Monday, November 22, 2010

It's a Party & You're Invited! (a Pajama Party, that is!)

Now that the weather has taken a turn for the cooler here in Minnesota, it is obvious my boys are in desperate need of some winter pajamas.  I have some flannel in my stash that I want to use to try out the Oliver & S pajama pattern and I also need to make several pairs of long sleeve knit pajamas. 

Last week I bought some of the City Weekend knit by Oliver S for Moda at Sewtropolis, a local sewing studio.  I used Kwik Sew pattern 3234 and sewed up this pair of long sleeve knit pjs for my oldest.  This is one of my favorite go to patterns and they turned out great... (so soft that I'm a bit jealous they are not for me!)

On to the party though... my mother in law is tackling a huge mountain of flannel for Christmas gifts and I will be sewing away on pjs here so I thought surely there are some of you out there working on a few gifts also and that it would be fun to do together.  So on Monday, December 6th I will post what will be the final of several pj posts and have a Mr. Linky/link up so we can all share our projects. (Pajamas, robes, slippers, anything of that nature!)  This way those of us that have some Christmas or otherwise pjs to sew have a bit of deadline & get to do it together and our little party will be early enough that maybe we will give the rest of you some ideas for last minute Christmas gifts?! (Those of you without blogs can play along too...just link up to a photo in Flickr if you like!)

Here is a button if you'd like to share what you are up to on your blog (code is on the right also):

And of course any fun party should have prizes!? One participant from our December 6th Party will be chosen by RNG to receive:
2 yards of Oliver & S knit from Sewtropolis.
(your choice from the shop)



 And if you are in need of supplies for the party, check out Sewtropolis' shop.  Nikol is offering free shipping from her Etsy store for anyone playing along. Just convo her that you learned about her store here and she'll adjust your total.  If you are in the Minneapolis area, and go into the store and do the same, she'll give you 10% off.

Nikol carries the City Weekend knits that I purchased (so soft) and Kwik Sew patterns to go with them AND she also carries the Oliver & S pj pattern and several flannel & woven fabrics that would work well with it. (I don't know of any other online retailer that has ALL of these items so that is why I contacted Nikol to she if she wanted to sponsor the party.)   If you are in the Minneapolis metro area, check out Nikols class listings, she teaches several adult and kids classes, including pajama bottoms.  So if you are a quilter and hesitant to jump into clothing projects, she can get to started correctly...and if you have an older child, maybe you can get them to sew their own!

Next up, I'll be trying to make a lettuce edge on some knit pj pants that I've started for myself!  Leave me comment to let me know if you'll be playing along (the more the merrier) or I spying our party for future ideas!


WoolenSails said...

I got some nice english flannel and a pattern to make pj's for me, lol. I would like to make some for others too, so need to relearn how to make clothes and then I can make them easier, but figured I would practice on myself first.


beth said...

I love those pjs. ;)

Jessica said...

How fun! I love City Weekend! the PJs you made look so snuggly! I especially love your lil ones facial expression! LOL!

Needled Mom said...

Sounds like fun!!! I love flannel nightgowns for the winter.

sewmeow said...

Sounds like a fun idea...but I live in S. Texas and it's still 80 degrees here today..too hot for flannel or knits for me. Have fun...and a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I love this time of year and have sew much to be thankful for....yay..and turkey too!

Amy B said...

I'm in! I have some jams to make for my boys and this will keep me on track!

craftyMSP said...

Hi Karen - missed you at the pinning party - maybe December? Just letting you know - I'm featuring Nikol on my blog on Friday, with a link to your pj party! Have a great Thanksgiving!