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