After making two flannel jammies for my niece and nephew, Thor and Katie, I took the easy route with my son Jack’s and my niece Haley’s pjs. I made them another set of Kwik Sew 3510 knit jammies, like I did for all the kids last year. Here’s my pattern review from back then. Again, I did not have any issues with sizing. And again, I constructed this almost entirely on the serger.
I did have two things different this time around though. I have a new tool that I wanted to use in this iteration, a stretch twin needle for the hem. The knits I used, a plane camo from the FabricFairy.com and a red and white stripe knit that I can’t remember where I bought it, were pretty stable so I didn’t have to stabilize the hems at all. I fiddled around with stitch length and thread tension and found that a length of 3.0 and tension of 2 was perfect for the twin needle stitch. It made a beautiful hem.
When I made the sleep sack (review forthcoming) for my niece Chloe, the instructions said to top stitch the neck band SA to the body of the sack. I loved how finished the inside looked without that SA flopping around so I used that trick for Jack’s and Haley’s knit jammies too. It looks great!
That’s about it. These are pretty quick and easy jammies to make. Not a lot to say. So let’s just look at Jack shall we (sorry no picture of Haley yet as she hasn’t received the pj’s yet)?