Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Howoooooo! The Wolf Jammies
* The pattern is Simplicity 2771, a classic uni-sex design that comes with sizes from size four child to size extra large adult. I call that a good value at the sale price of 99 cents! This is the size small, 6-8. which I lengthened one inch on the top and 3 inches for the legs to accommodate my tall, lanky young man.
* The fabric is 100% cotton flannel purchased on our local Native American reservation. It is a great place to find fabrics depicting animals and nature and the quality there is always very good.
* I made some changes. Most seams, once again, were stitched, serged, and double topstitched in a "mock" flat fell seam. This pattern specifies piping and I used a dark grey poly for that, making my own. I did the facing band a little differently as well. In this pic you can see the collar band, shoulder seam and armscye.
I am really happier with the finished product than I expected to be. I attribute this all to the fine quality flannel which was a pleasure to sew and makes a beautiful finished pajama. Are those wolves staring you down or what? I recommend the pattern with the advice to just pay close attention to attaching the outer collar band Now it is time to make jammies for the other three but they will be here in October and will go to pick out the fabric with Grandma Bunbun.....Bunny