We have a new shop sample! Katy made a set of Elliot Pajamas from Citronille, out of Robert Kaufman’s Shetland Flannel. The pattern is for children, sizes 2 through 10 years. Our sample was sewn out of Herringbone weave in Ocean with Herringbone weave in Jet for the pockets and facing.
The top was pretty straight forward with the hardest parts being the collar and the facing on the sides, but even those aren’t very difficult, and if you need practice on setting in sleeves, or putting in a collar, this is a great way to practice, as children don’t tend to get to fussy about seams and such! The pattern calls for sewn in ribbon loops on one side, and buttons on the other. Katy chose to use snaps instead. The pattern also suggests that the top could be used to make a sweet jacket.
The pants are simple and fast to make with just one cut per leg. This might become our favorite go-to quick and easy pajama pants pattern, even without the top!
Flannel is always soft and snuggly, but wait until you feel Shetland Flannel! We can’t really say enough about this fabric. It is yarn dyed and woven, which means that the weave pattern is real, and not printed. We carry Shetland Flannel in herringbone, hound’s tooth, and a plain weave. It has a tighter weave than some other woven flannels, which gives the fabric some weight, but this doesn’t sacrifice softness at all!
In addition to pajamas, this flannel will be wonderful for making a cosy quilt, pillow cases, and for fall or winter everyday clothing! You might be seeing some every day clothing samples from us soon from this. One thing you can count on seeing, though, is the Eugenie night gown made from the peachy pink Shetland Flannel on the right.