Monday, December 20, 2010

New jammies

Are you feeling frazzled this holiday season...?

Well, I hope not!  But if you are, I hope my little one at least made you smile!  

If I am being honest, though, I must say that last week was a busy one for me.  I did some Christmas shopping for the kids, went to my son's Pre-K Christmas party, and attended his Christmas program the next evening.  Not so bad, but when you throw in managing two kids and keeping a household, well, you all get the picture...

I surely didn't make any time for sewing until today.  I finished my son's PJs, and I am thankful to have them all done!  They are the Pitka Jussi Long Johns from Ottobre's winter 2010 edition, and they match the undershirt I blogged about here.

Print fabric: Lil' Zoo cotton interlock knit (Joanns)
Solid fabric: brown rib knit

I really like the design of these Long Johns.  They are fitted without being tight, and they have more than enough room for my son to be comfortable in them when he wears them.  These took me a couple of hours to sew up, and the only snag in my plan was sewing the crotch panel to the pants legs.  The rest of it was pretty straight forward, and I even used a twin needle for all my topstitching this time (thank you Kyle for your advice about twin needle sewing, it is my new love also)!
Back of Long Johns
Of course this post wouldn't be complete without a picture of the whole outfit on my little one.  When he was trying everything on, I pointed out how there was an inner panel on his Long Johns that he could use when he needed to go to the bathroom.  Needless to say, this feature is his favorite part of the garment!  I guess he never noticed that feature before on all of the underwear he already owns!

Overall, I think this was a great outfit that was easy to sew with great professional-looking results.  I definitely plan to use Ottobre magazine for more projects in the future for the kids.  For now, however, I am thinking of one more project before Christmas arrives...

Stay sew-filled!


  1. The pjs are cute and look great!
    Yeah for the twin needle stitching! :) It's totally addictive!!!!

  2. They look terrific. Great job. Adorable kids!

  3. Great job on the Long Johns. Your children are adorable!


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