Blank Slate (affiliate link) just released a new pajama pattern this week, the Sleepover PJs, and we have been testing them out.
Yep, they work great!
The Sleepover PJs can be made in sizes 18 months to 8 years, so we ran the range by making the 18 month, a six, and an eight for my three younger kids. The pattern uses knits and has a looser, comfortable fit. I officially tested the Size Six, and you may notice that the neckline is a little big. Blank Slate brought the top in for the final release, and fixed that so you’ll have a nice, neat head hole now.
My favorite feature is the length of the bottoms. I love that they hit just below the knee, knicker-bocker-style. They’re just cute. And that ribbed-knit cuff makes it so there is no hemming. Yay!
The envelope opening at the neck also makes for super easy dressing, even over wild bedhead hair.
I couldn’t get a good shot of Ivy in her PJs standing up. She just wanted to play in the blankets and tickle her brother and not stand still. Her PJs are bit big. She is a tiny thing, and I knew when I saw the size chart they would be large on her. But she loves them and so I’m just letting her wear them this year, instead of putting them away for next.
The fabric for Ivy’s came from Jo-Ann Stores and is a really nice interlock. I *think* I got the boys’ from Girl Charlee, but it was a long time ago (over a year). It’s a baby rib knit, and the space print has led to endless entertainment with my eight-year old coming up with all sorts of Uranus jokes. Good times.
The Sleepovers were a fairly easy sew, the only real technical part is attaching the binding at the neckline. And that’s not that bad at all, just a new trick if you haven’t worked with knit binding before. But they came together really fast, and I was able to sew up all three pair in no time.
You can pick up the Sleepover PJs from Blank Slate Patterns HERE