Sewing Girls Pajamas 

 Girls pajamas make great gifts for family and friends or maybe for your daughter's next sleepover.

Sewing Girls Pajamas

Here is a set of baby doll pajamas made for my friend's 9-year-old daughter.

I love to sew for kids. Making these baby doll pajamas was a pleasure. You of course can make your girls pjs as simple or as embellished as you like.

Baby Doll Pajamas Step by Step

The baby doll pjs in the photo were made using Mccall's 5510 and Butterick 4384.

  • Please Note:

I have recently found that these patterns are no longer available from McCalls or Butterick.

However, if you float around the web I believe there are independent websites selling vintage and out of print patterns that will have them available.

Step One: The Top

This pattern for girls pajamas, is very easy. Follow the pattern directions to reach the point of the nearly finished top you see below.

Sewing the Sleeves

To sew the sleeves into the bodice click the link and follow these steps.

The Sleeves

Making The Ruffles

To make the ruffles for the bottom of the baby dolls, measure the total circumference of the bottom of the skirt.

You will need to cut 2 1/2" wide strips that will be double the total amount of the circumference of the skirt.

For example if the bottom of the skirt is 62 inches in total circumference, you will need enough strips to total 124 inches.

For a quick tutorial about ruffles and gathers leave girls pajamas and click here
  • Fold the bottom of the strip 1/4" then press and fold again to make the hem.
  • Your strip will now be 2" wide
  • For the second layer of ruffles, do the same as above. This time fold your strips in half and press. The strip will be 1 1/4" wide.
  • After you have gathered the two strips, place the 1 1/4" strip on top of the 2" strip and pin together.
  • Pin the ruffles to the bottom of the skirt, with right sides together and raw edges even stitch 1/4" seam.
  • This is how it looks. You can of course change the width of the ruffles to suit your taste, but the concept is the same.

Finishing The Neckline

  • This is a photo of the finished neckline.

For the complete tutorial click here .

Girls Pajamas: The Bloomers

This is a photo of the finished pajama bloomers.

For the complete tutorial click here .

Trims and Embellishments

Trims and embellishments are a great way to personalized your sewing projects.

Sewing trims and embellishments I simply tied a bow with 3/8" wide ribbon. With my zig zag stitch on my sewing machine, I tacked the bows in place. Using some beads I already had, I stitch by hand, 3 beads in the middle of the bow and that is it. (Sorry for the foggy photos, I will work on that)

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