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Out with a whimper: Jammiepalooza, etc.

2012 December 31
by elizabeth_admin

Last I spoke about Jammiepalooza 2012, I had to fit the pants individually for each kid (5 total) and add the ruffle hems for the girls’ pants (3 total).  Since the cousins arrived on different days and were amenable to trying on things only after begging profusely, my Jammiepalooza limped along until two days ago.  I will admit that I am jammie’d out at this point.  We attempted to take pictures of all five children in their jammies for my Mom’s New Year’s card, but couldn’t get Thor to cooperate at all.  We only have 4 of the kids in the picture and couldn’t get all of them to look at the cameras all together once.  Very frustrating.

I’m sorry to report I didn’t take many pictures of the pj’s up close.  I only have a few detail shots of one of the girls’ pants.




Check out that rolled hem!

Check out that rolled hem!



ruffle pant hem

ruffle pant hem



Haley's pj pants

Haley’s pj pants



All but Thor

All but Thor





After writing my 2012 retrospective post, I had a hankering to make another version of Burda’s batwing top (6-2009-109).  This version is more faithful to the original, but this time I added length to waist and rounded out the neckline more.  I used my coverstitch machine to bind the neckline and hem the top and sleeves.  This knit was really thin and difficult to work with.  It curled when you looked at it and tunneled when I hemmed it.  I love it though.  This was a deep stash dive fabric.  It was one of my first purchases made back when Wendy was still doing tours of the garment district, probably sometime in 2008.  I bought this knit at Paron’s Annex and have treasured it ever since.  It’s a burnout knit that I knew would be a great layering piece.  And last night I thought to use it as another batwing top.  I love it!  I’m wearing it tonight for our New Year’s Eve festivities.







I don’t know if you noticed my Christmas present to myself in the pictures above.  It’s a sewing machine necklace.  I heart this necklace and have worn it almost every day since it came in the mail.  It was an Etsy purchase from Ball And Chain.



I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and I wish you a happy and healthy New Year.  Go get ’em!

16 Responses leave one →
  1. December 31, 2012

    Happy New Year Elizabeth! the jammies look SUPER cute!

  2. Shams permalink
    December 31, 2012

    Adorable pic with the jammies! Happy 2013!

  3. December 31, 2012

    THE most adorable jammie group shots! 🙂

  4. January 1, 2013

    Happy New Year to you and Jack Elizabeth! Jammies look good, and your new top n pendant are v. cute too 🙂

  5. January 1, 2013

    Adorable jammies and very cute necklace. Happy New Year.

  6. January 1, 2013

    Cute pjs and adorable pic of the kids. Happy New Year.

  7. January 1, 2013

    The jammies turned out great – even if they left you cold at the end. The kiddies will be warm. 🙂 the pictures are big fun!

    Love the new top and necklace. Thank you for the inspiration in 2012. g

  8. January 1, 2013

    Happy New Year! I love your top and that is such a cute necklace! By the way, you did great to get four kids to pose for a picture! Trying to get my 2 year old daughter and my 3 year old niece to pose for any shots over Christmas was a nightmare!!

  9. January 1, 2013

    What a cute array of little people in homemade pyjamas! But I confess to not being able to take my eyes off your beautiful fireplace. I love the Mexican influence. PS your batwing sweater is perfect!

  10. January 1, 2013

    Cute jammies, especially with the frilled hems……
    Your batwing top looks stunning, and yes, I think that necklace is a winner!!

  11. January 2, 2013

    OMG those photos in front of the tree reminds me of the days when my two (now 16 and with learner’s permits and wanderlust) would get together with their cousins! So adorable. How is your finger doing?

  12. Jan permalink
    January 3, 2013

    I like the outtake picture the best. Your Jack is such a ham!

  13. January 6, 2013

    Your house is gorgeous!!!
    Cute necklace too.
    And those pjs are ADORBS!! So adorable! Love the “line up” of the kids! I really like the combo of the shirts and pants. It’s not overwhelming with too much print. The raglan sleeves really make it look great. Super cute!

  14. January 7, 2013

    Those rolled hems are great! Everyone looks adorable.

    And I really like your new top – I also love when my tops are extra long. It looks super cozy.

  15. January 7, 2013

    Thanks for the shout out! The necklace looks great, I love bat wing tops!

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