kids clothes, sewing

yay for jammies!

Since I started really looking at my fabric collection I realized it needs to get used.  I’ve kept some prints for longer than I think is really necessary (for me it’s been about a year and a half), but I think it’s time to move on with some of them and get to ordering more! 
One sure fire way to use up a fabric stash is to make clothing.  Usually they take up a lot of fabric and that’s just the ticket! 
So I decided a few pairs of jammie pants would do the trick for a little while anyway.
I thought I’d give Toni’s pattern a try and I really like how they came together.
I ended up squeezing out a pair for Emily from a half yard for the main part of the pant, and I really liked the way the pants were assembled, so they came together really nicely.  It’s pretty straightforward and I think the fit is really cute. 
It was fun to get a chance to make a few buttonholes, which I haven’t made in forever.  But they’re merely cosmetic, so don’t let that throw you off, you could always omit them if talk of buttonholes makes you break out in hives.
And doesn’t this pattern, Coastal Breeze look fun? Makes me want to start daydreaming about summer. 
Just and FYI, you can also buy Make It Perfect patterns from tons of online retailers. Here’s some at and a nice selection at Pink Chalk Fabrics.

33 thoughts on “yay for jammies!

  1. Kat says:

    These adorable – makes me want to make my girls each a pair!

  2. Sew Much Ado says:

    Those are adorable, I love Toni’s patterns! I need to use up my fabric too, then I wouldn’t have to organize it which I really need to do!

  3. Leslie says:

    these are so cute!!!

  4. These look great! I have some jammies I’m making this weekend as well, posting next week:). To use up the 5 YARDS of flannel I bought–I hate not using fabric so I think it’s a great idea to hurry and use it before you don’t like it anymore!

  5. Vicki K. says:

    The jammies and the models are adorable! I like your fabric combinations a lot.

  6. hungiegungie says:

    super cute pj’s. my daughter ONLY wants to wear pajamas- i should totally make her some cute ones like these. thanks for the idea!

  7. Jess says:

    pretty fabrics!!

  8. Adorable, Anna. Are they cotton or flannel? Love the pattern combinations. I’ve been looking at my fabric lately and realizing that I really need to stop buying and start making.

  9. Charlotte says:

    Super cute, I love these. I have 2 girls and I want to make some for them. Thanks for sharing.

  10. affectioknit says:

    Super Cute! and comfy looking!

  11. Brittany says:

    Love the PJs! And if you have any more fabric you’re needing to get rid of I might know someone… ;o)


  12. Chris says:

    These are fabulous and cute. Jammies are the best.

  13. Meg says:

    Yes, jammies are an excellent stash buster!

  14. Emily says:

    Your girls are so pretty! I love these pj pants. I was just thinking how I need to use up my fabric stash too.

  15. Oh they are just darling! I love the fabrics too especially with the different trim. I want some of these myself. Think I’ll actually do it today in my favourite fabric. No hoarding!

  16. These are so fun. Going to check out the pattern!

  17. They are so cute and the pj’s are too! I really should use up some of my fabric too…. off to look at what I have.

  18. jill says:

    They look great! Wondering if you’ve ever made the Oliver S PJ’s and how the patterns compare?

  19. kirsty says:

    Thank you for the inspiration, love the fabric you have chosen, i have three little girls who would all love some new jammies, i’m off to buy myself a pattern! have a great weekend.


  20. those are SO cute!!!!!!! Lately I’ve been wanting to make pj pants like crazy; I wish this pattern was adult sized!

  21. Cindy says:

    These are adorable Anna and look so cute on your girls!!:)

  22. These are great! Love them!

    I must be a total dork cause I can not find the pattern, where do you get it?
    Thanks for your help!

  23. Rocio says:

    Very cute pants! I may try to make them in child and adult size also and have the same for the whole family. That would look really nice and funny.

  24. These are so cute! They kind of look like a kid version of Amy Butler’s lounge pants. I’m the same way with my fabric too – I end up hoarding for waaaay too long. I think it’s definitely time to start using up the old and rotating in the new!

  25. Noni says:

    So cute and they just look so comfy! I love all the patterns they have available!

    Okay so what kind of fabric did you use. Will cottons work for this?

  26. Angela says:

    Seriously, too cute! looks like a good pattern, I’ll definitely have to check it out!

  27. Anna says:

    jill – I don’t have the oliver + s jammie pattern, but I’m sure they’re relatively comparible.
    cap creations – the patterns can be found at or pink chalk fabrics, links are the end of the post.
    noni – I used regular quilting cotton, you could also use snuggly flannel! 🙂

    Hope that answers your questions ladies. And thank you all for the sweet comments. 🙂

  28. Denise says:

    Great way to use up your stash! They are adorable.

  29. Adorable! Great fabric choices.

  30. Wendy says:

    So lovely! The pair on your littlest is made with Bliss I think, but what’s the fabric for your older girl?

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