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My April Minerva Make – Toddler Liquorice Allsorts Pyjamas

April 28, 2015

This month’s project for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network is a pair of Liquorice Allsorts pyjamas for my son.  I chose Simplicity 1574 – a toddler pyjama pattern for a traditional woven pyjama set (although it does also have options for a t-shirt top, and even a robe!)  I chose the fabric by searching through all the novelty prints and choosing one that wasn’t too cutesy or babyish, but still fun, but not so cool that I’d rather make myself a dress out of it.  It might surprise you to learn that I don’t want a Liquorice Allsorts dress, despite my penchant for novelty, so the fabric was safely destined for my son from the word go.

Simplicity 1574

Simplicity 1574

When it came to choosing what size to make him, I was already thinking I might have to go up a size bigger than his age.  He’s not quite two and a half yet, but he’s a 91st-centile baby for both height and weight, so when I measured him I wasn’t surprised to find I’d need to cut him the age 3 size!  The pyjama bottoms have turned out a teeny bit long, but I’m pretty sure it won’t be long before he’s grown taller again, so I’m leaving them as they are.

Morning pose

Morning pose

The pattern came together really easily.  The construction of the shirt top is well designed, and the pyjama bottoms are easy peasy to sew.  I’ll definitely be making him some Christmas pyjamas using this pattern!

My little sweetie...haha

My little sweetie…haha

The insides are all overlocked.  I could have faffed around with enclosed seams, but as this was my first major sew since February I just didn’t have the patience to make it unecessarily complicated.

Milk and muslin before bed

Milk and muslin before bed

When I presented him with the pyjamas, I also bought him a packet of Liquorice Allsorts and we had fun matching the sweets to the pyjamas.  Us teachers have to make everything educational, you know.

In bed

In bed

So there you have it – a very tasty pair of pyjamas!  Thank you to Minerva for sending me all the supplies I needed for this project!

I want to leave you with a pointless, non-sewing related question: which is your favourite Liquorice Allsort?  I like the blue and pink bobbly ones.  I’m pretty sure that’s the technical term for them.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. clare permalink
    April 28, 2015 9:08 am

    My favorite are the pink or yellow round ones with the licorice in the middle fab pjs fab model too!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      April 28, 2015 9:52 am

      Those ones are good. They are my husband’s favourite ☺

  2. stitchedupsam permalink
    April 28, 2015 12:09 pm

    I like the pink and blue bobbly ones too. What fab pyjamas, as you say they are fun but not too babyish. I bet he loves them.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      April 28, 2015 12:11 pm

      He does like them, yes!

  3. April 28, 2015 2:30 pm

    So cute! And the pajamas are great too. 😉 I miss the days when I would make my eldest pajamas, but now he doesn’t wear them. 😦 I have a little though, so maybe he’ll want pajamas that mommy made when he gets a little older.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      April 28, 2015 2:33 pm

      I didn’t think you could ever grow out of pyjamas!!

  4. April 28, 2015 5:15 pm

    What brilliant jammies!! And your model is so cute! I’m glad he loves them, but what’s not to love about liquorice allsorts pjs?! I love the pink and blue bobbly ones too, oh, and the yellow and pink ones as well. Mmm…

  5. April 28, 2015 5:38 pm

    Super cute! Love the fabric. Could almost make bedtimes fun? 😉

  6. April 28, 2015 9:29 pm

    sooooo cute!

  7. April 28, 2015 10:36 pm

    So cute…obviously a natural model… the PJ’s are pretty damn good too

  8. naehconnection permalink
    May 11, 2015 10:19 am

    Well, I hate liquorice. That taste just isn’t my thing. however, liquorice pjs? Yes, please! Your son looks seriously amazing in this! Best pj ever!

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