Not a quilt this time, but snowman pajama pants!
I had bought 4 yards of this flannel over the Internet to back my Yes Mom, I Can Make Snowmen In Texas quilt. But the flannel didn’t work. When I was buying it, I thought the fabric was blue, when in fact it is aqua. Even as a backing, it just looked really off.
I really thought about buying the companion pieces for this flannel and making another rag quilt, but the fabric is getting hard to find (its a Riley Blake 2009 Christmas fabric), I really didn’t need to be spending the money, and the girls needed some Christmas pajamas. So pajamas it was. I used Simplicity 3669 to make these pajama pants because I am a Type A personality and NEED a pattern for sewing clothes.
For whatever reason they don’t seem large enough in the butt for my skinny-minny Julia, but that could be from some fault of mine. Elena’s fit fine, so don’t really know!
I had the full intention to make them pajama tops as well, but knew I was running out of time and energy before Christmas, so I bought these great *plain* long-sleeved pink shirts from Walmart and appliqued on some of the snowmen and trees from the fabric. (Seriously, more stores need to sell cute *plain* shirts for the crafty ones of us out there to decorate as we please — they can be so hard to come by!)
The pajamas are a favorite of the girls, especially because I let them choose which appliques they wanted on their shirts. And with all this Brrrr-COLD weather we’re having here in Austin (shut it! 30 degrees Fahr. is cold anywhere!), they’ve had plenty of nights to wear them. Now to figure out what to do with the remaining 2 yards of the flannel….