Thursday, 15 December 2011

Lily's Pyjamas?

Not content with making pillows, stealing my stash, monopolising my machine and making a mess in my sewing room, one of my twin daughters has now asked to learn to make clothes.  It seemed like PJ bottoms would be a good place to start so we bought this pattern.

And then we strolled together down the Flannel Aisles of the Fat Quarter Shop torn between monkeys:


the Grinch:


And some other De Seuss flannels:




And finally settling on this one.


And twisting my arm to get this one too. 


All excited and gleeful about this flannel PJ mum-daughter sewing thing going on, I asked her twin sister if she'd like to choose some flannels to make PJ bottoms too.    Not really she said.  She'd prefer shop bought.  That told me.  But just to warn you, Lily's Quilts may become Lily's Pyjamas for a short period.  

25 comments:

  1. Heehee! :) I bought my first sewing machine almost 2 years ago and my first sewing project (aka: disaster) was pajama bottoms! YIKES! I switched very fast from clothes over to quilting, and found quilting much easier! However, you are WAY more experienced than I am, so this should be a piece of cake for ya. :) I love the fabric choices!

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  2. Fun! A simple gathered skirt is a great starting project too. I think that was my first clothing project when I was a kid.

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  3. My first attempt at sewing was a night dress. Well lets just say that it didn't all go to plan. I was only 12 though and I did try to do it on my own. Being dyslexic probably didn't help as I didn't read the instructions.
    Have fun hope your daughter enjoys.

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  4. I love the idea of the two of you strolling down the aisles of FQS!!

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  5. Great Fabrics. Love the idea of PJ's been working on some for DH this morning. LOL, before reading your post. Is another sewing machine by change in the works for those girls?

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  6. Lucky you! I'm so jealous--no daughters or granddaughters.

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  7. I think that's wonderful! I wish all little girls wanted to learn to sew!!

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  8. Oh, I can hardly wait! I'm such a bad mom-quilter. My daughter has been asking me to teach her how to sew so she can make some flannel boxer shorts for sleeping. We even have adorable dachshund print flannel AND the pattern, but I keep putting it off....I am so protective of my sewing time. Bad mom. Bad mom!

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  9. oh how fun! it sounds like a fun children's bedtime book. "lily's pajamas"!

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  10. In no time flat, she'll probably be just as talented as her MOM!!!

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  11. We all had to start somewhere, and pyjamas seems an excellent place to start!
    Maybe her sister will be inspired by something else!

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  12. I bet twin sister is jealous when they are done!! I'm just waiting until one of the granddaughters expresses some interest...

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  13. Okay. I need a daughter. Super quick.

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  14. Hee hee, wonder how long it will be before twin 2 wants twin 1's jammie bottoms...

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  15. And which one is for you!???

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  16. I love making pjs--especially flannel ones! So comfy, and quick!

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  17. love those fabrics .. I need to make some pjs too!

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  18. Those are great fabrics for PJs.

    My very first sewing project with a sewing machine was sewing lace onto a rectangle that I had tie-dyed myself to make a table runner.

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  19. What a super idea - and it's amazing how even twins can have such distinctive tastes ;o)

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  20. oh wow, Dr Seuss pjs have to be the coolest EVER. Amy, I can't wait to see them and may get you to make me some in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXL if you have a room big enough to get the sewing done.

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  21. Oh I forgot, I lost a stone. Make that XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXL then.

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  22. Pajama bottoms can be addicting! They are such fun and so easy - perfect for a beginner.

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  23. I can't wait to see how they turn out, I may have to get my dress making patterns out and see if I have any jim jam patterns for grown ups...tempting!

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