Plaid Pajamas of Awesomeness

Guess what you guys? I made something!!! Feels like it’s been ages since I’ve posted a finished object on here…. But today is the day, made just in time to join in with Karen’s Pajama Party!

Plaid pajama pants

And oh, I loved making these. They’re made from flannelette (aka brushed cotton), nice and warm and snuggly for the cold weather we’re having at the moment. This stuff’s been in my stash for, oh, around 5 years now, back when I wanted to make some flannelette PJ’s for winter. Yep, five years before that project got to see the light of day.

They were super easy to make. Just like the previous two I’ve made, I simply copied a pair I already own, tracing around the seams where I could and marking them with pins stuck through the PJ pants and the paper where I couldn’t easily trace. Add a 1cm seam allowance, turnings for the waist and bottoms of legs, and you’re done. A basic turned-under waistband with non-roll elastic, add a trapezium of green grosgrain ribbon at the inside of the back waistband to indicate where the back is, and voila – one pair of PJ pants!

Have you ever posed in PJ pants? Something about it just makes you want to mess around, rather than stand normally….

Oh, but that’s not all, folks! I had enough fabric left (just!) to make something else.


Yep, our Little Man has matching trousers! Mwahahahaha!!! (Is it wrong that I find it so amusing to make him things that match mine? I suspect a large part of that is coz he’s a boy and I’m a girl, maybe. Dunno. *shrug*)


Speaking of the Little Man, check out how times have changed since last April’s Pajama Party.


Yep, he was just a gender-unknown bump-in-waiting back then. And now, he’s pulling himself up to stand and coasting along the furniture. Time, she goes fast.


Right, on that note, I’m off to curl up in bed with a good book, coz that’s the best way to break in a new pair of PJ pants!

Thanks for hosting another awesome pajama party Karen! Super fun to follow along, even if I didn’t make the “official” PJ pants this year. I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone else made! πŸ™‚

34 responses to “Plaid Pajamas of Awesomeness

  1. Oh!!!!! I am thrilled that you’ve joined in again. Yes, I well remember you and your baby bump last time around – and now we have a little fella in his own PJs. What gorgeous photos. Oh, I feel a lump forming in my throat. Thank you for taking part! This feels like a big, online family.

    • Aww, shucks! Thanks Karen! πŸ™‚ This whole sewing community really is a big, happy, crazy family, I just love it! πŸ™‚

  2. Awwwww, you pajamas are really fabulous, but they cannot compare to small human boy’s jammies!! So cute!!! He’s totally going to be a ballet dancer, look at that turn-out! And, when you posted the pic of you with the baby bump, I thought you were pregnant again!! πŸ™‚

    • Oh gosh, nope, not last I checked anyway!!!

      Everything is smaller when made in miniature for a miniature human. πŸ˜‰

  3. What great jammies, and what a charming young man!

  4. aww that is too cute! the little matching pants! im gonna just go over here and die from all the cuteness!
    I agree, being in pjs makes you wanna do funny poses or use animals!
    Im in Sydney where its wet and rainy tonight, so we’ll both be nice and cosy in our new jammies!

    • I’ve decided that new jammies are a perfect winter pick-me-up! πŸ˜€ (Especially when combined with a hot chocolate and a good book…. Mmm…..)

      Maybe there needs to be a pj-funny-posing contest at some point…. πŸ˜‰

  5. Aww matching PJs – cute!

  6. Great PJ pants! Really loving the plaid and ready to make myself a few plaid items… ~Laurie

  7. The matching pj’s are super cute! hehe!

  8. flossiejamieson

    I made pjs for my son too (he’s four though and a bit less cute, now more handsome and roguish but still adorable) but thought that matching ones might be a bit odd for me, but you have made me reconsider! Maybe I could make some for my daughter and my husband too… Like some sort of creepy pyjama family.

    • Hahaha creepy pyjama family! You should so make matching ones for everyone!!! (Confession time: I wanted to do that, but the Grown Man won’t wear them if I make him any. So I had to settle for just making them for me and Little Man. *sigh* Matching family PJ dreams = shattered.)

  9. Adorable! Baby looks super happy in his matching pants!

  10. Love the comparison photos for Drake, wow time does fly!

    More matching outfits, MORE! πŸ˜‰

  11. Awww…matching mum and bub pj sets, adorable!

  12. I love your matching pants! They look so snuggly, and your twin is beyond cute and snugly, too!

    • Thanks! πŸ™‚ I can confirm that both pjs and baby are perfectly snugly. πŸ˜‰ (Although one of them has a tendency to wriggle free quite quickly….)

  13. absolutely adorable that you made matching pants for baby!

  14. That’s just so sweet – matching PJs πŸ™‚

  15. I think it is perfect that you have made matching Pjs for your son. Hmmm but then I kinda have to since I have made Jarvis matching ones to mine and ones to his big sister. I find with the fabric there is always the perfect amount left over for him to have a pair.

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