband. Things I hated? Trying to get the arms into the armholes and the curving of the neckband. Oh, that neckband. So nice looking and so hated.
See the above? I decided to put in a little bias tape bit to show him where the back was so he could put on the pajamas himself. The nice part about this is that the bias tape is part of my great-grandmother’s collection of sewing tidbits I inherited. She had some pinking shears, zippers, and bias tape, and I have them now and use them occasionally.
Tonight, I plan to cut out some more patterns and I’ve already washed and dried some fabric I plan to use!