My fabric has started to take over my sewing room. This is a problem because my sewing room is really the formal dining room in my house, so it’s a very public room! I tend to buy nice fabric and then…hoard it. Yep, I don’t want to use my precious x, y, z fabric because I really just like to look at it?? Hello, I’ll just put that quarter in the therapy jar! Anyway, moving on!
When the Pajama Party Blog Tour came up, I knew I’d love to be a part of it because one thing that I love making out my favorite fabrics is PAJAMA PANTS. Mustaches in organic knit from Birch Fabrics? Check. Custom print mermaids? Check. I do it ALL the time because (hopefully) I’m not going to grow out of my favorite pajama pants! 🙂 I get SO much joy from putting on these pants too. And, seriously, have you sewn a pair from cheap interlock from JoAnn’s and then sewn up the same pattern in something much nicer (like the Birch knits)?? While I love a good sale, I also know that more often than not, I get what I pay for!
So, I started planning all of my pajamas when my 9 year old started showing more interest in actually following a pattern. In the past, she has sewn little bits of scraps together and made clothes and stuffies for her dolls, but she hasn’t really been interested in following a pattern. After being inspired from a picture one of our members posted in the Facebook group that showed a bunch of students sewing up our free pajama pants pattern for their mother’s day gift, I brought up the idea to my daughter and she jumped at it.
The Versatility Tank and Pants (for women and kids) is such a quick pattern! 3 seams and you’re ready to put the elastic (or yoga band) on the pants. It took longer for my daughter to tape the pattern together and cut it out than it did for her to sew it. She picked out a super cute panda print from my stash and a lime green contrast for her yoga band. She was a little nervous with my new serger, so she opted to sit in my lap while I explained everything to her. Today, she was in there making baby doll clothes without any assistance from me! In the end, she was thrilled with her new pajama pants and very proud of doing it by herself. Her new pants led to the other kids picking out fabric. I let the twins “help” by sitting in my lap while I sewed theirs up. They both picked Christmas fabric and then rocked their new pants during daylight hours. (They are beacons of fashion. I don’t dress them!) 🙂 As soon as any of them tried their new pants on, they wouldn’t take them off again to let me hem them!
I implore you to share your love of sewing with your kids, grandkids, neighbors, schoolkids, anyone really. I find sewing to be such a meditative time for me. While my daughter still gets a little stressed out by failing (today the serger cut into the shirt she was working on), she is learning to stick with it and keep trying.
Thanks for taking the time to read! Don’t forget to check out the other stops on the blog tour and enter the giveaways!
Along with today’s daily giveaway (see below!) there is also larger giveaway and a link up happening. Go to today’s post over at Create 3.5 to get the full details on how to link up and to enter the giveaway!
Mabel Madison is offering 20% off with the code JAMMIES. Code expires March 31st!
PhatQuarters is offering 10% off OR FREE shipping to US addresses on orders over 40$ US (with an equivalent discount for international shoppers). Use the code PHAT10 for 10% off OR FREE40 for free shipping to US.
Raspberry Creek Fabrics is offering 15% off with the code PJPARTYTOUR. Good through March 26th!
Tangled Blossoms Designs is offering 10% off with the code PJPARTY. Code expires March 25th!
And now for today’s giveaway!
Today’s prize is sponsored by Serger Pepper and Pollywoggles. You could win 1 pattern of your choice from both shops! Visit Serger Pepper and Pollywoggles to see what they have to offer. The giveaway ends March 23rd at 11:59pm EST. See the Rafflecopter on how to enter! You have up to 8 chances to win! The winner will be chosen March 24th and will have 48 hours to respond to the email before a new winner is chosen.
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Want to win more prizes? Visit Lulu & Celeste tomorrow to see what new prizes will be up for grabs as well as see the previews for tomorrow’s bloggers. You still have time to enter yesterday’s giveaway! Go to Sprouting JubeJube’s post from yesterday to enter the giveaway that ends at 11:59pm EST tonight (March 22nd)!
Missed a stop on the tour? The full schedule is below:
Monday, March 21st
Tuesday, March 22nd
Wednesday, March 23rd
Thursday, March 24th
Friday, March 25th