i’m way late on blogging this but i did sew it on day 5 of kids clothes week, so it’s getting labeled as such. we had friends coming into town last weekend and their little guy had recently turned one, so i had to make him something! HAD TO! but what to make?
i started with just the eye shirt, which was heavily inspired by this one i spotted on pinterest. pretty fun, right?
i drew the eyes and freezer paper stenciled them onto a 18-24 month short sleeved flashback skinny tee. i didn’t hem it because i ran out of black thread (ha!) but works as a casual/pajama shirt. the black is a basic t-shirt weight jersey knit.
but i couldn’t stop there…i made a pair of pajama pants too! there was some serious speed sewing here – i made this entire outfit in an hour and a half. this, apparently, is how mothers of 3 are able to sew – gotta take advantage of those naps and sew like the wind!
the pants are bedtime story pajamas in 18-24 months. i picked a larger size than i thought he’d need and figured they’d probably be huge on him (because my kids are so shrimpy that’s what i’m used to), but he’s a bit big for his age and they fit with just the right amount of growing room. i’m so glad i “sized up!” nothing worse than sewing a too small gift.
neither of his parents has red hair, but check this kid out! such a cutie. i have no idea how to dress a redhead but took a guess that he might look good in black, and he does.
the pajama bottom fabric is from Lizzy House’s Constellations line (pretty sure this print is out of stock online, I got it a long time ago) with kona olive bindings. i recently stocked back up on my beloved kona olive – i still maintain it goes with everything!
he’s gonna get ya!
aw just kidding. 😉
okay that wraps up my KCW sewing! didn’t upcycle anything in this outfit, but that’s okay. i’ll break my streak for this kid.
9 thoughts on “kcw spring 2014 :: constellations pajamas”
Ohmygosh. What an adorable kid!!! I love the pajamas… And the black looks great with his red hair! Great photos. 🙂 -e
Aw, what a cutie! The pajamas are great on him. I love the black with his red curls and the olive is such a nice touch.
Um, the constellations/olive combo is heaven. I love it so much. Wait, stars and heaven. Ha. I made a funny.
I’m loving this kid, he’s adorable! Especially in his new pjs. The constellation fabric is so perfect, I totally missed the boat on that stuff!
Love that fabric-I agree with you on the olive-but haven’t got any in my stash as of yet! Not a lot of boy sewing going on here though…;)
Perfect PJ’s for that red hair. My children’s father has red hair, but none of our kids do 😦
Well, I hope my grand children will 😀
What a cutie! Love those pants!
nice colors, kristin! i love kids in black. that googly eyes shirt is very clever and although you made it look easy, i’ll bet that getting the eyes in the right place was not! the placement is perfect. nice work. now i’m scouring the internet for that lizzy house print. gotta have some.
Love the pants! And the shirt is just too too cute 🙂