I was able to get my holiday sewing started early with the new Children’s Family Pjs pattern for Rebecca Page last month as a brand ambassador for them. I am often a last minute type of sewist so having my kids’ Christmas pajamas finished (and photographed!) before December first is a huge accomplishment for me!
This pattern comes in a large size range from 12 months up to size 12 which means it will fit all of my kids without buying baby sizing as well! It features 2 bottoms (shorts or pants), 2 sleeves (short or long) and has optional accents such as pants inseam pockets, chest pocket and piping! This pattern is for woven fabrics such as flannel, satin, cotton, etc. This is also the perfect time of year to score some great deals on flannel to stock up for these pajamas!
I sewed up 8 pairs (yes EIGHT) for my kids! I sewed up a non-Christmas pair in shorts and short sleeves for each of them to wear year round and then sewed coordinating Christmas pairs in pants and short sleeves (because Florida) as well. I skipped the piping and chest pocket on all of them but did add the inseam pants pockets to all but the baby pairs. I used flannel (all found at Joann) and snaps (instead of buttons) for all of the sets. I did some size grading as well and found it very simple to do resulting in that perfect fit on every pair.
This pattern is on sale for a short time so scoop it up here (and also comes in both mens and ladies sizes!) and sew up all the matching family pajamas! I’d love to see what you create:)
**I RECEIVED A FREE COPY OF THIS PATTERN AS PART OF THE BRAND AMBASSADOR PROCESS. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS**
I was so excited to test out the new Nathan Vest and Taylor Tie patterns for Sew a Little Seam recently. I love any opportunity to sew for my son and with Easter coming up quickly I was so excited to be able to sew his Easter outfit this year. I usually sew the girls holiday dresses while he is in store bought clothing. But, with these patterns that is going to change!
Let’s start with the Nathan Vest. This pattern is a traditional waistcoat in single or double breasted look, optional collar, back adjuster strap and pocket. It has front and back darts for a professional finish and fit. I opted for the single breasted vest and kept it simple with no pockets, collar or back strap. His measurement put him into a straight size 7 so no size grading was needed. I found some suiting fabric on clearance at Joann’s and lined it with a silky apparel lining. I found this pattern very intimidating before starting, however, Kelly’s directions are super clear and very thorough. It was my first time sewing darts and understitching but it wasn’t nearly as difficult as I anticipated.
The Taylor Tie pattern is also loaded with options. You can choose from a traditional or faux neck/bow tie and traditional or adjustable neck band. I opted for the traditional tie and neck band. I found my fabric for this tie at Hobby Lobby. I have a free tie pattern from another designer that I have sewn up in the past and this pattern is so much better. It fits well and is drafted extremely well with clear instructions for assembly.
I paired the tie and vest with store bought pants and shirt. Kelly does have both a button up shirt and dress pants pattern as well that I will sew up before the next holiday!
The Nathan Vest is on sale for a short time and when you purchase the vest you get the tie FREE! Head over and join the facebook group for a coupon code that’s good not only on the vest but also on the new dress pants pattern for a short time. I can’t wait to sew up the double breasted vest with pockets and bow tie next! I’d love to see what you create:)
**I RECEIVED A FREE COPY OF THIS PATTERN AS PART OF THE TESTING PROCESS. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS**