It's almost Nutcracker time in our house and I'm looking at a costume list that rivals Santa's naughty and nice list. Mostly, there's lots of lace and tulle to be prettied up. But at the top of the list is the complete creation of three pairs of Christmas PJs. Once upon a time, on the day that Sarah was born and began her NICU adventure, twin boys were sent home after their NICU odyssey. They were the sons of Mary Beth's ballet teacher. Six years later, when Sarah was allowed to invite two friends to celebrate her birthday, she chose Brett and Dominic. They're best buddies from birth. Conveniently, they are all also tiny for their age and just about the same size. They will dance together during the party scene in the beginning, playing the roles of Clara's youngest siblings. (Yes, we make stuff up to suit our cuteness potential.)
So, three sets of Christmas pajamas--two for boys and one for a girl. I'll be using the Oliver + S Sleepover Pajamas pattern and fabric to be ordered tomorrow. No later. I'll be ordering from the Fat Quarter Shop. It doesn't necessarily have to be Christmas fabric, though there's lots to choose from in FQS Christmas Cloth Store. It could be red and green something else. Because FQS has super fast regular shipping, I know if I order tomorrow, it will be here by Friday and I can share it with you on Saturday's Needle & thREAD. I'm thinking about dots--red with green cuffs on Sarah and the reverse on the boys, maybe. And Sarah's will have ruffle trim. I'm going to use quilting cotton, because they have to dance in it, but flannel would be really nice.
Here's the deal: Help me find the fabric. Leave a link below with your suggestion and you will be entered to win $25 towards your own fabric purchase. But wait! There's more! As we sew along (I have to be finished the week before Thanksgiving), we can share our creations. At the end, all the sewalong participants will be eligible for a $50 giveaway from Fat Quarter Shop. This a super quick turnaround on the first giveaway: winner announced this Saturday. And then, just a three week sewalong and another winner.
Leave a link below to a fabric selection at the Fat Quarter Shop and you'll be entered to win $25 towards your next purchase there.