The quality of the photos in this post are not great, but they are absolutely too cute not to share!
My 3 youngest children needed pajamas suitable for winter, and I had a new machine I wanted to test out. (More on that machine soon…) Enter the Alex and Anna Winter PJs pattern from Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop. This pattern can be made in 13 sizes from 3 months to 12 years. Which basically means EVERYONE gets pajamas!
The pattern is easy to understand, and has photo illustrations, like most Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop patterns I’ve used. I love the simplicity of the pattern, and the quick assembly process.
For the boys, I cut out a size 5 for them both. But for David’s pajamas, I added 3 inches to the arms and legs before adding bands. It worked out perfectly! For ease of laundry sorting, I used black bands on David’s pajamas, and blue bands on Lowell’s pajamas.
For Baby I sewed a straight 12 months size. It fits great and should last her all winter long. I was able to cut hers from the leftovers of the boy’s pajama pieces.
The boys didn’t know I was making a pair of pajamas for Baby, and they were absolutely thrilled to have all 3 of them matching! The two of them can disagree and argue about many things, but they are united in their fierce love for their baby sister. She can do no wrong in their eyes, and they hug and kiss on her from the time she wakes up until the time she goes to bed.
When I laid her down next to them for this photo shoot, they were so concerned about her crying, and couldn’t lavish enough kisses and attention on her! It only took about 30 seconds before she responded to their love and antics, and started laughing and playing along with them. These three are such precious treasures!
The fabric is from Girl Charlee. It came in one of their bargain lots because it has some smudging of the print along the edges of the fabric. There was lots and lots of useable fabric left, especially when making kid pajamas!
Thomas helped me with this photoshoot, because 3 small children on a bed feeling frisky in their new pajamas is quite an ordeal! He chose to use the flannel back side of the denim quilt, and I’m so glad he did because their pajamas stand out against the buffalo plaid so well. We just plopped them down on the bed, no posing required, and started snapping away. There were quite a lot of unusable photos due to movement, and these are blurry, but I think I’ll cherish them forever because it is a true reflection of these three special kids!
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