The boy has been growing like a weed, and all of his pajamas leave his wrists and ankles (and sometimes his belly button) hanging out. I've been putting off getting him new ones, because he is shifting into big boy territory, and a lot of the brands I like start making only loose pajama pants for kids his size, whereas I still like to put him in cute matching sets. PLUS, pajamas get much more expensive past size 5T, AND it's near impossible to find them on clearance. And I know that pajamas aren't that hard to make, but I have had trouble finding the time since I've been doing craft shows for the first time. But, like most things I make for the boy, once I got around to it I couldn't believe I waited so long.
He's worn these jammies practically every night that they aren't in the wash. I got the striped knit from Girl Charlee, and it's really soft and stretchy. I love this style of pants, because he likes a looser fit now that he's getting bigger, but the cuffs at the bottom allow me to leave a little extra length so that he doesn't grow out of them so quickly while keeping the bottom snug so he's not stepping on them all the time.
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amazing gymnastic action.
The pants, I just based off of the one pair of pj pants he has that fit. I made the legs slightly wider than your typical little-kid snug fit pj's, and added a little extra length, then made the cuffs from the same rib knit I used for the body of the shirt. I used this method to put in the elastic waist, except that I do add a topstitched seam at the bottom of the elastic because I actually like the look of it.
I have some seriously cute reindeer fair-isle printed jersey that I'm going to make Christmas pj's out of soon. I'll use this same pattern for The Boy, and Little Sister has requested a long-sleeved nightgown. They are going to be so stinking cute, I can't wait!