Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Summer Projects: The Kids Realize Mom Can Sew

It suddenly occurred to my kids recently that I can sew...
and that they've been missing out on an opportunity!

One night as they were getting ready for bed they hatched up the idea that they should have matching pj's and that we should make them. They had a very distinct vision of what they would look like and of course the project should have started minutes ago.

So the next morning off to JoAnn Fabrics we went, coming home with a pattern, fabric and notions, promptly getting to work. I got more help than I thought I would, along with lots of strong opinions and supervision.




They love them. How fun to pass on the interest and ability to make things!
They've already got a list of more items they would like to make.

So much for having any time for home decor!! 

21 comments :

  1. Way to go super mom - they look so sassy and hot in their new pjs!

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  2. This is HILARIOUS! I literally laughed out loud this morning while reading your post and looking at your cute kiddos :) Thanks for sharing!

    abodelove.com

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  3. This is too darn cute! Janell, is there anything you cannot do?

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  4. Janell, they are so cute! I love that they want matching pajamas. Gosh, I haven't picked up a pattern since college. My daughter would LOVE this.

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  5. Haha, they're adorable! How funny that they're so into it- that's great! And kudos to you for being able to make it happen.

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  6. Ha! Love this! My teenage boys laugh when they see old pics of themselves in matching jammies! This post reminds me of hand painted sleep shirts I made them...eons ago! Nothing like the custom silk pj's by Janell!

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  7. This is so hilarious and so amazing. Thank you so much for posting haha.

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  8. those are awesome! How cool - I remember my mom making stuff for us. Great memory for them!

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  9. They look awesome!!!! Good work!

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  10. This is so great for your kids to learn from you! I feel its kind of a lost art. I got my sewing skills from my mom, but my daughter isn't interested in carrying the baton...
    It is a life long tool I feel they can always use. Those pj's are so fun... GREAT family project!
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  11. Oh how fun! Those are pretty spiffy pjs! I love that that the three of you made an outing to the fabric store together to choose the fabric. Great color! You are quite an experience seamstress Janell. I just starting sewing again ( since college days) and am having so much fun. I find it relaxing.

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  12. Love the silk jammies! We did that a few summers ago, all the kids sewed themselves pj bottoms! Fun!

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  13. What a sweet mother you are! I used to sew all kinds of clothes when my boys were younger. Reminded me that a few weeks ago my 16 yr commented on all the sewing I'd been doing lately, which is unusual anymore...he was kind of teasing me, so I asked him if he wanted me to sew him a shirt! I was VERY surprised when his answer was YES, and that YES, he would wear it!! (Don't you think he'd wear it to prove something to his mother?! lol)

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  14. Those PJ's are fabulous and that pic of your son is the best!!

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  15. The silk jammies look fabulous! You did a beautiful job, Janell.

    Enjoy your day!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  16. Your son looks like a little Barney Stinson sleeping in his silk "suit" pyjamas. I love the matching aspect, but I really need to find this pattern for adults. CTD

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  17. This is so funny!!! Kids are so funny! Love it!

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  18. I realized my benefit of having a mother that could sew a bit late in the game.

    Now she doesn't even have time for little ole me. LOL


    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  19. hahaha they are rocking those PJ's!

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  20. I'm so jealous! I love those PJ's and I'm always looking for ones exactly like that, but they all seem to cost an arm and a leg!

    Your kids are too cute modeling them!

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  21. The fact that they wanted them to match just makes me giggle inside. That is such an adorable sibling moment.

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