I had a length of flannel with construction stuff all over it, purchased at a thrift store for $2 for this very purpose. I added 4" to the length in the pattern so hopefully the pajamas will grow with him. I used bias tape (like last time) to finish the cuffs to make them look nicer when they're turned up.
|Good morning, G! in your thrifted rosebud long johns|
Because of the length, I decided to add another button, but I only had 4 blue buttons. So I took a little orphan gold star button (left from this dress) and used it as the top button.
It's been my shopping experience that children's pajamas are not cheap or cute (see Genevieve wearing her exception above). I'm pleased with these jammies because they are inexpensive and nice. Ben is pleased because I made them and they're covered in trucks and traffic cones.
The first morning after he wore his new pajamas to bed, I asked him if he had any dreams, which is a mild morning conversation starter around here. Ben said yes, he had dreams about trucks. "And those dreams were noisy, Mom!" But he was grinning.