Today, I am part of the Spring Break PJ blog tour. During this tour 30 bloggers will treat you on a wide selection of PJ's, the perfect clothes to wear during a relaxed break. There are two types of give aways connected to the tour. There is a daily give away, so one winner per day and there is an overall huge give away. Look at the end of the post for more details on the give away. I did not need much time to finalize my pattern plans for the tour, this was the perfect occasion to finally sew a Wolf! The pattern by Zonen09 that I immediately bought at release, but in contrary to its brother, had not been used yet.
Over the months I have seen several very nice versions of this pattern, these two boys and these two girls, and this one look amazing. My kids are very much into PJ onesies, this one and this one are still in heavy rotation and my eldest felt left out. It was clear she was the one to receive the (first) Wolf.
The official Wolf instructions explain a snap-closing front. I am a huge fan of snaps, but I wanted these PJ's to have a zipper. When I made the earlier onesies, I struggled to come up with a clean finish for the zipper. I did not want the edge of the zipper exposed on the inside. For this PJ I put the zipper between two jersey layers, so like with a lined garment, and both jersey layers are connected to the main green fabric. This gives the advantage of a lined garment without having to use a crazy amount of fabric. I should have made a picture to show you the inside, but I forgot. I have a lot of pictures as it is, so maybe it is for the best. What I did is super easy, but if you do not get it, just ask.
I am very satisfied with the fit. I am a measurement-table follower, and the size I picked based on the table gives a perfect skinny fit. Zonen09 has the nice feature to come in standard and skinny sizes. My daughter is a bit skinnier than the skinny fit though, so I still needed to blend sizes a bit.
The fabric is the spring version from this fabric. I bought it at Joyfits a long time ago. I bought one meter and that turned out to be just a bit too short. I therefore opted for slightly taller ankle cuffs. I determined the length after fitting the onesie on my daughter. With hindsight I should have made them a tad taller though.
I love the piping, shoulder and pocket details. The piping is super easy because it is between two straight lines, no curves, making it possible to sew the piping with my serger. The pocket is rather narrow, but my daughter claims that she managed to stuff her bunny in it, so apparently it is not too small for her.
I made the cape with two woven fabrics. One is from Soft Cactus, the other from an unknown designer. Between the two layers I sandwiched a thin batting layer, to create volume and warmth. I wanted the cape to be wearable without the PJ as well and I therefore chose a front closure for the cape. My daughter does not like the cape in front of her neck though, so she closes the snaps in her neck. Again no detail picture, but I think it is a great solution, no threat of suffocation this way, just the way the pattern intended.
There are 24 shops sponsoring prizes for this tour!
Along with today’s giveaway (see below!) there is also larger giveaway and a link up happening. Go to today’s overview post at Sprouting JubeJube to get the full details on how to link up and to enter the giveaway! We are also lucky to have four fabric shops offering readers discount codes:
Mabel Madison is offering 20% off with the code JAMMIES. Code expires March 31st! PhatQuarters is offering 10% off OR FREE shipping to US addresses on orders over 40$ US (with an equivalent discount for international shoppers). Use the code PHAT10 for 10% off OR FREE40 for free shipping to US. Raspberry Creek Fabrics is offering 15% off with the code PJPARTYTOUR. Good through March 26th! Tangled Blossoms Designs is offering 10% off with the code PJPARTY. Code expires March 25th!
And now for today’s giveaway!
Today’s prize is sponsored by The Handmaiden’s Cottage. You could win 2 patterns of your choice! Visit The Handmaiden’s Cottage to see what they have to offer. The giveaway ends March 22nd at 11:59pm. See the Rafflecopter on how to enter! You have up to 7 chances to win! The winner will be chosen March 23rd and will have 48 hours to respond to the email before a new winner is chosen.
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Want to win more prizes? Visit Create 3.5 tomorrow to see what new prizes will be up for grabs as well as see the previews for tomorrow’s bloggers.
Missed a stop on the tour? The full schedule is below:
Monday, March 21st
Tuesday, March 22nd
Sprouting JubeJube | 5 Out Of 4 | Sew Happily Ever After | Beri Bee Designs | Phat Quarters | Connected by A Thread
Wednesday, March 23rd
Create 3.5 | Handmade Boy | HattieLu Handmade | Made by Melli | The Crafting Fiend | Sweeter Than Cupcakes
Thursday, March 24th
Friday, March 25th