Pajamas for Christmas

A very special tradition during the Christmas season is that of grandmothers and/or mothers making pajamas for their grandchildren or children. Often they are given on Christmas Eve, making Christmas morning even more pleasurable. At a recent meeting of the Lakes & Prairies Smockers, my friend, Patty, shared that she was recently working on such a project.

Her grandson was at her home, so she attempted to get his measurements. I imagine she said something like, “come here, I need to take your measurements for your pajamas.” Her grandson, being just a little one, assumed she was declaring it to be bed-time, of which he did not want to participate.

However, when he turned and saw the penguins, a smile came to his face, and his mood changed completely.

Patty also made this pair as well.

She found the flannel fabric at Treadle Yard Goods in St. Paul. The pattern is Oliver+S’ Sleepover Pajamas pattern.

On a related note, Sheila Nicol of Bear Threads Ltd. wrote an interesting article regarding nightgowns. Several years ago now, a another friend of mine was working on a smocked nightgown for a special aunt. I have always thought this was such a sweet gift that meant a lot to the recipient. If you have a moment, take a look at her article. Just click on the above Bear Threads link. I think you’ll enjoy it.

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