I think this has been the longest blog hiatus ever, but such is life. Hello!

Last weekend I was able to whip up some flannel pajama pants for my little monkeys in a couple of hours, thanks to their help. The older monkey helped me with the cutting and sewing, while the toddler monkey took a big nap. The latter was probably the most helpful!

Flannel pajama pants

I didn’t have a pattern (I wish I had, it would have been even faster), so I traced some pajama pants of Alice’s. This would have worked perfectly, except I forgot to account for seam allowances, and I made the waist area too narrow. It’s hard to trace pants without taking them apart. So they came out way too small, which made me glad I had started with her size. Those first pants became James’, and I learned from my mistake to make hers the right size. When James woke up, I tried his on him, but they were a bit tight in the diaper area. They looked like 70s disco pajamas. So I opened up the back seam and added an insert of fabric into the seat. Now they fit, and look cute to boot.

More pants

The fabric I used is a Sarah Jane flannel print that I got on sale online. They’re so cute in their matching pajamas, and they were both thrilled.


Jason says they look like nurses in scrubs, but it’s still cute.


If anyone knows of a good, simple pajama pattern, please share. I’d like to make more, but I’d rather not have to wing it so much next time.