This week’s challenge was to make clothing using a white sheet as the main resource. I brainstormed for quite a bit about what to make for my little man. I knew that white pants would not really look that great, and a white shirt is a little boring. Hey, what about pajamas? I thought that would be a fun idea- kinda mixing up the whole white sheet idea. You know, sheets go on your bed, and you wear pajamas to bed. Ok, ok you get it; maybe not as funny as I think it is? Anywho I remembered Rae had made some cute pjs for her munchkins a while back, and a quick google search led me to the Oliver + S bedtime story pj pattern. Thank goodness they are offering it as a PDF download now! I plunged right into my first Oliver + S pattern, and, let me tell ya peeps, they do not disappoint! Very well written and easy to follow along. I flew through the construction of these! I see many more Oliver + S patterns in my future!
I knew I wanted to do a fun contrasting trim to offset the white fabric on the pjs, so I chose this Robert Kaufman stripe from his Dr. Seuss line. I originally thought I would do more embellishing of the outfit- using my Thing1&2 fabric, but I decided I liked it more simple. I did add a little applique to the side as a nod to my inspiration.
The hubs had the idea to make a nightcap for the photo shoot. Happy to announce it stayed on most of the shoot! I just made up the nightcap pattern. Made some loose measurements based on my head circumference, connected both ends to a point about 30 inches high to make the triangle, then sewed right sides together to make the cap. I added the stripey trim and some elastic to keep it on his head. I lurves this outfit muchly! I know it will get dirty easily, but hey, it’s pajamas. He won’t normally be wearing them out-of-doors. And I am happy to report that, so far, the ties have stayed nicely tied in place! I made the 12-18 month size and it fits him perfectly. Oh, and as I picked up the white sheet at the thrift store for 59 cents, this is quite the economical outfit! 🙂
Enjoy these pictures as the Little Man leads us to the Land of Nod with a lantern, his doggies, and a book to guide him along the way. 🙂