Today we held a pajama party in honor of Sew, Mama, Sew's September Pajama Party Sew Along. I spent my "free time" this week making the kids new pjs for the winter. I bought the material over a month ago but I got caught up in other projects. The kids picked the material, of course. Since I finished the pjs today and the kids were in need of a quiet day after a very busy week, I told them that they could have a "pajama party." It consisted of changing into their new pjs at noon on Sunday, having quiet time in their new pjs, having a short, Mommy sanctioned pillow fight, and watching "Robin Hood" with popcorn. They were in heaven.
The boy's pajamas on the left were made using Simplicity 2771 Child's/Teens' size S which I would say translated into a size 6/7. It was an easy, straight forward pattern that had a few nice details like the pocket, sleeve bands and optional piping. The material my son chose makes me laugh. It has sharks wearing snorkels all over it.
The girl's nightgown was made using McCall's Easy Stitch'n Save M5355. I modified this pattern over the summer to make a sleeveless nightgown. This time, I followed the pattern and made the long sleeves. I really like this pattern. It is simple and perfect for sleeping. There are no fasteners of any kind, given the neckline. It just pulls on over the head. The sleeves are so traditional with the gathered top and elastic forming a ruffle at the wrist. The bottom dips in the front and back which looks cute and is sort of unique. I made her nightgown a little on the large size because she does not like to be restricted by her clothing at all, but short enough so she doesn't trip going up and down the stairs. It was made a size 5, but the length was closer to a size 3. I have some more flannel waiting to make a final pair of girl's pjs. I will use the same pattern but might make the pants and top version for variety.