Whale pyjamas

dsc_9597Technically these pyjamas fall into my Handmade Christmas gifts post, but I took so many pictures they needed a post of their own.

New pyjamas at Christmas has become a bit of a tradition so I made a classic comfy pair for both of my daughters with plenty of growing room so they can get lots of use.

The whale fabric is supersoft organic cotton interlock by Birch Fabrics with a decent weight and not too tricky to sew (ie it doesn’t stretch out too much when hemming or tend to curl). The whale design has little hints of orangey pink colour for their mouths so I echoed that in the collars and cuffs with orange ribbing.  The fabric is from new-to-me online shop Maud’s Fabric Finds which stocks lots of fabrics that are otherwise hard to find in the UK.

Along with Olu, from Needle and Ted, I’ll be sharing some makes from Maud’s range throughout the year. Find details of the lovely dress Olu made here.


Back to the pyjamas, I used the Safari Raglan pattern for the tops and the free basic leggings pattern by Naptime Creations as the base for the trousers.

dsc_9604From 2 metres of fabric I managed to cut 2 shirts and 1 pair of leggings but there wasn’t quite enough for the long legs of my older daughter so I used some plain jersey for the last pair of leggings.dsc_9582I’m not really a big fan of actual Christmas themed pyjamas so to me these happy whales made pretty perfect Christmas jimjams.dsc_9520.jpg


10 thoughts on “Whale pyjamas

  1. these are lovely! Funnily I bought some whale fabric for my son’s xmas jarmies too, but alas, did not find time to make them!!! I will be making shorts due to it being summer down under but your post has given me a wriggle on!

    1. I never bother with shorts pyjamas as its only ever warm for a month or so every year, – I’m sure they’ll turn out beautifully though.

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