FamJam Day 12- Sylvia Coleman
Happy Tuesday everyone!! I’m Sylvia (#girlmom #sahm #calledtocreate #sewingissanity #linewife) - thanks for hanging out with me on the blog today! If you’re a stay at home mama like me (or perhaps still rocking that remote work) - Mondays are pajama days! Lucky for us, we have some new PJs to lounge in this week thanks to all of this Fam Jamming we’ve been doing! I’ll be taking you ALL over the pattern world for this post so get ready! I can’t wait to show you!
I grabbed four different Ash and Elm fabrics to make coordinating jammies for me and my two girls - double brushed poly in neon pink (it’s SO very pink ), leopard (rawr), and red and black buffalo plaid (classic for sleepwear), plus a remnant of the dreamy black chunky waffle knit (100% certain I’ll be back for more of that!). Then it was time to choose patterns - and this is where the journey begins…
I recently snapped up a *few* patterns from Petite Stitchery during one of their Summer sales so I decided to give those some love for my set. I chose the Finn Crop with long sleeves for the top and the Stevie shorts. One of my favorite sweaters to wear - well, everywhere - is a relaxed fit, off the shoulder, crop style and I thought the Finn looked similar and cozy. And the Stevie shorts are so flirty and fun and I was pleasantly surprised to find out what an easy sew they are as well! I have to say, with this combination of fabrics and patterns my dream pajamas have come to life! I’m obsessed with the soft, loose knit of this black waffle for ultimate comfort while not having to worry about overheating in bed. And if you’ve ever worked with double brushed poly you know how soft to the touch it is - these shorts feel like wearing nothing (huge bonus for someone that is bugged by every wrinkle in their sock )
Now that my set is done, time to move on to baby girl. Choosing a pattern for her jammies was easiest of all. She has multiple pairs of the Lullaby Line Snap Pajamas by Peekaboo Patterns in her dresser already. Mama loves the snaps because I can’t stand wavy zippers that bunch up in baby’s face and Daddy loves the fact that they are one piece (nothing easier than one stop shopping, am I right?). Bonus that I’m familiar with this pattern so I knew they would be a snap - pun TOTALLY intended . I used what was left of the leopard double brushed poly (much to big sister’s dismay; she called dibs on it the moment she laid eyes - and hands - on it). There was just enough for the front panel so I paired the hot pink DBP with to cut the rest. Are these not the sassiest little PJs you’ve ever seen?!
Big sister’s turn! This girl has been growing like mama’s fabric stash (it’s the new ‘like a weed’ ). She is overdue for new pajamas. For her I decided to try something new (to me) along with something old. The Savanna Smiles by Rad Patterns look like the comfiest darn pants I’ve ever seen - perfect for PJ pants and a pattern I was able to score before it was discontinued that I’ve yet to sew! And on top, a classic raglan (Ellie and Mac, Going Home Sweater) with my own little hack. I don’t know about you, but after one or two times sewing a pattern I just can’t seem to leave it alone! I cut two ruffles to add to the front bodice piece for a special touch. Double brushed poly is my favorite fabric to work with for anything that has an unfinished hem (like the ruffles) because it truly doesn’t ravel and does not roll after washing! I wanted us all to coordinate in our jammies so I decided to use the same neon pink DBP as I used for baby sis for the cuffs, waistbands, neckband, sleeves, and ruffles and paired it with the red and black buffalo plaid DBP for a fun twist on the classic Christmas pajama look. I actually love the pop of the pink with the red and black - how about you??
And here we are, ready to Jam with the Fam! It’s not too late to join this PJ party! There are still TWO WHOLE DAYS left! Grab yourself any of the fantastic patterns we’ve been talking about on the blog this month and something soft and cozy from your stash! Oh, and make sure to share your new jammies on Facebook with the hashtag #FAMJAMS - I can’t wait to see what you make!
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