Thursday, August 15, 2013

DIY Disney PJs for the Entire Family

This is a great idea for ALL members of your travel party. It can be tricky to come up with ideas that boys and men can appreciate, and pajama bottoms work for just about everyone. I love the "Pajama Pants for Everyone" pattern in Heather Ross's Weekend Sewing.  She provides multiple sizes and easy to follow instructions. This makes is very easy to navigate sewing 5 pair! Getting the sizes right for those not in your family can get a little dicey, but I leave it to you to sort that out. Usually a mom or nanny can fill you in.

I also love this project because you could make these for every Disney day of the week and still find a wide variety of fabrics and prints. I've mentioned this before, but it bears repeating: you can find lots of fabric that echoes Disney without it having licensed characters. There is a lot out there right now in the way of pirates (...of the Caribbean or Jake) and cowboys (Jessie and Woody), and I've been able to find circus elephants (Dumbo),  outer space (Buzz Lightyear) and sharks and fish (Nemo) to boot. Using non-licensed fabric can save you some money, so try and get creative with your fabric choices if your watching your bottom line. Sometimes just browsing the fabric aisles sparks an idea for me. That is, when I don't have Happy and Minnie in tow!

I used a Where's Perry print for Doc's pjs. He's a real fan of Phineas and Ferb these days and I have to admit, I find them pretty awesome myself. It's a nice light weight flannel. Doc has a thing for comfy, cozy clothes. I was able to whip these up in a couple hours from cutting them out to sewing the last seam. Not bad for a great pair of jams! Since our next trip is in October, and it's still pretty warm in Orlando at that time, the next round of pjs will be cotton.

Enjoy your Disney pajama parties and send us pics if try this one out! We love to see what our readers do. Until next time, may all your days be filled with fairy dust!

1 comment:

  1. I love the pajama bottom idea for the whole you just need to make them all matching pillow cases. I am trying to remember what size the hotel pillows were the last time we were there. There may have been three standard pillows across the head of the bed, but I forget. Kids would likely just need standard pillow cases for at home for sure. I have seen other variations of personalized Disney pillowcases online, such as these ones or even something like this (I think it would be a good idea to embroider over the signatures to preserve them).

    Now, I only wish I could sew and could take on some of these projects myself. Thanks so much for sharing so many wonderful ideas!