I loved this challenge! I really enjoy re-making clothing to something different and new. Kids can always use new pajamas, so I was excited to tackle making my own patterns and trying make some cute clothes. I used Carters PJ line as inspiration. I know its not knock-off week, but a girl needs some inspiration!
I first made my own patten by tracing another pair of Pajamas that fit will. I love to keep the original hem on the shirts as I find those hard to replicate!
I saved some fabric to make the cuffs and also the original neck bands. I like to just sew these right back on. I pinned and hand sewed on my felt appliques.
Make a 6 inch cuff. I used t-shirt material, but I think ribbing would work a bit better. You want it to be a pretty tight cuff.
Sew cuff to leg now or at the end is fine too.
Make a little “pocket” out of your fabric. Shout be the same width as the cuff and around two-three inches long. If you have a serger, finish the raw edge.
Lay the pocket 1 inch from the bottom edge (on the front of the pants) and sew the pocket to the cuff leaving the pocket open. Only sew the side the is touching the cuff. Don’t sew the cuff shut!
You should be able to flip the pocket over and have it look like this on the front…
And here is the back side. You now have a removable footie!
To fold up the cuff (and remove the foot). Fold the pocket part up.
Then fold the whole cuff up once. The pocket should be tucked inside and hidden away. It works really well and should be perfect for the colder months.