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Flower Power

My six-year-old has developed this habit of telling me how cute I look when I wear a particular pair of pajama bottoms. He’s taken to calling them my “cute pajamas” and coos at me every time I wear them. Today, in fact, he nearly forbade me to get dressed because it would mean putting the jammies away for a while.

Silly boy.

So, I finally managed to clean up my creative space today <I need a happy dance icon to put right here – woo hoo!> and can you guess what the first thing I made was?

Matchy Matchy

“Cute pajamas” for the boy.

I gently cautioned him that a floral motif such as this might be considered a bit “girly,” but he was fine with that.  I’m glad he’s not hung-up on gender stereotypes yet, because really, he’s got enough boy-ness in him to counteract any feminine vibes that retro floral print might want to give off.  He’s all boy, even when his bottom is bedecked with flowers.

New pj shorts

It’s so nice to be able to make your kids happy with a small piece of leftover fabric and less than an hour of your time, don’t you think?

If you would like to attempt your own easy pj bottoms for a small person in your life, all you need is about a half yard of appropriate fabric, a bit of elastic, and a tutorial for making bandana pants (I have used Stefani’s in the past, but at this point I have it commited to memory).  Just remember that, unlike bandana pants, the edges of shorts made with cuts of fabric will be raw, and as such the pant legs will need to be hemmed.

I’m thinking that this same method would work for adult-sized pj shorts, if you start with larger squares of material, but I haven’t tried it myself.  Be sure to let me know if you do!

8 thoughts on “Flower Power

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  2. That is too cute – and who can blame him?
    .-= See Suzanne’s latest blog post: Weekly Sewing Update and a Giveaway =-.

    1. Isn’t it a great fabric? It’s from a funky thrifted sheet, and it’s almost gone.

  3. Flowers adorne alot of boys shorts! Think of swim trunks. Look at alot of surfers board shorts. My boys were like this when I made them shorts. They loved picking out their own fabrics. Alas they are in their mid 20’s now & no longer let me make their shorts. But that’s what grandchildren are for!

    1. I had that same thought, about the swim trunks. I’m sure the day is coming when my boys will want nothing to do with my handmade stuff, so I need to take advantage of the opportunity as it arises!

  4. Great PJs. I think with the black shirt your son looks like a cool surfer dude :-).

    Libby
    .-= See Libby’s latest blog post: What a month!!! =-.

    1. Funny, I was thinking the same thing! I like that fabric with black.
      .-= See Lisa’s latest blog post: Seasons change =-.

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