After a busy summer, the weather has started to turn to the crispness of Autumn here in Ontario. One of my favorite things about this time of year is how the temperature drops for the evenings. This always sparks thoughts of warm beverages and cozy fabrics. While I haven't pulled out the fuzzy blankets from our linen closet yet, I've got plans (and online shopping cart ready!) to make new flannel pajamas for all of my constantly-needing-the-next-size-up children!
And because I knew this season was coming, I have been getting the update done on my woven pajama pattern, which is re-releasing today under the new name, Simcoe!
Of course, maybe where you live there isn't as much of a seasonal shift this time of year (or, at least not yet)... or maybe your evenings are getting warmer as you head into Spring. This pattern isn't just for those of us in the North that are anticipating the approach of winter! This pattern is perfect for all year and all seasons, as it includes both long sleeves and pants, and short sleeves and shorts. You can even get crazy and make a pair with short sleeves with long pants (or shorts and long sleeves... that could be fun!)
This pattern was originally released last year under the name Skyler & Jordan. It is designed specifically to be made with woven fabrics for the main shirt and bottoms. Picture a super soft lightweight pair in double gauze, or imagine how cozy they would be in brushed flannel. I wanted these pajamas to be perfect for both sleeping and playing in, so the shirt, pants, and sleeves have been designed to intentionally have a little extra length to keep ankles, wrists, and backs covered (one of my pet peeves with store-bought PJs is that they always seem to be a bit short).
The cuffs, collar, and bottom hem of the shirt are made with knit that has good recovery, such as ribbing or interlock. If you aren't usually someone who sews with knit fabric, this is a great pattern to gain a bit of comfort as you don't need any special needles or stitches; the woven stabilizes the knit and it is a simple matter of matching them up as you stitch.
Together, this combination makes these pajamas a fast and satisfying sew, with a comfortable fit that doesn't involve any finicky closures like buttons. Can you see yourself making a whole drawer full of these, maybe even for Christmas pajamas?
With this being an update, you may be curious to know what about this pattern is new. The size range has been expanded to include size 12, and the layout of the instructions has been updated for consistency with my other recent pattern updates. I also made an adjustment to the shorts length that I think looks better as a final result. Now here is the biggest news... after some discussion with my wonderful testing team, I've decided that I will be adding optional pattern pieces for the rectangular pieces of this pattern (and for future updates)! You will now have the option of using the measurements/cutting chart to cut the knit bands for this pattern, or you can choose to print those parts instead. BOTH options will be included. PLUS, I will also be including a large format AO size PDF with your purchase as well, which can be printed with all pattern pieces at a copy shop. Wow!
Simcoe will be on Sale through Sunday, for only $5.50cnd.
And don't forget to join the Group on Facebook to watch for upcoming release announcements!
I will be continuing to focus on updating previous releases over the months to come. I'm excited to share with you the new features of Pollywoggles' patterns, and I hope you love what you see!
EVERYONE who has purchased any of the updated patterns in the past, or buys between now and when an updated is released, will get the update for no additional cost!
All those who already own Skyler & Jordan have already been sent an email with the update. If you have not gotten it, please check your email spam/junk folder, and if it isn't there then contact me and I will make sure that you get it.
Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the digital world. When I'm not designing (or, more likely, attempting to keep up with housework or schooling my three rug rats!) you'll probably find me with my nose in a book, escaping for a few precious moments into a world of fiction or learning with single-minded focus about my latest interest. Here, I'd like to share with you some of the things that I'm currently working on and a bit about all the ways I like to keep my creative juices flowing!
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