|Simplicity pattern 2831 found here. Screen shot of Wendy Darling via Wikipedia.|
Sadly, all that went out the window when one of Emily's school mates showed up for pajama day in a pair paisley satin pajamas with long sleeves, a knee-length top, and pants. Apparently she looked just darling and Emily had to have similar PJs. HAD. TO.
I relented without much arm twisting because, why not? I got to sew something, Emily got new pajamas. We all win.
We trucked off to Jo-Ann's so Emily could choose fabric under strict orders to avoid anything slippery or stretchy. I'm still rather novice after all. In the clearance section she found this super soft, vibrant plaid:
Doesn't it just look like Emily?
After three weeks or so, Em's old-fashioned plaid pajamas are finally finished,and I learned quite a bit.
- Plaid is really, really hard to match up. I did all sorts of turning and measuring, but still did not manage to make the pattern flow consistently from front to back or top to bottom.
- This crazy fabric was actually two different pieces of gauzy fabric tacked together intermittently. Ack!
- Emily can make any article of clothing look adorable.
Oh Emily. Preciously, precociously, plaidly Emily.