Hello! And thanks for stopping by! This past week and a half has been full of so much sewing and I’ve been bursting to share my creations with you. Project Run & Play has been such a wonderful challenge and so much fun! Week one’s challenge was to create children’s clothing inspired by Pokemon.
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My Pokemon-inspired creation is a pajama set – pants, shirt, sweatshirt, and a pokeball pajama keeper. You can read all about the inspiration behind the outfit at Project Run & Play. Here I’d like to share some more pictures and details.
For the pajama shirt, I used the Streamline Tee from New Horizons Designs. I used a sturdy interlock for the shirt and cuffs and a rib knit for the neckband. I really love this pattern – while it may be just a simple raglan, there is such wonderful attention to detail in the pattern. The sleeves are not cut on the fold and the fit is spot on with the size chart. I used heat transfer vinyl to add the message “Gotta Catch Some ZZZ’s” – so fun!
For the pajama pants, I used the Moto Maxx pattern from Love Notions. I used an anti-pill fleece to make them all warm and cozy. The red interlock and white fleece add colorful accents inspired by the coloring of a pokeball. I love this style as an alternative to baggy pajama pants – comfy and easy to move in. They’re perfect for the little guy who loves to slip outside for one last thing right before bedtime but doesn’t want to be spotted in his pajamas!
Speaking of not being spotted in pajamas, a warm and cozy sweatshirt is the perfect alternative to a bathrobe! I started with the High Five Hoodie pattern from Peekaboo Pattern Shop and appliqued some Pikachu-inspired stripes and a tail onto the back piece. I cut an extra seam in the hood to accommodate fun ears. The ears are just made with fleece, like the jacket, but they are outlined with black piping and have a piece of stiff interfacing slipped inside to help them stand up. The body of the jacket is lined with interlock and the hood is lined with some gorgeously soft red minky. Between the soft minky and the fun ears, this hood is guaranteed to be put to good use. After sewing up this jacket, I’m wondering if I’ll ever buy my kids a jacket again. Handmade ones allow for so much fun creativity and fabric combinations!
As an added bonus, I made a pokeball pajama keeper. Zipped up, it looks like a pokeball pillow. BUT, open the hidden zipper and there is the perfect compartment to store anything from pajamas to treasures! A tutorial on how to make this pokeball pajama keeper will be coming soon! Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram so you don’t miss an update!
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