Has anyone else noticed that they make pj's so tight that you literally have to wrestle your little one into them? I know it's for fire safety, but come on! Fitted, sure, but skin tight? No, thanks. I decided to take matters into my own hands and sew Jude some pajamas that fit.
I was thrilled to find this adorable (thick, soft) knit at Joann's. Hooray for cute boy knits! It was a really simple sew. The pants are the sleeping john pattern from Growing Up Sew Liberated (I used the 3T and added a ribbed cuff) and the shirt is a self-drafted raglan (tutorial here) with ribbed cuffs. But I couldn't stop there. Jude lives for pockets and the monsters were too cute.
So I made a tiny stuffed monster with his own little pocket to sleep in.
I'm pleased as punch with how they came out, and they were a very big hit . . . (Warning, we had way to much fun taking pictures, and I struggled to edit)
Here's to sleeping all comfy and cozy!