Alex & Anna PJs – A Pattern Review

These are the Alex and Anna Winter Pajamas from Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop. You will definitely be seeing more of them!

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I am currently building my patterns base since I am new at apparel sewing.

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My goal is to build a foundation of practical, easy sew patterns that provide me with the basic necessities for my girls’ wardrobe. My 2.5 year old just went through another growth spurt and she has very little in her fall/winter wardrobe. Pajamas are so simple to whip up and yet can be quite expensive to buy. I rarely find any deals.

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Of course I couldn’t help but make coordinating pjs for them, especially when I saw the new Homestead fabric line from Birch Organic. Yes this was probably my most expensive fabric purchase to date, but in the end these pjs didn’t cost any more than our favorite ready to wear PJs from Leveret. Plus these are organic and ridiculously soft and luxurious!

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This fabric was also fitting because my oldest daughter sleeps with a sheep and the younger one sleeps with a pig.

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I decided to go with the daisy print for the pants in order to save enough of the animal print fabric for the raglan Ts I’m doing next.

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It really was very quick to sew up 5 pairs of PJs. By the time I sewed the last two pairs I didn’t need to use the pattern instructions anymore. That’s the beauty of using a pattern over and over, you can make things faster each time. I initially planned to size up because I heard this pattern might run tight (a CPSIA requirement). So I made the wooded animal PJs in a size 4T. (Fabric from JoAnn’s) They are big enough for next year so I sized down to the girls’ current clothing size and made the other pairs which fit perfectly. I only added 1-2″ length to the top bodice because my girls are tall and skinny.

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I confess I am a total beginner when it comes to photography and my kids are at the hardest possible ages for photo shoots. The apparel change for the reindeer pajamas rendered zero portraits, but lots of fun memories!

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The reindeer fabric was a part of a seconds bundle I got from Girl Charlee. The blue/green solid is a cotton/lycra blend which does fit a little snugger than an interlock knit.

This pattern will be getting a lot of use over the years. I’m thankful it spans from 3months to 12 years!

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*This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are expressly my own.

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