Since moving to Maryland, my parents have become obsessed with the MILLIONS of deer that happily prance around on people’s yards around here. As a joke, I wanted to make them deer sheets for the guest bed. A few weeks before Thanksgiving, JoAnn was having a MASSIVE sale on Flannel and/or I had a 60% off coupon. I scooped up 9 yards of their “Buck Silhouette” fabric <can’t seem to get a link>, and a few yards of the solid black.
Anyway, I made a set of pajamas for my dad and nephews, because, why not have all three of them match!
For my dad and older nephew, I used Simplicity 1504. For my youngest nephew, I used the Lazy Day Pajamas Sewing Pattern, by Blank Slate Patterns. For all three, I used 5/8″ heavy duty snaps from Amazon. I don’t care too much for repairing buttons, so I installed these snaps, as I know these shirts will get a lot of use. I asked my dad how he felt about the snaps vs the buttons and he had no complaints! From now on – snaps it shall be.
Meh, this pattern gets on my nerves, yet, EVERY YEAR I MAKE MY FATHER ONE. He loves the long sleeves and the pocket. I don’t like how crazy large it is where the wrist is. I make him an XL even though he could prob fit into the L. He just likes how it fits – so that is all that matters. I made it for my great aunt once… Let’s just leave that here 😀 HAHA
The kid’s version is a little but more reasonable on the sizing. I cut a size 10/12 for my 12 year old nephew. It fits him great.
I also made my brother-in-law a set of pajamas, but I ran out of time before I could make the bottoms.
Lazy Day Pajamas
These were the easiest pajamas to sew. They are so cute on him. He thought that it was a dressy shirt and tried to convince someone – ANYONE – to take him out of the house, so that he could play! I made him the matching pants and they will be so cute matching their grandpi!
They love their pajamas and I love that they are happy. #winwin