Sew Family Jammies – Pajamas For Dad

Hey y’all! I’m back with an extra special post for the Sew Family Jammies Blog Tour. Today I’ll be talking about the pajamas I made for my dad. Admittedly, I had grand plans of making pajamas for several members of my family. I only got to finish one item, but I’m completely okay with that.

Let me start off by saying this is the first time I’ve made a garment specifically for someone else. That alone made this project both terrifying and exciting at the same time. I decided to make something for my dad because I’d promised him a handmade garment a while back, and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to make good on that promise.

My dad tends to be cold pretty much throughout winter. He ends up layering clothing to keep warm, even when he sleeps. I decided to add another cozy layer to his winter wardrobe. I made the Finlayson Sweater from Thread Theory. I wanted to make pajamas that kept him warm and doubled as a casual layer for the rest of the day. I made the Finlayson in a Medium and I used this incredibly soft bamboo/cotton sweat shirting I picked up last year from Imagine Gnats. This fabric was the best choice for ultimate coziness and the color really looks great on him. I’d love to try a French terry or sweater knit for the next version just to see how it drapes.

This pattern was easy to make and the instructions were clear. I would definitely make it again, and might possibly go up one size to allow for additional layers underneath. My dad’s favorite feature of the Finlayson is the collar detail. It adds some style and warmth to the garment. This sweater was definitely a success and I think my dad might trust me to make him more garments in the future. I’d like to try some pajama pants next year to make an entire lounge set. Who knows, I might even make some pajamas for the whole family. Until then, I will hand out vouchers to my family that are good for one handmade item in 2020.

Do you sew matching jammies for anyone in your life? Have you made pajamas as gifts? Are you planning on panic sewing several pairs of jammies for the holiday season? Whether you decide to make pajamas for the entire family, or sew something for yourself, you should check out the posts for the rest of the Sew Family Jammies Blog Tour this month! The schedule is below and Emily is up next!

December 2  Teri // Fa Sew La

December 4  Sierra // Seams Like Sierra

December 6  Emily // Replicate then Deviate

December 10  Heidi // Handmade Frenzy

December 11  Sharon // Sweet Mama Life

December 12  Carrie // Beri Bee Designs

December 13  Katie // KatieKortman.com

December 16  Melissa // A HAPPY STITCH

December 17  Taish // Blooming Skies

December 18  Leanne // Thready For It

December 19  Laurie // Make It Sew with The Bear And Pea Atelier

December 20  Brooke // Idle Sunshine

December 21  Marissa // Sew Help Me

December 23  Lara // Handmade by Lara Liz

December 24  Kelly // Petite Stitchery

December 25  Jess // Broad In The Seams

December 26  Victoria // Victoria Beppler

December 27  Heather // Heather Handmade

December 28  Sylvia // The Ravel Out

December 30  Victoria // Victoria Lucille Anne

December 31  Teronia // Sew Haute Blog