Hey there folks, I'm in a bit of a knit garment extravaganza......or maybe I'm just trying to pad out my stash busting numbers. What ever the case, cat boy does need a few summer clothes even if he prefers to run around naked. Put on some clothing boy, you can be a nudest when you have your own place!
First up Peek-a-boo Summer PJ's. Oddly I didn't own this pattern yet, despite my torrid love affair with the winter PJ set. Guess last summer I ran the gantlet at Carters instead of sewing them myself. That mistake won't happen again while there is Lillestoff lurking in the stash. OK fine, I bought this print in February with the sugar skulls sweatshirting. It's wrong not to pad a Kitschy Coo order, the voices in my head told me so.
Anyhow back to PJ's, the summer variety is just as easy to sew as the winter ones. A slight mod was made to the sleeves and shorts because I didn't want to finish them with ribbing. I added 1/2" of length to the sleeve hem/shorts hem area for a standard hem. This worked fine for the shorts, but the sleeve length still looked a little too short for my taste. Why I didn't listen to my gut which told me this before cutting the fabric? Because I'm stubborn, that's why. There was plenty of ribbing in the stash so I added it to the sleeves as instructed and decided it looked fine.
After finishing the PJ's I still had a 1/2 yard of fabric left over, sweet! Might as well take advantage of the serger and coverstitch already being threaded with red and make the Fishsticks Patrick curved raglan. I'd bought this one a long time ago to sew for Christmas presents and never put it together. Mostly cause it was the year of sewing coats for my niece and nephew and time ran out. I was still interested in trying this pattern because of the curved raglan shape. Good to have a little variety in your boy's raglan collection, so I whipped one up with some red jersey for contrast. Luckily for the blog my baking assistant was in the mood to do some modeling work during his shift today.