So, with the weather starting to change I thought I should get stuck into some winter pajamas for Emma, and luckily my Make it Perfect book by Toni Coward has a great pattern! You can take a look at this book here.
I'm in two minds about the result. I've never sewn stretch material before, but I had this piece already in the stash and thought it was perfect, and so gave it a go. I also had a long sleeve white t-shirt from Target that I picked up for $3, again perfect for pajamas. So here they are...
Sewing stretch is much harder than I thought, and even after putting these together I'm still not sure I have it right. The t-shirt is a bit puckered, and I'm worried the stitching on the seams of the pants won't hold. More investigation (and of course practice :) is needed!
And a picture in action! Emma was not a particularly willing model today - its SO hot that wearing winter pjs around for a little while didn't interest her one little bit (not that I can blame her). But I did get one good shot!
They are a bit big yet - but as there are a few months yet till winter I wanted to give her some growing room. Looking at this photo again - they are just so cute!!!