Saturday, April 16, 2011

Rainy day sewing

The weather has turned cool in Sydney, and I've done the clearing out of the kids clothes. In the process I discovered that we had no winter pajamas that fit the kids! I couldn't just go buy some when I have a plentiful stash of fabrics and my trusty Kwik Sew 3234 pattern. So I spent the past day sewing up some PJs.

For Mollie I chose some knits that I've had in the stash for a while, but couldn't see myself using for her everyday clothes. My selection of knits for Will isn't as big, so I choose the Oogas and some of my new to the stash JNY knit fabric from Sweden (via Crafty Mamas!). I had originally purchased the JNY fabric with a different intention which is why I didn't have enough fabric for the sleeves. I also made the pajamas a size too large in hopes that we can get two winters wear out of them.

Mollie wanted to take the photos in the kitchen. The kids were doing action shots. So you get one "nice" photo and one "action" photo because they are kind of funny.

pjs3

pjs5


pjs1

pjs2


I still have a few more things cut out to sew like a couple pants to be dyed rainbow (1 done, 1 to be sewn), leggings for Moo (we have a lack of leggings too), a Mareen top for me, and because Moo wanted a matching top, a Mareena top for her.

19 comments:

Little Munchkins said...

Haha! Your kids are adorable. I was going to ask what happened to Will's finger until I saw that he had wound some string(?) on it.

Those PJs are great! I was lazy and bought some for DS recently. And Munchkin gets hand-me-downs usually so the poor thing is always in some boys PJs.

naomi said...

they are too cute Sara! Love the fabrics. It is getting cold, isn't it? I am thinking I might have to sew up some warm pj's for Grace too. She is outgrowing everything!
Good luck with the rest of your sewing :)

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

Ah Sara thanks for the laugh, your kids are so funny! The pj's look great. Molly is getting is so tall, do you think she will overtake you at some point?

Nic said...

Love the PJs! Particularly the ooga booga :) Marcus would love that - think I need to get some once I venture into the world of sewing knits. He needs new winter pjs too so I had better get cracking!

willow and moo said...

LM - yes, Will had taken some overlocker offcuts and wrapped them around his fingers.

Naomi - It always goes cold around Will's birthday, April 11. I remember going to hospital to have him and it was warm. When I came home, it was cold!

Clo, I have no idea if Moo will end up taller than me. I'm 5'8" when I stand up straight. Col's only a few inches taller than me. I expect her to be around our height.

Nic, if you ever need help with sewing knits, please ask! I'm happy to help and I don't live that far from you. My Ooga knit came from a co-op, but a good place to get Ooga Booga knits is http://www.printknitsstudio.com/

SeaStar said...

Great PJ's, wish I could sew like that!
mel
xx

willow and moo said...

Mel, you can! It just comes with practice! I think PJs make a great knit sewing project too because if you stuff them up, no one but you and the family sees it! LOL And this Kwik Sew pattern is very good for beginners.

JulieT said...

Cool jammies and fab pics

Tan said...

Gosh they are so cute!! Great jim jams!! Mollie is looking so grown up!!!!

Mel said...

A perfect rainy day project, we went out shopping yesterday and chose new fabrics for our winter Pj's too! 1 week of Victorian school holidays down, 1 week left to make them :)

Love your little models too xox

The Handmaden said...

Wouldn't mind a set of those myself, they look so comfy!

Tin Can Daisy said...

Gorgeous Jammies Sara :)

Love the poses!

Karen said...

These are great Sara, fab colours as always!
I really like the action poses - makes photos much more fun I am guessing.

ingrid said...

Wow, totally fabulous!
Goodness met sara, even your pjs are completely amazing. Your kids are so lucky!

Posie Patchwork said...

I thought they looked a little posed in the first image, glad they got some kung fu action going on, love Posie

toadstooldots said...

The PJ's are fantastic!
But its not cold in Sydney...we are just back from Canberra...that was cold and now we all 3 have a cold. That wouldn't have happened if we had such nice PJs ;-)

angelina said...

haha. kids are so silly arent they. love the pjs! xxx

Kate said...

I love those pics!! And the jammies are the best I've seen.
I was ogling that caravan/tractor fabric the other day.
I didn't buy it because I thought I should get some knit fabric sewing experience behind me first. I think I might have to have some now. It is just gorgeous.

Steffi said...

Very very beautiful PJ´s,Sara!Great fabrics and your kids are really cute!