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Monday, 4 April 2016

Pyjamas for a Little Girl

The latest request for Toddler I was for pyjamas, so I started with my usual research and hunt for free patterns. I quickly decided what I wanted to do for my first pair of PJs, for a 2 year old girl. I ended up with two patterns, one for the pyjama bottoms, and one for the top.

I liked the idea of a wrap-over top, a kind of kimono top, and I also wanted to make both top and bottoms reversible. I used three fabrics in all. One face is all alphabet fabric. 
The other way out, (in the first picture above) the body of the top is teddy bear fabric, and so are the trouser borders, while the fabric for the sleeves and main part of the trousers is a plain toning fabric in bright pink.

Below, I'll talk about the two patterns I used to make these, and describe how I made them, with any little wrinkles and tips I picked up on the way.