Monday, December 3, 2012

Pajama Rama! Christmas Pajamas {Free PDF Pattern}

 Ok guys it's here! Something I have been working on for quite some time, but finally everything came together (except my two clown models who thought they were sooo funny showing off their pj's) It's the last free pattern of the year! What better than to have some Christmas Pajamas? We have been having a Pajama-Rama around here over the past 5 weeks I have made each kid 4 pairs, and still have some cut and ready to sew, (although I doubt they will be finished before the arrival of this baby)
So to share in the Joy of this holiday season, instead of just having you draft your own pattern. (which is easy to do I followed some old worn out hello kitty pajamas for mine :) I have a free pattern for you today!
The pattern is roughly a size 4T. (shown on abbey) She is long in the leg but short in the torso, and pretty lean, so I did make the pattern to fit her, but I would say it is pretty spot on with a 4T. For Jude who wears a 6, I just lengthened everything, made the legs longer and then torso longer and the sleeves longer. They are wearing the same width, so adjusting the pattern should be pretty easy for you. 


Instructions to sew the top are below
(you may recall when I shared simple pajama pants awhile back, the pattern pieces include pants and you can sew them up any of the ways found in the old post) 

 Sewing the Pajama top is easy:
1. Sew front and back top pieces together at shoulders
2. Sew front and back facings together at the shoulders
3. Sew (right sides together) One collar to the neckline of the facing.
 One collar to the neckline of the bodice pieces. To do this start by matching the middle of the collar with the middle of the back and work your way out to both sides. The front will be longer than the collar.  Clip the curve of the neckline and press collars upward
4. With right sides together match up the facing and the bodice pieces sew along the edge.
5. Clip corners, and curves and cut a notch where the collar and bodice meet (careful not to cut through your stitch)


6. Turn facing to inside. Press and top stitch in place.
7. With right sides together add sleeves to arm curves. Add pleats if you use the girl sleeve, skip pleats if you use boy sleeve. 

8. With right sides together sew from sleeve edge to arm pit and then down the side. Then hem the bottom edge up by turning it in twice and sewing in place, and hem sleeve edge by turning it in twice and sewing in place. 

9. Lastly add your buttons and button holes. I actually opted for a single row, but I considered doing a double row (hence the picture)

 Now you have some sweet new Christmas Pajamas. For the ones Jude is wearing in these pictures I also added a chest pocket but simply cutting a square and sewing it on, with an added applique of the pirate ship. I also used a contrast fabric for the facing just for fun. Abbey's got a little ribbon bow at the ankle, which is hard to see in most the pictures but it was a fun little detail.
 Both kids were pleased as punch to get a stack of new pajamas. Something they normally open on Christmas eve, but this year it cam early :)
Enjoy making some cozy Pajamas!

36 comments:

  1. You are amazing! And how cute are your kiddos...love the jammies!

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  2. Very fun! I'm impressed that you are still sewing and pattern designing with baby girl due any day! Thanks for the free pattern! :)

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  3. Awesome (and so excited that you included a 4t pattern, which my daughter happens to be in :) Thank you so much for the great pattern!
    -Jen

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  4. Your kids are so cute and hilarious!! Thanks for the fun pattern.

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  5. I've been looking for this for weeks (not that I couldn't have bought many others ;op)... of course now I have to figure out how to size down the size 4 to a 2T ;o) You are amazing... you are going to see quite a few of your tutorials being used by me when I make baby girl's spring wardrobe!

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  6. your house looks awesome! thanks for the free pattern, i love the buttons!

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  7. So great! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. Yay! I planned on doing mine tomorrow, so this couldn't have come at a better time. Thanks for all your hard work. :) It helps those of us who have never drafted our own pattern before... and are scared to do it. :)

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  9. Вдохновляюсь вашими работами.Вы умница!!!

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  10. I've included your awesome tutorial on my blog: www.love-jujubeancreations.blogspot.com

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  11. I printed out your pattern today and tried to get started but I can't seem to find the shirt facings in the pattern pieces. Am I missing them somewhere? Please let me know where to find them or if I need to create my own somehow. I am excited to try making some. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern.

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    1. The facing is shown on the pattern pieces with different colored lines, you will have to trace the pattern or cut the facings last.

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    2. Duh! Now I see where you explained all that on the pattern. Sorry for being the slacker who didn't read all the instructions first. Thanks again.

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  12. About how many yards does it take to make them

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    1. I used 1 1/2 yards total for the size 4T (since it could be used any direction) For Jude's (about a 6) I used 2 yards, and some scraps of another fabric for the facing. If you are using fabric that can only be used one direction I would recommend 2 yards for the 4T even. Most the tops I cut out of one direction prints took most of a whole yard and then I could get the pants out of the remaining yard.

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  13. Just wanted to say thank you again for this pattern. I have made a size 5, 6, two 2 and from the pattern guide paper with a little altering I make 2 matching jammies for my girls 14 in Disney princess dolls. So thank you thank you thank you

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  14. Excellent tutorial post about pajamas making. :) Thank you so much for this, so far I have a lot of free time in my hands and this is probably the best that I can spend them as of now. These pajamas australia are just amazing!

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  15. So lovely. How do you adjust the patern from 4T to 3T. I love to try it.
    Ina

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  16. I Just love this! Is it possible to make the pattern in other sizes?

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  20. Hi I've read, re-read the instructions and cut the facing pieces twice and I'm still not doing something right. I'm new to sewing and it just doesn't make sense to me. Please help!

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  21. I am also having trouble with the facings. I see the different lines on the Pajama Top front and back piece, but it just isn't making sense to me. Do I cut with the red line as the far left or the far right part of the facing? Can I make the top without facings?

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    1. I am (was?) having the same problem. I think that the front facing is the blue to the red line, and the back facing is the green to the black line.
      You pretty much do need the facings otherwise you have nearly raw edges where you sew on the buttons and make buttonholes. If you look at the steps on her page, step 2 is sewing the facings together, and based on that photo I've deduced what I wrote above.

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    2. I'm confused with the facings too. I'm not quite getting cuts like the picture. I'm not sure HOW/WHERE to cut. :/

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    3. Glad I'm not the only one struggling with the facing... too bad the directions and pattern were not more clear. Thanks for the suggestion Anne. That seems to make sense looking at what you described. Looks like I will have to recut the facings because mine do not look like the picture in step 2 either. :(

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  23. I love love love your post. Had purchased few patterns before but never realized you had such a cute pattern for free! will definitely try it out soon. Thanks again!

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  24. Hi! I have managed to complete the pajama for my little boy, he was so happy! (And mommy too... Thanks!) i posted it here http://funwithlittleones.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-1st-christmas-pajamas.html

    However, my version seem different from the original as posted here coz I could not figured out the facing (step2-3), so I had to make some changes to complete the project.i wish i have better luck when making the 2nd one for my little girl...

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