Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Little boy PJ's

I saw this really cute Santa embroidery on Embroidables.com and thought I would have a go at making some pyjamas for some little boys. I haven't done much embroidery even though I have had my machine for about 8 years. I have a Janome MC10000.

The idea was to buy some white tshirts and and make little shorts. I looked high and low and couldn't find any white tshirts without logos. So in desperation I made a tshirt! I used a very old pattern that my sister gave me. I found it in amongst my children patterns in a plastic bag - no pattern envelope! Simplicity 5398 - Stretch and Sew.

I made a size 2 for my grand nephew William.


The old pattern sheet had lots of tips along the way. One of them was to put a bit of ribbon in the back so to be able to tell front from back. I know other bloggers have done this but this is the first time I have seen it mentioned in the pattern sheet.


Here is a close up of the embroidery:


I want to make a couple more but will go and buy some white singlets! I don't want to have to make the tshirts again. The shorts only took about an hour.

Young William enjoyed getting them last night and ran around in them for a while but unfortunately he wasn't very co operative in the photo department.

12 comments:

Sigrid said...

How very cute.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

What a cute outfit.
I love the print :)

Sew Passionista said...

Oh Vicki, that's adorable! I think having an embroiderie machine would be great fun but like you,I probably wouldn't use it much. I'd love to have the means to make personalized tags like Ann Rowley does. Have you seen hers on Stitchers guild?

AllisonC said...

Super cute, love the embroidery and the Santa fabric!

Lindsay T said...

Absolutely adorable. I have to keep reminding myself you're in summer (right?) now and kids can wear lightweight pajamas like these.

paco peralta said...

ahhh ... Vicki, because the shirt was great. now it's hard to find a simple white T-shirt. I love pajamas complete with trousers so nice. best wishes.

Paco

Keely said...

Very cute! No wonder he wanted to wear them immediately. :)

Summerset said...

Super cute! What a fun set for this time of year

MaryPat R said...

Cute jammies! The little ones can be so hard to photograph, can't they?

Tany said...

So sweet!!! The PJ's ara lovely!

Birgitte said...

Super cute- you did an excellent job with the tee as well. And welcome back to embroidery ;)- it's kinda fun isn't it.

Barbara at Cat Fur Studio said...

Too cute!