Sunday, 28 April 2013

Kinda, sorta joining in with KCW: PJ pants

This last week has been the Kid's clothing week challenge (a seasonal challenge where you sew for your kids at least one hour per day.) I’ve joined in two times before, and really pushed myself last time; but I’ve been pretty busy this week (not the least with being 39 weeks pregnant) so I decided to take it easy this time round, not commit to anything and sew if I had a bit of energy and time.

However the whole week I’ve found myself really missing it. Missing not so much the sewing, but the whole KCW community involvement – joining in with flickr pool and browsing to see all the other marvellous things everyone else has made.

Anyway when I heard that Toni-Maree from SewJereli was calling for pattern testers for her PJ pants pattern, I took it as a sign, fate maybe and I leapt at the chance. Besides, as much as I’ve enjoyed sewing baby nursery decorations (including that never-ending quilt) I have to admit that I’ve really been missing sewing clothing for my kids.

It was good getting back into it!


Toni-Maree's pattern is great. I tested the size 2 years for Isabelle’s pants and size 4 for Noah’s. Both my kids are quite small for their age (Noah is 4.5years and Isabelle 2.5) and when I buy or sew for them I often pick these sizes expecting there to be a bit of room for growth (and I often need to turn the cuffs over), so I’d say the fit is bang on.

They were super simple and easy to sew up and I definitely be using this pattern again! Thanks for the opportunity to test it, Toni!

Today is the last day of sewing and I’ve started working on a bubble skirt for Isabelle out of some gorgeous Liberty of London fabric – I hope to finish it tonight, or maybe tomorrow – I’ll see how I go.


Sorta, kinda joining in with …

Jen x


Suz said...


thingsforboys said...

Love the PJ pants and the pic of them up against the cute! KCW is very infectious isn't it?! Glad you joined in!

Roslyn@Sew Delicious said...

Aww they are great! I really wanted to test that pattern but the girls are all good for pjs at the moment. Can't wait to see Isabelle's liberty skirt!

Toni-Maree from Sew Jereli said...

Yay. I love the pants you sewed up :) Thank you soooooo much for testing! I am glad that the fit is good. PJ pants have to be my favourite thing to sew for the kiddos, so easy to whip up a pair, perfect way to get back into Kids Clothes Week :)

clare said...

I see my scraps! CUTE pjs!

Leonie said...

So cute! go you for getting stuck in :)