April 6, 2010
I bought some knit jersey type fabric with sharks on it some time ago. Since we moved back in October, I haven't found a home for all of my fabric yet. Lo and behold, my 4 year old saw said fabric and remembered that we were going to make shark jammies for him out of it. We actually got 2 pairs of jammies out of the yard, woohoo.
The easiest way to make jammies for boys, at least for me, is to simply trace a pair of pants you already have to get your pattern. If you want to make a size bigger, just add about and inch around all your pieces to make it big enough.
I did this for the pants of the jammies, but for the shirt we did something quite different. The shirt was on sale at target, $1.50, that's right.
The "technique" to get the aplique to match your fabric is, drumroll please, a scanner. I just scanned the fabric, resized the picture I wanted, printed it in black and white (my shark was white in the fabric). Then, I like to color it black and scan it again so I have it saved on my computer. Here's what it looks like:
Great White Shark.
Yay for new jammies!!!