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It’s a Spring Break PJ Party!{Blog Tour}

Yeah! It’s my turn to show what I’ve made for the pyjama tour! I’ve been doing so much behind-the-scenes work on this tour, sewing these pjs was a breeze compared to that!

Getting pictures of the kids, however, was not so easy. I need to hire some new models!

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Indoor pics on grey days in a house that’s dark even during the sunniest time… The colour of the fabrics are closest to what you see here.

In Silly Bean’s defense she gets home from school around 4:15pm and by then the house is already somewhat dark, and I work most weekends and get home when it IS dark so indoor photos are not good.

As mentioned in previous posts, the goal of this tour was to sew up pjs using patterns already in your stash. We were lucky to get fabric shop sponsors offering discount codes (more below) and pattern shops sponsoring giveaways! Keep reading to the bottom to enter today’s giveaway!

Instead of using patterns that are marketed as pjs I decided to use regular knit patterns for the tops and bottoms from two of my favourite PDF pattern designers: Filles a Maman and Sofilantjes. Mind you I could easily have used actual pyjama patterns because I know I have a couple in my stash but I decided it’d be more fun for me to mix and match from some other patterns I own.

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. All affiliate links are marked with an *. I love the patterns that I’m linking up to and would be showing them off even if they didn’t have affiliate programs!

From Filles a Maman* I used the Agathe et Theo pants* for some comfy slouchy pants. The girls look so cozy and cool in their pants, I can’t figure out why (besides lack of time) I haven’t sewn more of these already. I did test this pattern way back when Miss V was known around here as Baby V but other than those ones, for some odd reason I haven’t sewn them since. (I’ll blame it on too much pattern testing!)

Spring Break Pyjama- Agathe pants

These make good pj pants as they are comfy and have cuffs at the ankles keeping them tight-ish and prevent riding up in the night. (Or am I the only person who wakes up to find pj pants up around their knees?) They’re baggy slightly through the hips but it’s not super exaggerated.

From Sofilantjes* I sewed the ADVtee*. The ADVtee is a v-neck tee with two neckline options, I decided to stick with the standard neckline. I made this pattern once before and it went together so easily. Since store bought pj’s tend to be more of a slim fit this pattern was a good pick. It’s slightly more slim fitting than the Otium* top which I’ve sewn before (HERE and HERE) which would have been my back up choice for a knit top.

Because I wasn’t using all pink for the fabric I decided to appease the pink princess in the house by adding an applique to the front of Silly Bean’s pjs. I used the mermaid free motion applique (or FMA) from StitchART that I had purchased a few months back but hadn’t gotten around to trying out yet. It’s so cute, Silly Bean loves her, and Miss V has requested I make something for her with one.

Spring Break pyjama Mermaid FMA

Of course I needed to add something to Miss V’s pjs and so I drew up a lake monster applique. Technically it’s modelled after Vermont’s Champ (did you know they had a lake monster?? I didn’t until hubby told me.) but if you want it to be Nessie that’s cool by me. (Miss V however calls it a dinosaur which is a relief since she loves dinosaurs which means she’s more likely to want to wear the pjs).

Spring Break pyjama Lake Monster FMA

I’ll will be posting the lake monster applique for download soon. I tried to get it done in time for this tour, but hopefully it will be up at the beginning of next week. I will update this post when it’s ready! FMA is so much fun to do btw. I love the handdrawn look of the stitching, which is great because it’s not easy to repeat each stitching line perfectly over the last one!

Patterns:

Pants: Agathe et Theo* from Filles a Maman. Patterns are available in both French and English

Sizes sewn:

  • Miss V: size 3, no mods. Perfect fit in the waist!
  • Silly Bean: Size 6, took some width off the waistband for a better fit as her waist measurements were between the 4 and 5.

For both I probably should have sized up in the length to allow for growing room, but the fit is perfect on them right now.

Top: ADVtee* from Sofilantjes; and using the cuffs from Otium. Patterns are available in both Dutch and English

Sizes sewn:

  • Miss V: I sewed a straight size 3, no mods other than adding cuffs and the band for extra length to allow for some growth room. She measured between the size 2 and 3 in the chest.
  • Silly Bean: Size 4 width with size 6 length with the added cuffs and band for growing room as she’s slightly taller than the height for the 6. She technically fit the width of the size 3 per her chest measurement but I knew the shoulders needed the 4.

For both tops I sewed the long sleeves and the regular v-neck. There is also a cute little pocket you can add but I left it off since I had added the FMA’s.

I think the fit is perfect on my girls for both patterns!

Fabric:

I tried to make this project completely stash busting but the fabric was purchased recently from L’Oiseau Fabrics. The solid was leftover from another project, and the dots were originally earmarked for another project but I decided to use it for these pjs instead. They sewed so nicely and are super soft!

If you want to learn more about these designers I’ve interviewed both of them in the past year. Read the interview with Anne of Sofilantjes >>HERE<< and the interview with Mel of Filles a Maman >>HERE<<.

Spring Break pyjama tour
So blurry… Can’t wait until it’s warm enough to get pictures outdoors!

There are 24 shops sponsoring prizes for this tour!
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Along with today’s daily giveaway (see below!) there is also larger giveaway and a link up happening. Go to today’s post over at Made By Jaime to get the full details on how to link up and to enter the giveaway!

We are also lucky to have four fabric shops offering readers discount codes:
Fabric Sponsors

Mabel Madison is offering 20% off with the code JAMMIES. Code expires March 31st!

PhatQuarters is offering 10% off OR FREE shipping to US addresses on orders over 40$ US (with an equivalent discount for international shoppers). Use the code PHAT10 for 10% off OR FREE40 for free shipping to US.

Raspberry Creek Fabrics is offering 15% off with the code PJPARTYTOUR. Good through March 26th!

Tangled Blossoms Designs is offering 10% off with the code PJPARTY. Code expires March 25th!

And now for today’s giveaway!

Today’s prize is sponsored by Paisley Roots. You could win both patterns: the All Spice dress and the Saffron Twirl dress! Visit Paisley Roots to see what they have to offer. The giveaway ends March 25th at 11:59pm EST. See the Rafflecopter on how to enter! You have up to 7 chances to win! The winner will be chosen March 26th and will have 48 hours to respond to the email before a new winner is chosen.

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Want to win more prizes? Visit Sprouting JubeJube tomorrow to see what new prizes will be up for grabs as well as see the previews for tomorrow’s bloggers. You still have time to enter yesterday’s giveaway! Go to this post from yesterday to enter the giveaway that ends at 11:59pm EST tonight (March 24th)!

Missed a stop on the tour? The full schedule is below:

Monday, March 21st

Sew Far North | The Wholesome Mama | From-a-Box | Pattern Revolution | Inspinration | Paisley Roots

Tuesday, March 22nd

Sprouting JubeJube | 5 Out Of 4 | Sew Happily Ever After | Beri Bee Designs | Phat Quarters | Connected by A Thread

Wednesday, March 23rd

Create 3.5 | Handmade Boy | HattieLu Handmade | Made by Melli | The Crafting Fiend | Sweeter Than Cupcakes

Thursday, March 24th

Lulu & Celeste | Sew Starly | Phat Quarters | Pear Berry Lane | Rebel & Malice | Creative Counselor

Friday, March 25th

Made By Jaime | Mae & K | SewSophieLynn | Amazing Adventures of Bubba & Bug | MahlicaDesigns

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Spring Break pj tour prize details

Spring Break PJ Tour Preview

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I’m super excited about this blog tour. Back in November or October Deb and I had the idea to do a blog tour of pyjama patterns from our stash around the beginning of Decemeber, but of course things happen (like prepping for Christmas and little kids getting sick a lot) so we never got around to it. We figured a Spring Break PJ tour would be perfect though and so that it is what we wound up with!

Since we were going to be working with patterns in our stash we decided it would be great to work with the two ladies who now admin the Sew Your (Pattern) Stash group on Facebook: Jaime of Made by Jaime and Meriel of Create 3.5. When we posted the call for blog tour participants we didn’t think we’d get the huge response we got. Apparently sewing up patterns from your stash is a good thing!

We have 30 bloggers participating! This thing is huge! I ♥ it! :)

Some of the bloggers are using actual PJ patterns, some are using regular patterns and making pyjamas from them. Most are using PDF patterns but there is at least one blogger using a paper pattern!

And yes, I’m Canadian, I write it “pyjamas”. But pajamas, jammies, pjs, nighties, or nightgowns, nightshirts or sleep shirts, they’re all welcome on this tour! I hope you’ll have fun seeing all the pj inspiration!

Last thing, we have a sew along! The theme for March in the Sew Your (Pattern) Stash group is toys. You can link up any toys or toy-inspired outfits you’ve sewn in addition to any PJ’s you’ve sewn anytime after February 1st, 2016 until the link up closes on April 3rd. More details on the link up below!

 

Fabric sponsor for the pj tour

Before I get into the prizes (yes, there are prizes!) for this pj tour I wanted you to know that we have fabric shop sponsors!! Four lovely online fabric shops have offered discount codes for our readers. The first three are all valid now (I tested them) and the last one will be working as of Monday, March 21st, the first day of the tour.

Mabel Madison is offering 20% off with the code JAMMIES. Code expires March 31st!

PhatQuarters is offering 10% off OR FREE shipping to US addresses on orders over 40$ US (with an equivalent discount for international shoppers). Use the code PHAT10 for 10% off OR FREE40 for free shipping to US. Codes expire April 1st!

Raspberry Creek Fabrics is offering 15% off with the code PJPARTYTOUR. Good through March 26th!

Tangled Blossoms Designs is offering 10% off with the code PJPARTY. Starts Monday March 21st. Code expires March 25th!

And now for the prizes!

Check out all our lovely prize sponsors!

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5 out of 4 PatternsAudrey&TiffanyBlank Slate PatternsCreate Kids CoutureElliedactylEYMMFelicity Sewing PatternsFilles a MamanHandmaiden’s CottageHeidi&FinnKelly J Designs, Laela Jeyne PatternsLove Notions, Once Upon a Sewing MachinePaisley RootsPeek-a-Boo Pattern ShopPollywogglesScientific SeamstressSisboomSofilantjes PatternsSerger Pepper DesignsStitchARTTangled Blossoms DesignWinter Wear DesignsZonen 09

Once the giveaways go live I will update this post with links to each giveaway!

Daily Prizes:

Come back everyday for a chance to win! These giveaways only run until the end of the following day. Comment on each blog post for extra chances! Winner will be chosen on the day following the day the giveaway ends (ie. Monday’s giveaway ends Tuesday at 11:59pm EST, the winner will be chosen and notified during the day on Wednesday). The winner will then have 48 hours to reply to the email before a new winner is picked!

Please note: Bundles, when available, are excluded and cannot be chosen as a prize

Monday: 2 patterns of choice from The Handmaiden’s Cottage

Tuesday: 1 pattern of choice from Serger Pepper and 1 pattern of choice from Pollywoggles

Wednesday: 1 pattern of choice from Kelly J Designs and 1 pattern of choice from Audrey&Tiffany

Thursday: Both patterns from Paisley Roots

Friday: 1 pattern of choice from Felicity Sewing Patterns and 2 patterns of choice from StitchART

Prize Package #1

This prize is open to anyone who enters through the Rafflecopter widget. Multiple ways to enter! This giveaway will run from March 21st and end March 26th at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be chosen on March 27th. The winner will then have 72 hours to reply to the email before a new winner is picked!

Please note: Bundles, when available, are excluded and cannot be chosen as a prize

2 patterns of choice from Elliedactyl

2 patterns of choice from Laela Jeyne Patterns

2 patterns of choice from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop

3 PDF patterns of choice from Create Kids Couture

1 pattern of choice from Scientific Seamstress

1 pattern of choice from Love Notions

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Prize Package #2 -Sew Along Grand Prize:

Link up some pyjamas or toys or toy-inspired outfits that you’ve sewn anytime after February 1, 2016 until the link up closes. Link up closes April 3rd, 2016 at 11:55pm EST. Winner will be chosen by random using Random.org and notified on April 4th. The winner will then have 72 hours to reply to the email before a new winner is picked! Link up will open as of Monday, March 21st!

Please note: Bundles, when available, are excluded and cannot be chosen as a prize

2 patterns of choice from Sofilantjes

2 patterns of choice from EYMM

1 pattern of choice from Winter Wear Design

2 patterns of choice from 5 Out of 4 Patterns

4 digital patterns of choice from Zonen09

2 children’s patterns of choice from Blank Slate Patterns

Petit Oiseau pattern from Filles a Maman

Ruffled PJ Pattern from Once Upon A Sewing Machine

2 patterns of choice from Heidi&Finn

1 pattern of choice from Sisboom

Entire paper pattern line from Create Kids Couture (11 patterns)

15$ Gift card to Tangled Blossoms Design

See you Monday!

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