Tuesday, July 29, 2008

matchy matchy


I find it funny when I read about bloggers who make matchy matchy things and then apologize for it, like it's some sort of bad thing. I made some more w i d e leg lounge pants using the Amy Butler pattern from this book. This time I used fabric from my stash instead of a vintage sheet. I love this fabric so much! I had enough to make a matching pair for my little girl. I LOVE these. so. much.

For my daughter's I used the shorts pattern Butterick B4966 (like shown here), but I added about 7" to the length to make them into pants. (Look at me messing with patterns already!)

I also like these because they are projects that I consider not only useful, but needed. (With the amount of quilting I do, quilts are no longer needed around here...we have plenty.) So I am happy to round out our wardrobes with needed sewing. Like a few others have said, hand made pajamas sure beat what you can buy at the store. I picked up some white T's for my daughter for $3.50 at The Children's Place, and after a few more pairs of bottoms sewn up for her, she will be set for fall pajamas! Woo-hoo.

And no apologies for being matchy matchy here. :)

One more thing...of all the things I thought I would never do, putting up a photo of myself on the internet in my pajamas for the whole world to see is certainly one of them! :)

62 comments:

denitza said...

OMG! So adorable! Love the pants! I don't see anything wrong with matching pants, it's cute!

Mama Urchin said...

Look how big she's getting. Homemade PJs can't be beat. And pink ones are even better :)

Heidijayhawk said...

i wouldn't apologize for how cute those pants are...ever.

syko kajsa said...

You look great in your new pajamas! I can see you all the way to Finland, ha ha :)

Frieda said...

I love your new pajamas. It is even better that they are matchy match. I have finished all my blocks. Now I just need to sew them all together.

Anina said...

Well, it's just a photo of your legs in your pajamas, so it's not so bad!
I was wondering if I could turn that pattern into shorts for myself last night while wearing my long pants.
Is that cotton fabric? It almost looks like cozy flannel. Ooh, another idea for winter.

trashalou said...

Enjoy the matchy matchy while you can - intones the ominous voice of mother with a nearly ten year old!

simplysewn said...

One of my most favorite memories of childhood is having a dress that matched my mom's. Yes, she made them. Actually she made almost all of my clothes growing up and I LOVED it. I'm glad you didn't apologize. You both are darling in your pj's.

Marilia gaspar said...

hi, i need to ask you a tecnical question...
can i quilt without a darning foot? a have a singer 7466.
you are a great teacher!!
Thank you
MarĂ­lia Gaspar
Portugal

Kat - Taylor Made designs said...

what a terrific idea. You both look adorable in your matchy pjs :) You are now inspiring me to make some for myself and davis :)

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

he he - your in your jammies! :) Great project - I made nightgowns for my girls for the summer, I had given them the option of pants but they love dresses for sleeping.

amandasasikirana said...

I want matchy-matchy pants too! It's totally cute!

I got the Amy Butler book too but still don't have the time to make the pants even though that's the only reason I bought the book.

Sweet P said...

Those jammies are adorable! If you hadn't of told me I would never know they were PJs.

Thimbleanna said...

Too Cute! And you definitely shouldn't apologize for the matchy-matchies -- I would have loved to be matchy-matchy with a little girl -- enjoy it while you can!!!

Jacquie said...

pretty risky, posing in pjs...naw! you too look darling together. i bought this book a couple of weeks ago, many marked projects!

a friend to knit with said...

so so adorable, amandajean!
and i felt the same way when i posted a photo like that. but really. they aren't jammies. they are lounge pants! :)

V and Co. said...

oh my i loooooove those!!!!

Farmyard Crafts said...

Super cute pjs!! I think it's cool to have matching stuff!

Amy Jo said...

looks very cute and comfy!!! And A is so precious!

Alice Grace said...

So sweet! So precious! That gorgeous little girl of yours , and cute in her matchy-matchy with Mom pjs! I love it!

My Love is..... said...

I love matching and you guys are so cute!!! Well done.

lera said...

No apologies needed, girl! They look great. I have matching pj bottoms with my girl. You gotta treasure the only girl! :-)

(Isn't "No Apologies" an old 80's band or song? It sounds vaguely familiar, in a very scary way. I could be totally wrong.)

Louise said...

She is so cute! Look at those cheeks. Love the pants, too, of course.

Rae said...

I love your matchy pjs! Very comfy and cute!

Leslie said...

very nice matchy pants. I have the book and pattern to make those pants i just have not been brave enough to tackle the pattern yet. They scare me. So far the only matchy-ness we have going on is for my daughter and her dolls.

Crafty Lady said...

that is just too cute! my mommy and i had a jammie tradition too. very adorable!!

Carol VR said...

Too fun. I just ordered up this book from the library an can't wait to make a pair. Can they be made from the same pattern for both men and women???

sarah, rsm said...

How cute are the two of you! I can see why you love that material!

V and Co. said...

yes i made the quilt in my header...i love your blog i can't wait to start quilting along with you soon! -v

QuiltedSimple said...

How cute! Love the fabric - what a great use for it!
Kris

house on hill road said...

my mom and i had matching nightgowns when i was growing up - you two are super cute!

Becky said...

Too cute! You aren't the only matchy matchy mom. I did sundresses earlier this year for a friend and her 2 little girls. Each got 3 dresses and they all had to match. They got to the lake on weekends and my friend said it makes it much easier to pick her kids out of a crowd since they are all wearing the same thing. Have a great day!

Julie said...

What a great idea. I'm new
to sewing/quilting but I decided that this year I would make all my presents
homemade. Every x-mas I always give flanel pj's to
my family but I think this year I'm going to attempt
to do it myself. TFS
Julie

Amy said...

oh no never any apologies for the cutest matching jammies!

Katherine said...

Love these! I see nothing wrong with matchy matchy especially when it's this cute.

Philigry said...

those are fantastic!

Linda said...

Those are really cute and they look so comfy! I gotta make me some one of these days!

monica said...

gorgeous. I want some. I HAVE to make myself some...

ozjane said...

So cute........and at least there were pants on in the photo!! LOL

Rebekah said...

cute! I love the matchy matchy (in moderation). My coworkers and I were just talking about this phenomenon earlier today :)

carolyn said...

I love the pants and like to call them "Day pants" so I can get away with wearing my PJ's around town.
no apologies necessary...my daughter and her doll always had matching clothes!

Roxanne said...

You two are super cute! Those pants looks so super comfy!! Nice work! I bet little A loves matching her mom. I know Sydney would go crazy for matching PJ's. Might have to get on that!

Marie' said...

And you look great!

Needled Mom said...

Cute pjs. They are definitely much more comfortable than store bought ones. That is the project that I always start the grandkids out making.

sulu-design said...

And I thought I was brave showing my neck and jaw the other day. You in your jammies - awesome!

raining sheep said...

So cute. I would not worry about how things appear because from my view point you both look scrumptious. I love those lounge pants - they look so comfy. I have seen a few bloggers now who have made them and all I can say is I wish I could sew decently.

andsewon said...

Love 'em!!!!! So cute!!

Amy said...

I love the matchy matchy. It reminds me of the 70's when my mom and I had matching red gingham nightgowns!

Tilly said...

I just love your matchy matchy pants....how cute are they? And I love pants for lounging in!

Karen said...

Cute cute cute!!! I love matchy matchy;)

zayasa said...

I love how you and your daughter look. This is inspiring for me. I love this print too!

I think if you add an applique made from the same fabric to your daughter's white t-shirt that would be a awesome set!

Love,
Zayasa

Chara Michele said...

Very cute pj pants! I like the matching :)

Meredith said...

These are adorable...I must make some! Thanks for your comment on my last post...it does feel good to use my stash...it actually feels good just to have a stash to use, which is a first for this newbie!

Annie said...

I'm loving the matchy matchy and there's nothing quite like fab jamie pants. Well done!

Sheree said...

Isn't it fun making things for yourself and your little one to wear!! Can't wait to see more of your sewing work. :)

Sheree

Gail :) said...

My daughter and I have had matching pants since she was born, no apologies here either. She loves it for now, and I Love it too. Yous and your daughter look too cute!

Kristy said...

I'm just catching up so I'm posting a little late, but those are SO super cute! And your daughter is adorable!! I love the fabric you made these in.

pricklypearbloom said...

I'm glad you did, though! Pajamas are just as good as real clothes to me!

Helen said...

So cute! My girl would love it if I made us matching pyjama bottoms - those wide leg amy butler ones are on my to-sew list, so maybe I'll sew some for my daughter at the same time.

Shannon said...

Yeah for matchie matchie:)

What an adorable picture of the two of you. Now on to making the whole family matchie matchie pj's:)

Amy S. said...

such a fun idea! I think I'd like to make some for my kids for christmas. But I do have one question. Do I really have to worry about having flame retardant fabric? Or is it just a precaution they use at the fabric store?

amandajean said...

amy s.,

I don't worry about flame retardant fabric for pj's, I used just plain cotton fabric.

aj