Welcome to day one of the Peekaboo Pattern Shop Holiday Tour!
I was so excited to get to review the Lil’ Long Johns pattern from Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop. You know those outfits that you put your kids in that just melt you? This is one of those.
[The baby blues might have a little bit to do with the melting, too…]
These jammies are one-piece from top to bottom. With a button placket at the top and an optional snap closure for easy diaper changes.
But since the pattern goes up to size eight [eight! so awesome!], the pattern gives directions for how to make them without the snaps.
I made these from an XXL men’s clearance T-shirt. My plan was to make matching ones for my other kiddos [and I still hope to!], but apparently my prego brain cannot read patterns correctly, and I cut the fabric incorrectly… twice. No fault in the pattern – just blame the baby mama!
Also? Vintage green buttons. Love.
And a blurry picture of the cutest baby bum ever. Eek! So cute!
I’d say that the Lil’ Long Johns pattern falls in the intermediate sewing category. If you’ve done some clothing construction before, you can definitely handle this pattern. And while using a serger would make it faster, you could totally use a regular machine to sew this up. The pattern includes pictures and descriptions to help you follow the directions, which are super helpful. [as long as you don’t have baby-brain taking away your ability to cut fabric correctly..]
Overall, I was really impressed with this pattern. I will definitely be sewing more of these jammies for all my boys!
But what’s a super awesome pattern tour without a super awesome giveaway? Amy of Naptime Crafters and Peek-a-boo Patterns is giving away ALL of her patterns that are in the Holiday Pattern Tour! One lucky winner gets every.single.one. Eek!
You can enter the amazing giveaway at Naptime Crafters by clicking here! [seriously, go do it!]
And if you don’t win, or if you just can’t wait to find out if you won, today is the last day of Peek-a-boo Patterns big sale. And you can get 25% off all week with code: hohoho
And be sure to check out all the other fantastic ladies who are also on tour [I said it like that so I could sound kinda rockstar-ish. Not sure it worked.]
The Sewing Loft
If Only They Would Nap [oh hey, you’re here!]
Nap Time Crafters
Sew Country Chick
Sewing Mama RaeAnna
Sew a Straight Line
Sumo’s Sweet Stuff