Thursday, January 7, 2010

Butterick 4910 - Kids Pajamas

My BFF, Kristine of Just Keep Sewing, sent me this pattern a while ago. I finally made it up for my kiddos last week but didn't review it yet. Is it not the cutest??? It's a simple raglan sleeve dress. There are several variations in the envelope including dress with no ruffle, short-sleeved top with shorts, long-sleeved top with pants, and long dress with ruffles. I opted for full ruff-lage because my girls are very girly. The little girl on the left is So Sad because her sister is wearing the pink one which is Her Favorite Color. The one on the left is also the dramatic one. The white dress is a cotton interlock with not much stretch. I added elastic to the sleeves for some sleeve ruffles and I added a pink bow to the front. The bottom is finished with lace. I have never used lace to finish a hem before but it's so freaking easy. I may do that on all hems for the girls. The dress on the right is microfleece with a lace hem and sleeve hems. It also has a decorative "patch" on the front with a little embroidery.


Awwwww. :( She even looks sad in this picture. Pouty lips . . .



Here you can see the embroidery a bit better. This is made from my Font Engine software by Embird. Again, I removed the fill stitches and used the Redwork option on the border.


I used the font Jellodings from www.dafont.com.


Tonight: zippers in skirts! Must refuel with Earl Grey!

16 comments:

kbenco said...

The nighties are gorgeous.The pout is even more gorgeous. May I suggest a bolt of pink flannel? Pink is the colour until 9 in my experience :)

Digs said...

I'd be pouting too, that pink nightie is TDF. Little Miss Poutylips is a fashionista.

KID, MD said...

Love them! I can't wait for my little princess to grow into this one. Your littles are too cute!

gwensews said...

Cute kiddos. The nighties are sweet. I wonder if you dress the twins alike? Maybe next time the pouty one can have a pink dress?

Little Hunting Creek said...

SO cute! She needs more ruffles!

Tracy said...

Can I tell you with two girls both will always want what the other has. Always make two of the same. My sister and I have fought over clothing mom made us our entire lives and we are in our 40's now:) As long as you are making the clothes this will continue.

Kristine said...

Yay!!! BFF is right, girl! I'm so glad you were able to use the pattern and it was received well. I'm also quite honored that the fabric we swapped made your favorites of '09 list! We make a great team...

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Very cute girls and nighties!

Bunny said...

I swear, my sainted grandmother made me the same nightgown! They look adorable.

Marsha said...

Cute nightgowns! I use this pattern a lot too!

ClaireOKC said...

I adore that font. I'm a font-a-holic! They are so totally darling on the nighties!

Kathi said...

Those are so cute!! My twin boys are like that -- one is much more dramatic than the other!!!!!

meredithp said...

Yup, they'll never be happy with the one they have, they'll always want "sissy's". But you knew that already! :-)

I'm going to have to get some of this Earl Grey drug you mention. Although I have so much trouble sleeping already...but it might be just the needed jolt for the AM.

Nishant said...

I wonder if you dress the twins alike? Maybe next time the pouty one can have a pink dress?

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laura said...

I have a picture on my refrigerator of my girls. One has a huge pout going on and one has a smile that could light up a city. They are now 23 and 21 and nothing has changed. Have fun!

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