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Mojo in high gear

2012 December 6
by elizabeth_admin

Yesterday, I took out some pj’s for Jack to wear and he said he didn’t want to wear them because they had holes in the knees.  The next 4 or 5 pairs were in an equally forlorn state.  (He likes to slide down the halls on his knees, in case you were wondering.)  We found him a set to wear last night, but I was determined to make him a couple of pj’s today to start filling up the holes in his wardrobe.  Pun intended.

So last night I took a trip to ye olde fabric closet to choose some cozy knits, found my go to pj pattern (KS 3510) and cut up some fabric.   Oh I did have to lengthen the pattern though as he is a size 5 now and the pattern only goes to 4.  I just added an inch and a half at the lengthen lines for each pattern piece and trued up the side seams.  Kids mostly grow up, not out, so this set fits him spot on.

This morning I sat in my own pj’s and made him two new sets.  They are too stinking cute (if I do say so myself).  Since I’ve made these several times before, review here, I won’t go into too many details.  I did use my coverstitch for the neckline and hems, but for construction I used my serger.  They look pretty professional if I do say so myself.  Boy, I’m getting a little braggy, aren’t I?

But enough talky talk, let’s let the pictures do the bragging…


PJ Tops



PJ Bottoms






Coverstitch hems



Stripe matching


And may I introduce the little boy who lives with me modeling the PJ’s…



Not sure what’s next, but my mojo is really cranking right now.  Hope you all are having good sewing mojo these days.  🙂

15 Responses leave one →
  1. December 6, 2012

    Too cute!! And they look so warm and cuddly. Did you sew the neck binding on with the coverstitch? I have just purchased a coverstitch and am learning how to use it.

  2. December 6, 2012

    Is it weird that I want to go out and find that Dino print to make something…for my husband? Haha, too cute! xx

  3. December 6, 2012

    Cute pjs and adorable not so little boy who lives with you. He’s getting big! g

  4. December 6, 2012

    He is one lucky kid! 🙂

  5. Kay permalink
    December 6, 2012

    Love the PJs and your boy!!

    Did you use a binder for the cover stitch machine to make the bindings ?? Can you share where you bought them please?

    • elizabeth_admin permalink*
      December 6, 2012

      Actually no Kay. I didn’t use the binder from my coverstitch machine at all. For the cuffs and the neckline I just serged the raw edges right sides together. For the neckline only, after serging, I topstitched the serged seam allawance down. It makes it look very professional with the added bonus of the seam allowance not being annoying to the wearer.

  6. December 7, 2012

    look at that excellent coverstitching! 🙂 they look so professional.

  7. December 7, 2012

    Adorable little boy, and girl go right ahead and brag, they look very professional.
    I now need to get ma a cover stitch machine 🙂

  8. December 7, 2012

    The PJs are adorable (and so is the little boy wearing them!) I am jealous of your coverstitch! It looks perfect!

  9. December 7, 2012

    An absolutely positively great job.

  10. Stephanie permalink
    December 8, 2012

    Cutest jammies! Do you mind passing on where you got the great fabric?

    • elizabeth_admin permalink*
      December 8, 2012

      Sorry! Forgot to mention the fabric source. I am not 100% sure, but am pretty sure that I bought both at The Fabric Fairy, an online kids fabric source. 🙂

  11. December 10, 2012

    These look great! Well done.

  12. December 11, 2012

    So adorable! I also like that he refused to wear his ragged pjs. He will grow up into a sharp dresser.

  13. Joy permalink
    December 13, 2012

    Your little guy is so precious! Enjoy every second .. the years
    just whizz by.

    I saw your buttonholer saga, and FYI — Goodwill has a national
    auction site I discovered last week. It’s fun to peruse the
    craft/hobby category as there’s SO many sewing items, including
    this vintage Singer buttonholer .. and I think I see an eyelet cam.

    Happy sewing and Christmas and New Year~!


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