Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: DIY Halloween PJs with Rachel from Once Upon a Sewing Machine

10.01.2013

DIY Halloween PJs with Rachel from Once Upon a Sewing Machine

Today I welcome our first guest, Rachel from Once Upon a Sewing Machine. After you check out her fun handmade Halloween pajamas, don't miss her tutorial about switching up the fabric grainline to change the look of your garment! 
(Don't forget to check out the DIY Felt Eyeballs post over at Make It Handmade today!)
Handmade Halloween, Ruffled PJs pattern by Once Upon a Sewing Machine
We are delighted to be taking part in the Handmade Halloween series! My name is Rachel. My mom, Donna, and I blog over at Once Upon a Sewing Machine and primarily sew for my two kids, 4 & 2. They haven't quite embraced the Halloween dress up yet- and can't be bothered to have an opinion about a costume just yet. So we decided to have some fun with a pair of holiday pjs. I will totally admit I love special occasion pajamas. You get to enjoy them well before the holiday without feeling guilty, and if they aren't too over the top, well after. And if they are way over the top- well the kids are wearing them to bed, whose gonna tell? Handmade Halloween, Ruffled PJs pattern by Once Upon a Sewing Machine We used our new Ruffled Pjs pattern since we knew M loved them and they fit, and hit up the Halloween fabric. Since I really wanted her to be able to wear them through the Fall Donna and I choose fabrics that were "Halloweeny" but still wearable past the holiday. Handmade Halloween, Ruffled PJs pattern by Once Upon a Sewing Machine  
We made only one slight miscalculation. M is going through a bit of an extreme girly-girl phase. Honestly I'm not entirely sure where it came from. But if it doesn't have a flower or pink on it she is refusing to put it on. And that is her final word on that. There will be no negotiating. So thus far her Halloween PJ have gone unworn, I'm hoping she changes her 2 year old mind. It happens, sometimes. Handmade Halloween, Ruffled PJs pattern by Once Upon a Sewing Machine  
We would love to have you hop over to our place for a quick (totally painless) rundown on how to work with the grain of your fabric like we did with these pjs to get variety of different looks.
Do you sew up holiday pjs in your house? Thanks for having us Heather and Palak!
Heather

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for having us! I'm excited to see the rest of your series.

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  2. I love it! I don't usually do holiday pj's, but I'm thinking of doing some for Christmas this year. Love the tips on fabric grain on your blog!

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  3. So fun. These pjs are perfect for a little dress up!

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