Saturday, June 11, 2016

Birthday PJs *cute baby warning*

My baby has transformed from little fishy to infant, baby and now toddler! She recently turned 1 year old.  We have loved having a baby this past year.  She has brought so much joy to our family!

To celebrate, I made her this pair of pajamas.  I guess they could work for every day clothes - maybe - but I'm a little pink-phobic so I like to reserve the all-pink outfits for night wear.

I used 2 FREE patterns that I found on A Raglan Tee for 18 months to 10 years old by Nap Time Creations and 18 month Toddler Leggings Pattern by Renee Sherwood.

I, of course, made alterations to these patterns...'cause that's what I do.  I wanted the raglan to be more feminine, so I redrew the sleeve seam line and made the sleeve more slender and skinnier.  I dropped the neckline in the front and back.  I used a 1 1/2" strip of ribbing (from a womens' thrift store tee - great place to find ribbing, by the way) instead of a 2" strip.  The neckband is done at 85% of the neckline.  The sleeves ended up being too small - oops! Even if the fit isn't great the outfit is still cute.

I cut the seam allowance on the leggings down to 1/4" because I think it's just too much work and waste to cut off later.  I made a full seat and full gut adjustment and added a little length to the top of the waist bc my baby is in cloth diapers and her fluff butt needs room!  I love, love the fit on the pants!

Kids knit clothes come together so quickly and I love these Art Gallery knits.  The Orni Incandescence print called to me every time I went to the store so I, like a bug to the light zapper, bought a yard and a half.  Gulp! And then it sat in my stash and I had no idea what to do with it because it is so loud.  Pajamas, folks.  It wanted to be made into pajamas, because it's at night that we show our wildest side!

1 comment:

  1. So cute!!!!!! I love the outfit and the adorable baby in it! You are so talented!


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