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Seven pairs of pyjamas

December 26, 2015

For Christmas I thought it would be a nice little extra to make pyjamas for some of my family members.  Although I considered making everyone some Christmas-themed pyjamas in matching fabric, I decided that might just be a bit too much, so instead chose fabrics for each person that I thought they would like and that they could wear all year round.  I bought all the fabric from Leon’s in Manchester, except the fabric for my sister-in-law’s pyjama bottoms which I bought from Minerva.

I started with a pyjama set for my son who will be three in January and who loves vehicles of all kinds.  For these I used Simplicity 1574.

Emergency Vehicles pyjamas

Emergency Vehicles pyjamas

I had a small amount of leftover fabric from these, so I made some pyjama bottoms for my nephew.  He will only be three months old at Christmas, but these are size 6 months as it was the smallest pattern I had.  I used Simplicity 1574 again.  I then bought a three pack of long-sleeve baby vests, and added some applique motifs cut from the same fabric as the pyjama bottoms to make a mix and match set.

Baby pyjama set

Baby pyjama set

Next up I made my daughter’s pyjama set in an age 6.  I bought this London-themed fabric because she has been learning about London at school throughout the autumn term, and at half term I took her to London to see the sights, and she loved it.  But when it came to making the pyjamas, I thought that a top and bottoms made from the same fabric might be a bit over the the top, so I raided my stash and found some red fabric with tiny white polka dots which co-ordinated pretty well, so I used that for the pyjama bottoms and the London fabric for the top.  The pattern is New Look 6932.

London-themed pyjama set

London-themed pyjama set

Now the kids’ pyjamas were all done it was time to start on the adults’ pyjama bottoms.  I began with some cowboy print pyjama bottoms for my husband, using Simplicity 2317.  I had to trace the small for these!

Cowboy pyjama bottoms

Cowboy pyjama bottoms

Next was the pyjama bottoms for my brother-in-law.  Now, I don’t know him terribly well but he takes part in a lot of theatre stuff and is often in plays and pantos etc, so I figured I could get away with some novelty pirate fabric!  I used Simplicity 2317 again for these, in a medium this time.

Pirate pyjamas

Pirate pyjama bottoms

For my mother-in-law I chose a fabric with lots of nature-type things on it.  She likes woodlands and woodland creatures and generally being outdoors and gardening and stuff.  She also likes turquoisey colours, so I opted for this fabric.  I was originally planning on using the Tilly Margot pattern for her, but she tried mine on and didn’t like the fit as much as Simplicity 2317, so I went with that pattern again!

Woodland creatures pyjama bottoms

Woodland creatures pyjama bottoms

The final pair of pyjama bottoms to make were for my sister in law, who asked me to make her pyjamas in the same fabric as these Liquorice Allsorts pyjamas I made for my son back in April.  This was the only fabric I didn’t buy from Leon’s – I ordered it from Minerva instead.  I traced her size using the Tilly Margot pyjama pattern and made a matching drawstring fastening.

Liquorice Allsorts pyjama bottoms

Liquorice Allsorts pyjama bottoms

So there you have it – seven pairs of pyjamas.  And if you are wondering – no, I didn’t make any for myself!  I didn’t have time.  I also recently made myself some superhero pyjama bottoms AND I have the holly-print Christmas pyjamas I made for myself last year.

Last year's Christmas pyjamas for myself

Last year’s Christmas pyjamas for myself


Here are the children in their pyjamas on Christmas Eve

  1. December 26, 2015 9:59 pm

    Wow, you have been busy! Love the pocket in your holly pair.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      January 2, 2016 1:36 pm

      The pocket is very useful! I didn’t add pockets to any of the pairs I made this year – totally forgot! Oops!

  2. December 27, 2015 8:53 pm

    Cute PJs! Bet the kids loved them!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      January 2, 2016 1:37 pm

      They did! All recipients seemed to be very happy with them 🙂

  3. January 2, 2016 4:23 pm

    I only made 6 pj’s, but I can nearly relate to your stress of holiday sewing. Why do we do this to ourselves?!?! They look great though, so totally worth your effort. 🙂

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      January 2, 2016 4:30 pm

      It always seems like such a great idea…until you’re on about the third or fourth pair… 😂 Hope yours were gratefully received!

      • January 2, 2016 6:40 pm

        Exactly! By the time you’re putting the buttons on the 3rd one you hate yourself…

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