Every Christmas Eve, I give my children one gift, a new pair of pajamas. Opening a gift seems to break the tension just a little bit, even if it’s something practical.
Some years I have bought pajamas. Some years I have sewn fancy nightgowns for the girls, and PJ’s for my son. But my kid’s favorite thing to sleep in, by far, are plain old Cozies.
What are Cozies? They are basically flannel pajama pants worn with a soft long sleeve t-shirt.
And that’s great by me, because making Cozies is a lot easier than making nightgowns or pajama tops.
Yesterday, I got started making them for the whole family. For the kids, I use Simplicity pattern 2738. The pattern is quick and easy to make, even for a beginner like me. The fabric, Be Merry by Mind’s Eye, is a thick, soft and wonderfully cozy flannel.
I embellished the pattern a little by adding one pocket on the side, and a simple cuff at the bottom. I plan on embellishing the t-shirts to go with them with a snowflake as well.
Now I just hope I can find the time to knit felted wool slippers before Christmas… unfortunately I am a painfully slow knitter (and I still have trouble turning a toe.) My mother in law knit a pair for all of us a few years ago, and they are one of my favorite things. She can knit a pair in a few evenings… so maybe I can pull it off…. or not. I need knitting lessons.