Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Shirt to Pjs (part 1)

In an effort to save money (but not time) I decided instead of buying my son pajamas that I would make them. I had read in several places about making a long sleeve shirt into pants. That is what I did. You will likely see this first picture again when I get the tan pair done.
That ladies shirt became these stripey pajamas. Bug calls them his zebra legs. The shirt is a hand-me-down plain Hanes type t-shirt.
I added the boat to the front to have it tie in with the pants and become a set. Very rough sewing, but I have other similar shirts I have done like this and they look better over time. (I think the boat needs a little red circular window on it or something.)
The sleeves were an after thought. I had lots of fabric left over so I used another set of pjs to approximate length and width. Then I sewed them along the armhole seam that was already there.
 although slightly feminine seeming for some reason, I love seeing Bug's long skinny legs in his new pajamas.


  1. ummm...i can't stand it! i want a pair! seriously! you're amazing.

  2. feminine seeming? really? once again, adorable. three cheers for you!

  3. They turned out great! I love them.

  4. Very clever & way to be resourceful, they are so cute!

  5. I'm a huge fan of his pajamas! I have some long sleeve shirts that may end up as pajama bottoms for my little girl.

    What a great idea!