Thursday, January 10, 2013

Nightshirts and Pajamas for 2013

The past few 2 years I started a tradition of sewing pajamas, a nightgown and nightshirts as Christmas presents for our grandchildren Corey, Henry, Canaan and Evangelyn; and also for our two neices Stella and Zoe.  Along with the nightwear, we give them books they are currently reading.  It makes a very nice present for them.

Jerry always goes with me to choose the fabric.  He has a terrific eye for color and fabric pattern.  We always get flannel when it is on sale at our local JoAnn's Fabric store. 

Nightshirts are for the older girls Corey, Stella and Zoe.  I used the same pattern as last year, McCalls Pattern M4963 .  It is a terrific pattern, very easy to follow and true to size.  I use Version C Size 10/12 for Corey and Stella, and Sixe 7/8 for Zoe.
The nightgown is for Evangelyn who loves to wear them.  She is so darling and says she feels pretty in them.  I use Simplicity 2831, Size 4 combining Version B sleeves and placket with Version A nightgown.

Pajamas are for the boys, Henry and Canaan.  I use Simplicity 3584, Version C, size 3 for Canaan (Henry has outgrown this pattern) and McCalls M6458 Version D, Size 6 for Henry this year.  I surprised the boys and used the same fabric as last year.  They loved it.  Henry even requested for me to make him a larger pair of pajamas out of it when he outgrew last year's pj's. 
It was so precious....when they opened their pj's (after all the fabulous toys they got) I wondered if they would just put them aside....but they really surprised me...they both made the sweetest faces and actually hugged their new pj's.  Sure blessed this nanny's heart!

Group Photos are below of Henry, Canaan, Evangelyn and Corey......they were having a sleepover at our home...

These cute photos of the "cousins" can cheer up anyone:):):)
 Especially in their cute new nightgown, nightshirt and pajamas......

It is very special when cousins can be together!


  1. That is a sweet tradition! The kids know grandma made them with love!

  2. How wonderful that you are back dear Kay! i am not surprised that your grandchildren loved their presents, they are very beautiful. and such sweet pictures!
    have a wonderful new year dear friend

  3. Hi Kay, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (, and I’m visiting from the Mom’s Monday Mingle.

    What a wonderful gift idea! What a wonderful talent to have, and be able to share with those you love. I feel like I'm too busy right now with my six kids to do that for them, but maybe someday when I'm "Granny Annie", this is something I can do!

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. I'm following you now! If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

  4. Darling! I love the pjs, and the kiddos seem to really like them. :)

    New follower from from Mom's Monday Mingle.
    Mary Catherine of Fun-A-Day!

  5. What a lovely idea for Christmas presents!! And lovely photos too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. I love them! I should be using those patterns again:)

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog's twitter, FB, G+ and Pinterest. I blog @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

  7. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    I hope you can make it!


    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  8. Super cute! Thanks for sharing at The Weekly Creative link party!

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  9. So glad you linked this up with TALU. Yay!

  10. I found your page on We Like to Learn as We Go. This is really cute! I want to make some cute pajamas for my girls! I would love if you would share this on Eco Kids:

  11. A fabulous tradition making pyjamas and giving books!!!

  12. Awesome tradition - books and jammies! You are so talented to be able to take patterns and customize them for the recipients! Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!

  13. I make my little girlies pajama pants! Thanks for sharing with us! Please join us again this week!

    1. wrong link (busy mamas should not try to blog lol)

  14. What a great tradition! & they look so cozy & happy in them! I hope you drop by again to visit & link-up @

    Thanks for linking up on Inspiration Spotlight!


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