Oliver + S Sleepover Pyjamas

Oliver + S Sleepover Pyjamas

Oliver + S Sleepover Pyjamas

So, I can never make just one of anything. I am the same way with shopping for books: if I just get one, it will be ever so lonely on the shelf! As I was determining how best to make Ninjamas for my nephew on his fifth birthday, I found the adorable Planet Buzz line of fabric by Maude Asbury, that went well with this pyjama pattern, and decided that he also needed some Astrojams (Space Jam was already taken!).

This is Maude Asbury's Planet Buzz: Galaxy in navy.

This is Maude Asbury’s Planet Buzz: Galaxy in navy.

As with the Ninjamas, this fabric was purchased from Hawthorne Threads , an online shop that deals primarily in quilting fabric. This is a great resource, as the shop gets the latest prints very quickly and has an excellent selection. (I really need some of the Ed Emberley fabrics!)

Astrojam pants! I love the cuffs. The plaid is from the same line, Planet Buzz: Apollo in red.

Astrojam pants! I love the cuffs. The plaid is from the same line, Planet Buzz: Apollo in red.

The trim in these pyjama patterns offers a great opportunity to co-ordinate fabrics and make the entire garment a little more interesting. As ever, the instructions are clear and these are an easy and fun project. It was also the second project for which I used the automatic buttonhole foot on my new sewing machine. (I did, however, sew the buttons by hand for security. My hand-sewn buttons never fall off of a garment!)

I don't love these buttons. I didn't have time to get to the button store in the garment district, so had to settle for Fabricland.

I don’t love these buttons. I didn’t have time to get to the button store in the garment district, so had to settle for Fabricland.

The other thing I liked about the fabric was that the print was large enough to allow me some fussy-cutting opportunities for the tunic pockets. After much deliberation, I opted for an astronaut on one and Earth on the other. Some of the other planets simply would not fit nicely into the pocket template.

I fussy cut the pockets to get this astronaut in place.

I fussy-cut the pockets to get this astronaut in place.

Fussy cut Earth pocket.

Fussy-cut Earth pocket. Even Earth is kind of squished in here! The planets on this print are large!

These pyjamas were another project where I could not stop gushing about the cuteness throughout the construction. I am getting better at topstitching, especially on patch pockets. The pockets could be better in terms of their shaping, but overall I am pleased with how these pyjamas turned out. Fun project, fun birthday present!

Happy birthday!

Happy birthday!

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