The one thing i’m learning about sewing for my kids is that you really can’t tell how they will react. I honestly (and possibly stupidly) thought my kids would love everything i made them. This is not always the case. Sometimes, that flat out hate what I made. As I found out before Christmas.
I had this “great” idea that I would make my kids matching Christmas PJ’s – seriously how cute would that be for Christmas morning present opening photos? yes?? I thought it would be rad! I found this stripey fabric at a huge discount a while back, and it immediately made me think of candy canes – I mean seriously, candy cane pj’s? i was getting excited.
I didn’t want to push myself too much so I kept it simple with Bunny – I just made her some pants. She has a lot of plain PJ tops that would work fine, so i was satisfied – especially since I tend to make her more clothing. She loved them – success!!
For Buddy, i really put in a lot of effort. Like hours of effort. I drafted a full onesie with a placket and crotch snap closures. It took me ages – I was almost done – all i had to do was hem the legs. So we tried it on him. He screamed, he cried, he collapsed on the floor in a giant freak out trying desperately to rip off the pajamas. I am not exaggerating when I tell you I have never seen him like this. Needless to say we ripped them off him ASAP and calmed the poor kiddo down.
I guess he really hated those pajamas! hehehe
So I gave up – after all, kids are just kids, and as much as i love making them things i would never force them to wear something they hate. Especially something that makes them full on freak out! But after all that work I have to admit it breaks my heart not show my work to someone – so if you’ve ever wondered what the devils pajamas would look like, here they are. They are 100% evil. Guaranteed to make sweet little ones cry their eyes out, and whimper until removed. Not available in stores.