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Summer Pajamas

Summer pajamas sewn by Skirt Fixation

Summer pajamas

This week I decided to make summer pajamas for some of my kids.  Two of my older boys decided they didn’t need Mom to sew them a new pair of “fun” summer pajamas, but the other 5 were interested.  I had ordered some fun fabric panels from Peekaboo Pattern Shop with summer pajamas in mind.  I just love the fabric she designs, and used it as inspiration for 4 of the 5 pairs of summer pajamas.

Summer pajamas for teen girl by Skirt Fixation

Allegra received a really fun pair of pajamas.  I used the Lane Raglan to make her a fun graphic tee from the Crazy Hair Don’t Care panel from Peekaboo Pattern Shop.  From the coordinating knit fabric, I sewed her a pair of summer pajama shorts using the Skyline Skort pattern and omitting the skirt.  (Irony from Skirt Fixation!)  The shorts fabric is currently sold out, but look at all these other fun fabrics designed by Peekaboo Pattern Shop!

Summer pajamas for teen girls sewn by Skirt Fixation

Aria chose some french terry fabric for her summer pajamas.  French terry is perfect for summer pajamas due to the breathability of the fabric.  The shorts pattern is again the Skyline Skort with the skirt omitted.  The french terry fabric is from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  The top is also a Lane Raglan from french terry which was a dress in it’s former life!  This set is the softest ever…and I think she’ll be wearing the shirt outside of bedtime as well.  I know I would!

Summer pajamas for girl

When I saw this fabric panel at Peekaboo Pattern Shop, I knew it would be perfect for Annie.  For her top, I lengthened the Camden Raglan to tunic length and used some more of a skirt I had in the refashion pile for the red striped fabric.

summer pajamas for girl sewn by Skirt Fixation

For the bottoms, I used Lil Luxe Collection’s Slim Trousers pattern and the remnants of another blue striped skirt.  Annie sewed on the buttons on the back faux star pockets on the back, and there you have the perfect summer pajamas for Annie!

Matching summer pajamas for boys sewn by Skirt Fixation

The little boys had to have something semi matching.  When I ordered the I Want S’More fabric panel (sold out, but check out these other cute ones!) from Peekaboo Pattern Shop and the coordinating s’mores fabric I hadn’t planned on making each boy a set of pajamas.

Boys summer pajamas sewn by Skirt Fixation

But then when everyone was getting some summer pajamas, and I had enough fabric to make two pairs of shorts, I had to try to make another shirt.  Allegra wrote the words with a white fabric marker and eyeballed the stick.

Boys summer pajamas sewn by Skirt Fixation

I appliquéd on some marshmallows and stitched around Allegra’s art work.  For the shirt pattern, I used the Oliver + S Field Trip Raglan Tee.  The shorts pattern are Kid Shorts from Made.

Summer pajamas sewn by Skirt Fixation

With some marathon sewing, in two days 5 of my kids had new summer pajamas.  Plus I snuck in a new pair of summer pajama shorts for me, also using the Skyline Skort pattern and some black sweatshirt fleece.  It’s a good thing because now I think I need to go take a nap!

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Project Run & Play Cowboy PJs

Cowboy Muscle Tee and PJs

Cowboy Muscle Tee and PJs

It’s time for February’s Edition of Project Run & Play, and we are delighted with this month’s project.  The assignment from Susan of Living With Punks was to use her free Mademoiselle Muscle Shirt to make something.  We decided to make matching summer cowboy pjs for 3 of our boys.

Cowboy Muscle Tee and PJs

If you’ve been around Skirt Fixation very long, you know that the boys get the short end of the sewing stick, so this challenge presented a perfect opportunity to sew for 3 of them.

Cowboy Muscle Tee and PJs

What better fabric to use than cowboy fabric?  Picking out different graphics and pictures for their shirts made each set of cowboy pjs unique and special.

Cowboy Muscle Tee and PJs sewn by Skirt Fixation

The fabric for Baby L’s pants comes from Mabel Madison, and was leftover from lining this skirt.  Of course he had to have the Deputy Marshall star on his muscle tee to match the stars.

Cowboy Muscle Tee and PJs sewn by Skirt Fixation

He is now 10 months old, getting a few teeth and the delight, pride and joy of each and every one of his older siblings.

Cowboy Muscle Tee and PJs sewn by Skirt Fixation

For David’s pants, we used the free pattern and tutorial from Dana Made It.  They are a perfect fit!

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The Mademoiselle Muscle Shirt pattern fits him great too, we only had to shorten it a little bit.

Cowboy Muscle Tee and PJs sewn by Skirt FixationApparently, the funniest thing you can say to a 3 year old is, “Pretend like you are sleeping!”

Cowboy Muscle Tee and PJs sewn by Skirt FixationAnd Thomas is the long time, die hard cowboy.  Thats why he got the word HAPPY on his muscle shirt.

Cowboy Muscle Tee and PJs sewn by Skirt Fixation

Those eyelashes slay me!  And he’s a little better at acting like he was asleep!

Cowboy Muscle Tee and PJs sewn by Skirt Fixation

The neck and arms of the muscle shirts is lined with red striped fabric, in a nod to Susan’s original pattern.  The boys insisted this was a pink striped fabric!  I insisted it was red striped fabric, and went ahead with the cowboy pjs!  They didn’t seem to mind when it was all said and done as they chose to wear them to bed.

Cowboy Muscle Tee and PJs sewn by Skirt Fixation

A photo shoot with 3 boys is a total hoot!  They show you their muscles…

Cowboy Muscle Tee and PJs sewn by Skirt Fixation

they laugh great big belly laughs…

Cowboy Muscle Tee and PJs sewn by Skirt Fixation

they alternate between kissing…

Cowboy Muscle Tee and PJs sewn by Skirt Fixation

and kicking!

Cowboy Muscle Tee and PJs sewn by Skirt Fixation

Before Baby L. was born, we had alternating girls and boys.  Now we’ve got 2 boys in a row.  Don’t they just look like double trouble?

Cowboy Muscle Tee and PJs sewn by Skirt Fixation

What secrets they must be whispering!  What larks they are planning!

Cowboy Muscle Tee and PJs sewn by Skirt Fixation

I took too many photos (all with my iPhone 4) and spent way too much time making collages and figuring out which ones to post!

Cowboy Muscle Tee and PJs sewn by Skirt Fixation

Having the Mademoiselle Muscle Shirt pattern was a fun project we might not have tried otherwise.  In fact, we enjoyed it so much, we just might have made another entry for Project Run & Play’s February challenge!  Come back tomorrow to find out!

Cowboy Muscle Tee and PJs sewn by Skirt Fixation