With the weather finally warming up here at home, it is time to think about those warm summer nights. Summer PJ’s are on the list for sure. The kids winter ones are short and tight, so its a good thing it is time to transition. The Ruffled PJ pattern is perfect for this time of year. I am going to show you how to adapt for a short sleeve and a short pant.
I made two pair for M, both with short sleeves. One long pant and one short pant. Cut and construct your top as instructed. I made a short puffy sleeve.
For my size 4 I cut the sleeve 7″ long. Clean finish the edge and hem. I used a casing for the elastic to prevent irritation to small arms. Sew the bias tape 1″ from the raw edge.Cut a piece of 1/4″ elastic a length that is one inch shorter that the circumference of the arm. Insert into casing. Then sew up your side seam as instructed anchoring your elastic as you sew. Sew up the bottoms according to pattern instructions.
The second pair has short pants. Again measure your pant leg and decide how long you want your shorts to be. For my size 4 I cut the pant 14″ outseam, raw edge of waist to raw edge of leg. Then simply construct as directed.
An easy afternoon sew. You can have your little one in new pj’s for bedtime today! Get your Ruffled PJ pattern HERE. Get yours today and sew up some girly summer pjs. Note for the boys: we use the easy fitting pants for our little guy too. He has all kinds of fun t-shirts that he wears with his pj bottoms.
Happy Summer Sewing, Donna
Fabrics: Pink thrifted sheet. Florals from stash.