It's December and like any self-respecting sewing mama that means that I have about 957,342,527 projects looming over my head that I feel the need to finish before Christmas. If you're like me, that list includes new Christmas pjs! My kids KNOW that they get new PJs every Christmas Eve. So, how do we keep our traditions and not loose our minds? Find quick and easy patterns that fit the bill!
EYMM's Riley's Nightgown and Sleep shirt is perfect! It's designed for knit and comes in a shorter nightshirt length or a longer nightgown length (bet you couldn't have guessed that from the name could you?!?!) It has both long and short sleeve options and it includes sizes newborn - 18 in one pattern! (and if you want to match your kiddos be sure and check out the mama version too!)
Now, I've made this several times in knit and I love it. My girls love it. It's just so comfy! This time I wanted to try something a little different though. It gets cold in our house at night. We turn the heat down to 61 degrees usually and then the upstairs gets even colder than that.
So, I decided to try out this pattern in flannel. Super soft. Super cozy. Super WARM. I decided to size up a little bit since I was using something without stretch. My girls are 5 and 8 and wear a solid size 5 and probably close to a 7 (my 8 year old is pretty small.) So I decided to just go for it and I cut the size 7 nightgown length out for both of them with slightly shorter sleeves. The fit is great on both of them. No problems even though I used flannel!
You can see that it's obviously a little shorter on my 8 year old than on the 5 year old but it's still a great length for both of them!
One thing to keep in mind if you decide to use flannel is that you still need something with really good stretch and recovery for the neck binding. I used a nice weight cotton lycra blend.
One last thing that sets this pattern apart is the binding on the bottom hem. It's not just turned under and hemmed, it actually has a facing that you sew on and fold under. I used fleece on the bottom of this two just for added snuggle. The binding helps the nightgown keep it's shape and it's also really great to add a little weight to keep everything where is should be when you used a lighter weight knit.
So are you sold yet? If so be sure and use the code SNUGASABUG to save 30% off your EYMM nightgown purchase until 11:59pm PST on Dec. 11. You can use it on Riley’s Nightgown & Sleep Shirt (girl’s sizes newborn to 18tween), Callie’s Nightgown & Nightshirt (women’s sizes xs-5x), or the bundle of both size ranges.
Also be sure and check out all the other ladies on the All Tucked in for the Holidays tour!!!