I have been sewing pyjamas. It began before Christmas, when the weather got hot. The girl child had no warm-weather pyjamas and was sleeping in short sleeved onesies. The boy child had one pair of short pyjamas that still fit from last year, but that is not enough.
I went to the shops and found (a) $40 pyjamas with tasteful prints in nice cotton or (b) $15 poly cotton pyjamas decorated with Buzz Lightyear and spangly princesses. I bought neither. I did, however, buy a pile of plain cotton t-shirts that were on sale. There wasn't the full range of sizes and colours so I just picked three for each child in whatever colours were available in their size, and then came home and picked fabrics that matched from the stash to make shorts. Ali got orange, blue and charcoal t-shirts, and shorts with lions, sea creatures and polar bears. I used the Bedtime Story pyjama pants pattern in Size 6, but short-length.
(I sewed a square of fabric on each t-shirt so they didn't get mixed up with the regular t-shirts)
Milla got aqua, coral pink and purple, and shorts with houses, abstract circles, and some purple flowers which haven't been photographed because they're in the wash.
I also made her a pair of pyjamas to match these ones I made Ali a year ago, from some cotton/linen Japanese fabric I found at Spotlight. I don't have the Bedtime Story pyjama pattern in the smaller size, so I made her shorts from the Oliver + S Puppet Show pattern (Size 2, with some width and length added. I got a shock when I realised this pattern only goes up to 24 months!) and the kimono top from the Habitual pattern (size 4, bit shorter, and with shorter sleeves because I was running out of fabric).
You can kind of tell from these photos that I like polka dots, can't you? This is Milla's single bed in her room (which used to be Ali's, but he now has bunks)... we still have the cot set up as well and are gradually transitioning her in to the bed. I'm looking forward to when we can dismantle the cot though, and make a bit more room.
It feels good to get some sewing done, and especially since I didn't buy any new fabrics for this. And pyjamas are a great way to use up prints that are too bright for daytime clothes.