With the weather around the nation being so cold, how appropriate that our next post in our blog series "We {Heart} Handmade" is cozy pj's. 
This next project is perfect for chilly winter night and snowy winter mornings. Our snugly flannel pajama sets are as cozy a cup of hot cocoa and as cute as a baby polar bear!! We'll show you how we did it AND have a little giveaway to boot!
Look at our girls, all snuggled up, enjoying some milk, cookies, and stories in their new pj sets!
We created out pajama set by using two of our own classic Violette Field Threads patterns.  You probably already own these; they're staples that have been out since nearly our beginning: The Lucy Pants and The Audrey Dress.
 
Click on pictures above to purchase the Audrey & Lucy Patterns
In this tutorial we will show you how we *slightly* modified each pattern for our pajama set. Lets get started!!

Fabric Recommendations:

Flannel - we love to use two coordinating flannels for our pajama sets. We bought our flannel from Jo-Ann's Fabric. They have a huge selection of flannel at great prices! ADORING these below.... Our girls might need a few more sets made!  Or wouldn't these make great gifts? 
Do you ever find it a little nerve-wracking to sew for your friends' little girl?  Not sure if the Momma will love it, too?  Well, then... can't go wrong with a pj set!!! Especially ones with prints THIS cute!
      

Fabric Requirements:

Lucy Pants:

Note: We are creating a modified Lucy Pant that is full length with no ruffle. Please use the below chart rather than the one on the pattern.
 2T 3T 4T 5    6    7,8 9,10
3/4 yd.  3/4 yd.  7/8 yd.  7/8 yd.  7/8 yd.  1 yd   1 5/8 yd.


Audrey Top:

Use the fabric requirements chart provided in the pattern.  Even though, we are shortening the dress to a top length, do not reduce the yardage called for.  The extra yardage will be used as the accent fabric used on the bottom as a cuff on the LUCY pj pants.

 

We are going to start by sewing the LUCY pajama pants.

Pants Cutting Instructions:

1. Cut the Lucy Front & Back pattern pieces in your desired size.

2. Fold the pre-washed flannel in half with the right sides touching and iron flat. This will allow you to cut mirrored pattern pieces.

3. Pin the pattern pieces to the flannel fabric towards the top. The current Lucy pattern piece is for a capri length pant, a ruffle is added to make them full length pants.  For the pajama pants we want a full length pant without a ruffle. To achieve this you must add the full length ruffle measurement (minus 2" for the cuff) to the pant leg.

For example: If you are sewing a size 6 pant you would extend the pant leg an extra 8". This will allow for a 2" cuff at the bottom of each full length pant leg.

Creating the Front & Back:

3. Follow the Lucy Instruction through step #5 of the PDF Pattern. At this point your pants should be sewn together along the inseam and turned so that the front pieces are to the front and back pieces are to the back with the right sides still touching.

Creating the Cuff:

1. Cut out two cuff pieces.  Each piece will be 6" x 20".

2. Open up one pant leg.

 

 

3. Place one cuff piece over top of the open pant leg with the right sides touching and the raw edges lined up. (Trim off any extra fabric that overhangs the right or left side edge.)

4. Sew the cuff to the pant leg. Trim off 1/2 of the seam allowance and turn the cuff down. 

5. Working on the wrong side of the pant leg, iron the seam allowance down toward the cuff. Turn the raw bottom edge of the cuff up 1/2" and iron flat.

6. Fold the cuff up in half until the folded edge covers over the seam allowance. Iron flat and secure with pins.

7. Fold the pant leg in half with the right sides touching and pin together along the open side edge.  You will pin from the top raw edge all the way to the cuff bottom.

8. Sew along the pinned seam.  For a professional look, finish seam with a serger or trim off half of the seam allowance and finish with a zigzag stitch.

9. Repeat steps 1-8 of Completing the Cuff for the opposite leg. 

10. Finish the waistband according to the Lucy Pattern.

 

Now it is time to sew the AUDREY pajama top. You will sew the Audrey top exactly as the pattern requires, so open up that tutorial and get started.  Remember, though, your fabric will be shorter than your pattern piece (because you've already used it for the bottom cuff on the LUCY pj pants).  The Audrey top will end up being 6" shorter than the dress. 

 

You have now created an adorable pajama set!

The girls LOVED them!  They thought they were cozy and comfortable.

Look at those toes. ;)

Reading bedtime stories.

After their stores, the sugar from the cookies & milk started to kick in...  I let them have one last hurrah before lights out!

Don't have Audrey & Lucy?  Get them both for a *special* promotion... both patterns for $13... That's 40% off list price. 

(Pretty much the biggest discount we ever do!)

Enter the code: pajamas

at checkout, and voila! You'll be on your way to making these sets in no time!

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Remember that giveaway we mentioned at the beginning of the post?

We're giving away BOTH a $25 gift card to Joann's to buy your flannel fabric/supplies & the Audrey/Lucy patterns!

You'll be able to make 2 sets of pj's.... maybe one to keep and one to gift!

Enter below:

 

January 08, 2014 by Ericka Wright

Comments

Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson said:

My sweet daughter who is 4

Donna Lee

Donna Lee said:

My almost 5 year old granddaughters!

Nancy

Nancy said:

I would make for my granddaughter!

Michele T

Michele T said:

I would sew a set for my daughter… So cozy and perfect for our cold winters!!

Anne Marie

Anne Marie said:

I’d sew a pair for my daughter and niece!!

Kim Hutchinson

Kim Hutchinson said:

I’d make some for my daughter.

Jodi

Jodi said:

Would love to sew these for my own and nieces!!

Carol

Carol said:

My grand daughter will love these.So cute

Nita R.

Nita R. said:

I would sew the pj’s for our 3 Granddaughter’s!!!!!!

Varna

Varna said:

I will make pajamas for my 2 year old granddaughter and her 4 year old cousin!

rachel

rachel said:

What a great pattern remix! I don’t have either of these ones but need to get them!

Allison P

Allison P said:

My daughter and my niece!

ann

ann said:

Sewing pajamas for my girls is on my to-to list!

Erica S.

Erica S. said:

I would make sets for all 3 of my girls!

ellen casper

ellen casper said:

I would make these for my 2 nieces

Renee A Davis

Renee A Davis said:

Love making PJ’s for my grandkids…

Thank you ;o)

Tia

Tia said:

Very Cute!

Jen Pelto

Jen Pelto said:

I’d sew some up for my daughter Moxie!

Pam

Pam said:

I’d sew these for my three-year-old granddaughter. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Lisa Cowell

Lisa Cowell said:

I would make PJs for my 18-month-old granddaughter. She never seems to have enough PJs to last from wash to wash. I doesn’t matter in the summer when any old floppy shirt will do, but she needs her snuggies in the winter.

Teresa

Teresa said:

I would sew it for my daughter and friend

Carolyn

Carolyn said:

I have a little 3 year old girl and these pjs would be adorable for her!!

Dafna

Dafna said:

I would like to make a set for my little girl and as a gift to a friend giving birth in two weeks. the boys will have to wait for local fabric…

Isabel A.

Isabel A. said:

For my 2 daughters.

Courtney

Courtney said:

I would make these pjs for my girls.

Carrie

Carrie said:

My little girl would love these pjs.

Kelli Camp

Kelli Camp said:

Too funny! I just did this with the Audrey USING FLANNEL for her Christmas jammies!

Janey Millar

Janey Millar said:

What cute jammies. I have the Audrey, off to cut some this very evening! Thanks for the tute!

Chinapat

Chinapat said:

For my grandchildren

doray briskman

doray briskman said:

I would sew these for my own daughter & as gifts for her friends…with so many that ski, they would love warm pjs!

Tania

Tania said:

I’ve recently become obsessed with flannel and have been wanting to make a set of pjs for my 2 1/2 year old girl!

Jane

Jane said:

I’d love to sew a set for my niece! Think I may make my nephews jealous, but oh well.

lily

lily said:

Love it for my girls!

mjb

mjb said:

My daughter!

Chiara Aldridge

Chiara Aldridge said:

I will make them for my daughter and nieces.

Breanna

Breanna said:

I would make these for my daughter and her best friend.

Dawn

Dawn said:

My daughter and niece!

KellyS

KellyS said:

I would sew the set for my daughter and make some pants for my boys. Thank you for the chance to win!

Stephanie B.

Stephanie B. said:

I’d love a discount for just the Audrey pattern. I just purchased the Lucy pant pattern in the last 60 days and haven’t had a chance to try it. :(.

Robin Rutherford

Robin Rutherford said:

My daughter and her best friend!

Heather

Heather said:

My daughter could totally use some more PJ’s. she is growing like a weed.

Marca

Marca said:

My 2 granddaughters!

Nicole B

Nicole B said:

My daughter. She is growing too fast!

farah

farah said:

I would sew these for my daughter.

Danielle Storm

Danielle Storm said:

Love this mod! Thanks. My girls both need new jammies!

Valley Girl

Valley Girl said:

I just found you and my heart is a flutter♥♥

Adrienne

Adrienne said:

I’d sew up a few of these sets for my daughter and her cousins! Would be a really fun Valentine’s gift from her for her cousins, I think!

Amanda Levanovich

Amanda Levanovich said:

Love these and the code for a discount off the patterns! Yay! :)

Katy Emanuel

Katy Emanuel said:

I would sew these for my daughter

nadya kotik

nadya kotik said:

for my nieces

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