I’ve been having too much fun to post very much! It’s been a whirlwind past few days but so nice. I’m pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I won’t be getting more than 6 hours of sleep until Christmas is over and I think I’m OK with that. Santa is almost done with his projects and mommy finished up a big one this weekend. I made my kiddos Christmas jim-jams!!
I found a great tutorial via Pinterest and used it to create some cute PJ bottoms out of fabric we selected at Joann’s. The process is pretty simple and the original author explains it way better than I could. But basically, you use a pair of pants your kid already has as a template for the new ones. You cut out the fabric in two pieces, one for each leg, folded, so the cutting is really easy. The pants are cuffed at the bottom, though she shows an option for making a ruffle too. I wish I’d done Tabby’s with the ruffle, but they were the first pair I did and I was a bit unsure of myself at that point. I also have some fabric for myself and I think there will be plenty leftover to make Tabby a pair from the same so maybe we can both have ruffles on those. Anyhow, they were super easy to make – maybe an hour? Even the first pair which I know I was slower at was pretty quick.
The coordinating tshirts are very similar to the applique tshirts I made them last year at Christmas time. To recap: purchase tshirt, use fusible interfacing to attach design to shirt, sew around edge of design. I had the kids pick what they wanted on their shirts (a shape, their initial, etc.) and then used the remaining PJ fabric to make the appliques. Super super simple and the kids are thrilled with them!