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