Monday, December 30, 2013
Christmas pajamas, a week late
Recess Raglan (with much narrowed arms) for the top and the "Sleeping Johns" from Sew Liberated. Since I needed some knit ribbing for the cuffs and neckline, I ordered up some fabric from Hart's (and got it the very next day!). I knew it was sold as a "tube" of fabric, but when it arrived, I realized it was the perfect dimensions for my skinny boy. So, I cut the top as a single piece (no side seams!), then stitched the underarm seams on the sleeves. Since the fabric is nice and stretchy, setting in the raglan sleeves was a cinch. Serging the ribbing on such skinny cuffs was a whole different story, though!
"Mod Fox" fabric. My son LOVES foxes. His love of all animals is pretty huge, but foxes are at the top of the list. So, Spoonflower to the rescue! The hiding foxes, the red/green colorway...it was too perfect, and seriously worth the price of a yard of the organic knit. And of course, he loves it. He insisted on wearing the PJs all day, and really, I couldn't bear to stop him :)