Thursday, 24 January 2013

Pinterest And Pyjamas

As I mentioned in this post about Lego, I don't do sewing; the bags I made for that project was the first time I had ever used a sewing machine. When I saw this post from Pinstrosity challenging their readers to actually do a project they have pinned I figured I'd give it a shot.

I decided to make a pair of pyjamas for Jack. I used this tutorial from My Cotton Creations, and I used a gorgeously soft and fluffy fleece fabric (with a very cute dinosaur print!).

Pinterest And Pyjamas by Feminist Cupcakes

I have to say, this tutorial is amazing. It's so easy to follow, even for a complete beginner like me. The only problem I had was hemming the bottom cuffs as they were so small! Next time I might hem them before I sew them up. With a bigger child it probably wouldn't be a problem though.

Pinterest And Pyjamas by Feminist Cupcakes
I'm not sure if one leg is actually longer than the other or if it's just the way they're laid out.

Pinterest And Pyjamas by Feminist Cupcakes
I need to clean my rug.
And here they are being worn!

Pinterest And Pyjamas by Feminist Cupcakes
His favourite AC/DC song is Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
I think they turned out really well! I figured seeing as I could do the bottoms I'd have a go at the top too. I used a free pattern from Melly Sews for the basic shape. It unfortunately doesn't come with any instructions on how to sew it together though, and being the complete novice that I am I had no idea what to do. Back to Pinterest to find a tutorial on how to put it all together. I found this great tutorial from Dana Made It on how to sew on sleeves, and this Craftstylish post on how to sew a neckline.

After stabbing myself in the hands with pins several dozen times, I got it finished without bleeding all over it!

Pinterest And Pyjamas by Feminist Cupcakes
Maybe I should have picked up the fabric scraps from the floor before I took a photo.

Pinterest And Pyjamas by Feminist Cupcakes

I don't know how well it shows in these pictures but I did have some problems with the armpits and the neckline is a little wide, but it isn't a problem on this top as Jack hates having tight neck holes pulled over his head.

I think overall this was a success. I'm very proud of myself for managing to make something wearable on my first try, and most importantly Jack loves them.

Pinterest And Pyjamas by Feminist Cupcakes
I cropped his head out intentionally. I'm not that bad with a camera.


  1. You don't know how to sew, and you made this!?! I am very impressed!

    1. Haha, thanks! I'm very pleased with how well it turned out!

  2. They are adorable, I love the pattern! :)