i wanted to sew something quick/easy/functional as a “palate cleanser” before i jump into Halloween costumes and while i’m still waiting for the go-ahead to blog a few other more involved projects that i’ve been sewing (i have like 12 or 13 things i can’t blog yet – it’s getting ridiculous). plus, i recently realized i haven’t shown baby C on here for a while (he’s 8 months old already!!!!!) so i had to fix that.
now please enjoy my pile o’ children in their homemade pajama pants.
they’re all wearing flannel elephant pants; citron, gray, and pink elephants from Rae’s cozy Fanfare Flannel line for Cloud9 Organics. teehee!
funny story, bro. E and O are both wearing the same size parsley pants – size 3. hers have about 3” added to the length (1.5″ to the pants plus a 1.5″ cuff), and his are as written. i trimmed off the flare at the bottom of both pairs for a bit more of a straight-legged fit, and that made it easier to lengthen hers and add the cuff. i cut out and sewed both in about 2 hours during naptime. love how quick they are!
his fit is more baggy, hers more slim – which works with how they like to wear their clothes anyway. i was actually shocked that her pants fit her so well length-wise with just the right amount of growing room. i sewed them while she was at school and the legs seemed ridiculously long to me, but nope! perf.
baby C’s pants were originally blogged here – they’re Rae’s free newborn pant pattern and they’re too small for him now, but i couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take photos of the three kids together in matching jammies. i was happy to squeeze both pairs for the big kids out of 1.5 yards of fabric but there wasn’t enough left for the little guy, unfortunately.
i should probably just go ahead and pile the kids onto our bed for all future photoshoots.
the little guy is almost crawling but not quite – a great baby phase!
mostly he does a lot of “downward facing dog” then lunges forward or rolls to get places when he wants to.
i sure do love these three, and i love that they love each other. for some reason handmade pajama pants get me all sentimental!
P.S. thanks to cloud9 for sending the citron elephants over! my kids loved their fanfare flannel pajama pants from last year but flannel shorts are a bit oxymoronic…and that’s the length those are now.
23 thoughts on “citron elephant pajamas”
Well, you can’t get cuter than that.
what cuties!!!! That color is so great too.
We love them too!
So cute (kids and jambes)! I love the palette cleanser idea. A little breath of fresh air between bigger projects.
i love the citron, and i was just fondling some of this flannel at the depot last night, it’s sooooo cozy! ps i vote for lots more of Mr. C on the blog! and they sure are a pile o’ cuteness!
it sure is cozy stuff! i really do need to sew for him more often – started cutting some lullaby layette pants out yesterday but my boy fabric selection gets gobbled up too quickly and i don’t have much in the stash to make them fun! ugh.
the pants are all so cute! Makes me want to make flannel jammies but I have to remember it can be 80 degrees in December here (can be and probably will with how this weather has been). Emily and Ava are the same in the waist. Emily just needs longer. it’s crazy how they grow. More Mr. C please. I love babies.
Aw, these photos are the best! I can’t believe C is 8 months already! His little baby toes are the sweetest! This post makes me want to make these exact same pajama pants. The trouble is I don’t like sewing pajama pants. Hmmmm, what’s a girl to do? 😉
Aww so so cute! I love their cute little poses. Everything I make Sadie lately looks too long but then she tries it on and it fits perfectly! Those girls are growing tall!
Love. Love. Love. I’m planning on matching christmas pj bottoms for my brood!
such cute kiddos! my “baby” is 5 1/2 so i’m just eating up all the baby pics i can… i miss those daily/weekly/monthly milestones! oh yeah… and sewing… love the pj’s, the elephant fabric is perfect!
oh that’s so true, the milestones become fewer and farther between as kids get older don’t they? i’m sure enjoying this little guy.
Palate cleanser! That’s what it’s called! I always do that. Thanks for the gratuitous baby toes. I could just eat them up!
ack! with your comment i just realized i used the wrong word in my post – palette instead of palate. thank you. how embarrassing. 😉
Oh my goodness, your kids are adorable!! Love those pants too!
OK, a pile of kids is just too cute for words! the pyjama pants all look great.
That’s my favourite baby age right there. He can sit, look at stuff, be amused, but plonk him down and he stays (mostly) where you left him. Best ever!
palate cleanser… so true! none of my PC’s ever seem to get blogged. Cute jammies. Really cute kids.
Oh my goodness. All three of them together = cuteness overload!
Cute pj pants and adorable photos’
I feel sentimental about these pictures, and they’re not even my kids! Seriously, they owned this shoot. The poses are off the chart, and I love the citron against your epic bedroom wall. My favorite one though is the shot of the boys arms. Chubby baby arms. Gah.
Aaaand…I must get myself some of this flannel…these are adorable and so are those kiddos!
Loved this elephant pjs!