This year I was going to be organized early for Christmas. HA! Well that did not work too well for me. Here we are well into January, and I am finally telling you about my Christmas jammies. I really wanted the kids to have matching Pj’s this year. We celebrated our family Christmas the weekend after Christmas allowing all the families with children to be in their own homes Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
I have had two pieces of reindeer flannel in my stash for several years and this was the year for it! I did find some Christmas tees at the local Target store and felt they would work fine for tops.
We have two new babies this year and because they are so small and because here in the midwest winter weather is rather chilly (or downright cold) depending on the day, I purchased fleece sleepers for them with reindeers on the front. Of course getting a picture of the 5 of them together has proved to be an impossible feat.
The bigger kids don’t care about the cold, because they are hot boxes. I am frequently shivering as they run around in a light weight t-shirt and bare feet.
I used the green reindeer flannel for the boys and the red for Ms M. The bottoms are the bottoms from the Ruffled PJ’s. They are my favorite go to pj pants. Just the perfect amount of comfort. I think they work well for a boy or a girl. Paired with the seasonal tees they could be adapted for any holiday or season. A tag tucked in the back and they’re easy for kids to get on and off by themselves too.
This past Fall Rachel has used the pattern to make a transitional set of pjs pairing with the Harvey Tee. She used a lightweight striped knit. Even though the pattern is designed for a knit these pants are easily adapted into a knit lounge/pj pant.
The Harvey became a fast favorite in our house, so it has top off several pairs of pjs. Because this set was bound for only bedtime Rachel opted for a faster sew and left off the hems.
These have been well loved and washed dozens of times. Happily they should still fit when the Spring clothes come back into rotation.
We wrote the Harvey pattern to give you a nice crisp vneck with as little sewing swearing as possible. Though they may take a couple tries to get perfect. But once you get it down- they are fast and super satisfying.
Fabric: JoAnn’s flannel from stash, Striped knit from Hancock
Happy Sewing, Donna
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