So, this years Christmas gifts were….wait for it……sleepwear for everybody! YIPPEE!!
Pajama bottoms, a matching camisole and nightgowns.
I did not make the jersey t-shirts (I’m still working on inserting sleeves as well as learning to sew with knits), so I bought T-shirts and just embellished them with monkey appliques and matching fabric appliqued on.
The green Jammies set were all based off of the Monkey fabric, so they all coordinated with camouflage patterns, shades of green and monkeys.
I also added coordinating fabric to the hems and waistbands of some of the pajama bottoms as well as to the chest pieces and straps of the nightgowns. And note the blue monkey slippers that match with the blue linen nightgown.
Who doesn’t love monkeys???!!!
19 thoughts on “Sleeping in Style (with Monkeys)”
wow great jammies. What a great job of co ordinating the material.
Thanks! I wanted them to coordinate without being “matchy-matchy”.
A show of hands for whomever frowns upon “matchy-matchy” 🙂
“HAND”. Lol. I like the way you made your pajamas, especially little mr. monkeypants’s monkeypants. 😮
Thanks Barbra. And Yes, LMM steals the show every time 🙂
I like the way you added all the different trims, makes the pajamas look unique. You are already doing a terrific job in your sewing. Keep it up!
Thanks Josie! (I blush with gratitude) 🙂 . I already have projects lined up for the new year, so will have to get them going.
I love the styling, and I can confirm from personal experience that the pyjama pants are very comfortable too. Also the monkeypants pants are apparently designed for running, as the monkey wearing them can’t sit still. Of course, he’s three, but the pants keep up with him!
I suppose that’s the other aspect of clothing design… Yes, the clothes have to look good, but you also need the right fabric and construction so that they feel good too.
Yay! I’m so glad you like your pjs and that they are comfy! And that’s great that the monkeypants are constructed well enough to take on Little Mister Monkepants and his antics. He looks so CUTE in them 🙂
The fit is precise & comfortable & the pattern is suitable for jammies which makes sleeping a joy.
Glad you like them and the fit and pattern. And if sleeping in them is a joy…..then my work here is done! 🙂
I like that technique for making a nightie. I might borrow it one day!
And oh! You have a little boy? (He’s gorgeous by the way, but I bet you knew that 🙂
I have two little nephews and another on the way (YAY!), as well as two older nephews, and my best friend just had a little boy baby and there is sooooo much about sewing for little girls out there, and not much at all for little boys. Quite frustrating.
Hi there, thanks for stopping by! Yes, I wear this nightie all the time, so comfy and looks stylish as well, since it is based on a dress pattern!
Actually that little Monkey pants boy is my nephew!! And, yes, he is gorgeous :). It’s the same for me, there are so many cute girl patterns and RTW clothes as well, and even cute girly fabric to make stuffed animals, dolls, etc. but for little boys…..options are so limited. That’s why I freaked with joy when I found this monkey fabric! Thought it was too cute and suited him so well.
These look great! I like the ruffle you put on. It looks really neat. My ruffles are never that neat. Love it!
Thanks Leila! This was my first ever ruffle attempt and had to make up how to attach it since the pattern called for the lace. Actually, it was also my first ever pattern attempt as I’d just started sewing at Christmas time. That’s why everybody received pajamas since that’s all I knew how to sew, lol.
I wanted to figure out what your headless dad was holding in the photo and got swished over here! How fun, matching Pj’s all around. The cami and pant co-ordinates are really cute fabric. I must PIN that and the monkey and kitten. How cute are they? BTW, what is your dad holding, I still can’t tell. My guess was an English Cucumber, but now I’m not sure.
Heh heh! My headless dad is actually holding a camera case! I gave it to him to hold because he ended up looking a bit ‘lost’ when trying to pose for the picture. And, yes, we are all headless here. This was one of my first blogposts (and some of the first things I’ve ever sewn as well), so I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to show faces on the blog. But, it really is so impersonal, isn’t it? So, as you know, in the later posts, we all have heads now. 🙂