November 20, 2017

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Forever 18 Inches Pattern Hack: Gingerbread Jammies

Make your doll a pair of warm and toasty pj's that are just perfect for the holidays with this festive pattern hack that comes to us from Karen of Forever 18 Inches!

Your doll will love cozying up in these gingerbread jammies that are just perfect for the holiday season!  Karen will show us how to make them by using her Drop-Seat Jammies pattern.  Your doll is sure to have visions of sugar-plums dancing in her head as she drifts off to sleep in these jammies!

(Click on the image or the link above to find the pattern on Pixie Faire.)

Let's get started...

 

Materials Needed: 

- 1/2 yd. of brown flannel

- 1/8 yd. of white ribbing

- Eleven ¼" red buttons

- Seven medium-sized snaps

- Matching thread

- 1 package of mini white rick rack

- A scrap of red-striped fabric to make the Bow Tie

- A 6" x 6" scrap of lightweight fabric for the Trap Door Lining

- If your flannel is very lightweight:  a 6" x 6" scrap of very lightweight interfacing

- Matching thread

- Small, very sharp scissors to trim seam allowances

- Optional:  Fray Check to prevent the rick rack from raveling

To begin:  First, some notes:  Different fabrics are used in the tutorial for visual clarity.  Just follow the actual steps and you'll have a cute outfit!

  1. Follow the direction for the Option 1 pajamas, Steps 1- 38.
  2. Measure the length of the pajama collar around the collar seam and cut a piece of rick rack that's one inch longer than needed.  Put a drop of Fray Check on each end and allow it to dry.  Also cut two pieces of rick rack that are slightly wider than the top edge of the ribbing above each sleeve. Baste the rick rack approximately ¼" from the seamlines on the collar and sleeves.

Tip:  Once the edges of the rick rack for the collar are dry, clip off about ¼" from each end.  Fold the rick rack under slightly before you begin basting for a clean edge. 

  1. Stitch the rick rack to the collar and sleeve edges.
  2. Follow Steps 39 - 42 in the Option 1 directions. Follow the same procedure used in Step 2 to apply and stitch the rick rack around the pant legs.

  1. Follow Steps 43-48 and complete the jammies.
  2. To Make the Bow Tie:

6a. Cut a 4-1/2" x 2-3/4" rectangle of  striped fabric on the bias.  This will become the Bow.

6b.  Cut a  1" x 3" rectangle from the striped fabric.   This will become the center tie on the Bow.  Iron a sharp crease lengthwise in the middle of the rectangle.

6c. Fold each of the long edges in approximately ¼" to the WRONG side, right up to the edge of the Center crease.   Press to achieve a sharp crease.

6d.  Using the Center crease as a guide, fold each strap in half lengthwise so that the long folded edges are even with each other and are enclosed in the fold.

6e. Edgestitch the matched folded edges together.  If desired, the edge with the center fold on the opposite side can also be topstitched. 

  1. Here's the completed center wrap for the Bow:

  1. Locate the bias-cut rectangle cut for the Bow. Create a Fold Line on the short width of the rectangle, as shown in the photo below.  The area between each set of yellow dots will be left unsewn to help turn the bow RIGHT side out after sewing.


      9. Pin the short edges of the rectangle together, RIGHT sides together.  Stitch the Bow together, EXCEPT for the area between the two yellow dots, which should remain unsewn.

  1. Turn the Bow RIGHT side out. Slip stitch the open area closed.  Sew a gathering stitch down the middle of the Bow on the short width.

  1. Tie off the gathering threads on one end, and pull the other threads as tight as possible. Tie them off, and then cut the ends off close to the knot.

  1. Select one side of the Bow to be the Back. Tack the cut end of the Bow Strap onto the Bow Back, and then wrap the Bow Strap around the Front of the Bow tightly and to the Back again.  Tack the wrapped Strap down on the Bow, slightly overlapping the other Strap edge.  Cut the Strap and place a drop of Fray Check on the end.

Here's the completed Bow:

    13.  Tack the Back of the Bow onto Proper Right neckline .  CONGRATULATIONS!  YOU'RE FINISHED!

Want a chance to win this fun look? Be sure to enter this weeks Mod Doll Giveaway!

For Pixie Faire,

Karen & The PF Team


9 Comments

Sue
Sue

January 04, 2018

What darling Gingerbread Jammies! Want this pattern! Love it!

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

December 19, 2017

LOVE my Noah in these Gingerbread jammies – so fun!!!

Linda Turner
Linda Turner

November 25, 2017

Thank you for the easy to follow directions for these adorable jammies! So clever!!!

Marian
Marian

November 24, 2017

Cannot resist a good pj!!!

Mamie
Mamie

November 24, 2017

Magnifique belle création merci

Cindy
Cindy

November 23, 2017

LOVE!!!! Thank so much!!!

Pamela D.
Pamela D.

November 22, 2017

Thanks, Karen, I am going to make a few of these for my granddaughter’s dolls. I absolutely love it.

Deb
Deb

November 20, 2017

Adorable, as all your designs are fantastic

Darlene
Darlene

November 20, 2017

Cutest outfit ever. Will match my polar express pj’s

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