You’re getting sleepy. Very sleepy.
No, wait a second. I’m getting sleepy. I am sleepy. But it’s Kid’s Clothes Week-induced sleepiness, so I’m okay with it. Late nights at the sewing machine are worth it.
On the docket today — pajama pants! And flannel pajama pants, no less, from the snuggly soft Fanfare line from Birch Fabrics and designed by Rae of Made By Rae. Yep, good ol’ Rae. I say that like we’re dear friends, but basically I just cyber-stalk her by devouring every word of her wonderful website. The woman is a sewing and pattern-making rockstar and she recently added fabric design to her list of talents, too.
Her flannels have been making the rounds on blogs since their debut. Using them to make pajamas/lounge pants is hardly an original idea since it was done many times already during the blog tour (check out Rae’s site here for more info). But every post I read raved about how soft and comfy these flannels were, so I had to take the plunge. The fact that Eli went straight into thumb-sucking, fake-sleeping mode upon trying them on tells me I chose well. I’m sure it had nothing to do with 4 consecutive, napless days. Nope.
I used Rae’s parsley pants pattern as the base for these PJ pants. Eli wears a 4T in the pants pattern, and I cut the fabric between a 4T and a 5T for these PJs to make them a bit more roomy and lounge-y. I added a cuff in quilting cotton from Michael Miller Fabrics Mini Mikes collection. He’s wearing them with the cuff rolled up right now; but they will definitely last through the winter (maybe into next winter????) with the cuff rolled down if necessary.
These pajama bottoms also serve a very practical purpose in our house. Full bodysuit-style pajamas pose too big a challenge for a young boy who is still new to staying dry overnight. These pajama pants are easy on/off with an elastic waist and faux drawstring.
Sweet, soft, flannel dreams!