I decided to take a plunge, and make my daughter pajamas as part of her Christmas gift. I thought, I want them to be springy, because I like those colors best, and that way I can make them a bit bigger to fit just about the time I'd need to buy the next size jammies. (Ignore the strings in the pics, I'm not done so I haven't cut all the strings!) But I need your help, so keep reading!!
I am only part way done - I need to sew sleeves on. Which is why I'm posting an incomplete tutorial - help! Any advice on sleeve sewing?? I have only done it once and it was a huge fail! Any tips are welcome.
Here are the jammies minus sleeves. I used Brown Paper Packages tutorial on making leggings, with a few modifications. I added a drawstring to mine (I still have to put buttons or beads on the ends of the strings) and I added ruffles to the bottom. I made them from a tshirt I bought at Target for $2.50.
I had this scrap fabric at home with a paisley/flower print that matched the pink of the pants, so I used that to make the top. With a zig zag stitch around the neck and bottom hem, there is enough stretch to fit a growing girl. I added ruffles to the color, but I definitely need to add sleeves. Cap sleeves or 3/4 length sleeves. Suggestions are welcome/appreciated/adored/treasured!
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