FOX PJS! // Boys Pajama Pants Pattern + Applique



And a matching shirt! I made this little pajama set for my son and he loves it!

Ann Kelle sent me some of her flannels to try out. I chose these cute foxes, I love the colors in it! The little foxes are so sweet so I made a large applique fox recess raglan to go along with the pants. I just happened to have some perfect knits to match the colors in the flannel. It’s such a soft outfit, I’m really happy with it!

The fox fabric in aqua is from the Urban Zoologie Flannel collection by Ann Kelle. There are lots of other cute animals, too!



So this post has TWO tutorials in it! First, the pajama pants, which are super easy! I have a download for the pattern pieces which fits a size 5. And these work for girls, also! I just happened to make them for my boy.

Second, I included the applique pattern for the fox head. I made this with the long sleeve Recess Raglan! I used towel material for the sides of his face, so he kinda has whiskers.


Aren’t the foxes great? And the colors are just so perfect!



The fox tee is made with ponte de roma from Girl Charlee. It’s really thick and nice, almost like a sweatshirt. Great for winter! I made this as pajamas but I think the fox tee will make it into the daytime rotation also. The blue fabric is also ponte from Girl Charlee. The orange fabric is an old tshirt I had in my fabric stash. The orange is a perfect match to the orange foxes in the pants. Sewing serendipity! And I mentioned before that the white fabric is towel material, it’s from Joanns.



So let’s make some pants!

Boys Pajama Pants Pattern //

3/4 yard flannel
1/4 yard ponte de roma
1″ elastic
5T pattern


Print out the pattern and tape it together. The pieces go together like this:


Cut out 2 fronts and 2 backs, plus 1 waistband and 2 cuffs.



Sew the front pieces together at the front seam.

Sew the back pieces together at the back seam.



Place the front face down on the back piece. Right sides of fabric will be together.

Sew up the pants at the side seams, and at the inseam seams.


Sew the cuff together at the side seam. Fold  in half and sew to bottom of pants with right sides together. Leave about 2″ open and thread the 1″ elastic through. Sew the elastic together and finish the casing.


Repeat with the cuff pieces and you’re done!




Now for the applique!

Fox face applique tutorial //
Recess Raglan
scraps of 3 colors of knit fabric
matching thread for each fabric
knit interfacing
fox applique template

Cut out the following pieces:
1 fox head
2 fox face fur
2 eyes
2 inner ears
1 nose

Fuse knit interfacing to all pieces. Then sew onto front of shirt piece in this order:

Head, face fur, eyes/nose/inner ears.

Use a straight stitch or zig zag stitch around the edges. I found that a walking foot made it much easier to keep the pieces flat and nice.





Then finish up your shirt and you’re done!



Tomorrow I’m sharing photos of my sewing space! See you then!



free LONG SLEEVE pattern for the PENELOPE PEPLUM!


Penelope Peplum with FREE long sleeve pattern

I wanted to give you an early Christmas present today, a FREE sleeve add-on pattern for the Penelope Peplum! This pattern is one of my favorites, I love sewing all the variations, but one thing was missing…a sleeve for cooler weather. So together with the free add-on sleeve pattern, the Penelope Peplum can keep you nice and warm (and oh so cute!) all winter long!

Click here to download!



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The long sleeve pattern works with the Penelope Peplum pattern (which now contains sizes XXS to 3XL!). Just replace the shorter sleeve pattern with this one and you’ve got yourself a new winter staple!

This dress also uses the Penelope Peplum Add-on Pattern, which includes two dress options and a second top option. This is the gathered dress.

Print out the long sleeve pattern (it’s just 4 pages!). Then tape it together like so:



The fabric really makes the dress! I had it hanging in my sewing room for weeks before using it (you may have spotted it on instagram). It’s a thick and heavy ponte de roma, perfect for winter! And the floral! I felt like it deserved a boho styling, so I paired it with a floppy hat, boots, braids and tights. Here is the fabric, you can click the photo below to see/buy/save it.

Stretch Ponte de Roma Knit Floral Black/Pea Green Fabric


So Merry Christmas! I want to see your peplums, especially your long-sleeved ones! Use the hashtag #penelopepeplum OR #seekatesew, or just tag me in your comment or photo on instagram @seekatesew!

Penelope Peplum with FREE long sleeve pattern

Oh and we should talk about this bag! Sew Caroline gave it to me and I loooove it. I love totes. I love puns. And I love sewing. Love love love, they are in her shop if you want one.

Other sources:
Hat: Target
Boots: Blowfish
I’m Sew Fancy Tote: c/o Sew Caroline
Dress: Penelope Peplum with add-on
plus free long sleeve pattern download






Find me on instagram! @seekatesew!



the Penelope Peplum now available in extended sizes! XXS, 2X and 3X


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I’m excited to release the Penelope Peplum in extended sizing today! As you may know, I’m working on extending the sizing of my most popular patterns to fit more women! The Penelope Peplum has 3 new sizes: XXS, 2XL and 3XL, making it the fourth PLUS size pattern available in my shop (Joining the Dreamer, the Icon and the Zippy!).

My good friend here styled this heather beige peplum with pleather jeggings and boots for the winter! I love this look and I especially love how flattering the Penelope Peplum is. It emphasizes your waist and has a flirty silhouette.

The Penelope Peplum + is available in my shop!


oversized faux fur COAT tutorial

My last faux fur post was just too much fun, I couldn’t stop there! I really wanted a white fur coat, fake of course! I was eyeing a real fur coat at an estate sale last summer. I was thinking about it but real fur kinda grosses me out. I love the look of fur in the winter though. And it’s also really warm.

This is instant fancy and as a bonus it is really easy to make! Even with a lining, this coat will only set you back an hour or two. (Plus fur-vaccuuming time.)

DIY oversized faur fur coat
I included a pattern download with this post. It’s a generous fit, so it will accommodate about a S to XL. I used faux fur from Joanns. The funny thing about this coat is that is looks SO fancy, but I spent less than $20 for the whole thing! Maybe even less! I used a lining fabric I already had and that’s all you need!

The tutorial is simple, too! We aren’t setting the sleeves in the round, so it will be EASY and quick!

DIY oversized faur fur coat

DIY faur fur coat

DIY oversized faur fur coat

white faux fur coat

DIY faux fur coat

DIY oversized faur fur coat

lined fur coat with free pattern

I made this bright blue envelope clutch, too! I’ll share the tutorial for it soon. I’m all about easy statement pieces these days I guess. I just love how the cobalt blue looks against the bright white.


DIY envelope clutch

DIY oversized faur fur coat

Fabric/Outfit Sources:
Faux Fur: Joanns
Cobalt Leather Clutch: Tandy Leather (Tutorial coming soon!)
Pants: Forever 21
Shoes: Blowfish

Faux Fur Coat Tutorial//

2 yards faux fur
2 yards lining fabric
printable pattern piece


Print out pattern and tape together as shown below. You’ll have to trim off the excess on the edges of the paper. The pattern will print on 8.5″ by 11″ or A4 paper.



Cut out from fabric: 2 fronts, 1 back (on fold) and 2 sleeves from both the MAIN fabric AND the lining fabric.




Sew the front and back of the coat together at the shoulder seams.


Lay coat with armscye facing you and pin sleeve into armscye. Right sides will be together. Straighten the sleeve and armscye as you go, pin well and sew.




Sew the other sleeve in place also.

Then fold coat over and match the side seams and under sleeve seams.



Repeat this process with the lining.



Turn both lining and outer coat right sides out. Then match them with right sides together. Stuff the sleeves into each other and pin the front, neckline and hem seams.



Stitch around neckline, center front and bottom of the coat. Leave a 5-6″ opening at the bottom back of the coat to turn.


Turn coat through opening and tuck under 1″ of the sleeve hem, catching the lining in it. Topstitch around the sleeves with a matching thread. Machine or hand stitch the 5-6″ opening closed and you’re done!



Now enjoy your fancy, warm coat all winter long!




Don’t Fear the Fabric // Oilcloth + Leather Round-up

Learn to sew confidently with Oilcloth and Leather with this great series from MADE and See Kate Sew! Over 10 simple and useful projects to get you started!

Thanks so much for joining us for Don’t Fear the Fabric: Oilcloth + Leather! I hope you enjoyed all the projects and are feeling more confident about sewing with these two fabrics! Here’s a little round-up of all the posts we did in the last few weeks along with giveaway winners at the end!

Sewing 101// Tips for sewing with leatherHow to Sew with Oilcloth

Sewing 101: 6 Tips for Sewing with Leather
How to Sew with Oilcloth + Mini Project at MADE


Cobalt + Gold Cosmetic Case


Oilcloth Planters at MADE

free skirt pattern

DIY Pleather Circle Skirt



Oilcloth Barstools at MADE


Leather Fringe Cuff Tutorial


Colorful Oilcloth Coasters at MADE

DIY leather pouch
Smashed fabric and leather pouches


No Sew Oilcloth Chain Tutorial


Merry + Bright Banner

Canvas + Leather wall hanging tutorial


The winners of the giveaways are:

Leather Hide Store: Ashley W.

Girl Charlee $25 Gift Cards: Angela & Trudy

If you won, check your email!