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.

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

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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.