This is a quick one… I just wanted to talk about the specifics of how I save money when I sew.
I bought http://www.fabricmartfabrics.com/Cherry-Red-Navy-Multi-Yarn-Dyed-Cotton-Plaid-Flannel-57W.html when it was on sale for $5/yard. I bought three yards. That’s $15. The notions to make a pair of tshirt/short pajamas basically = a packet of elastic. That’s about $3, maybe less. So, I’ll get a tshirt/short pajama set for less than $20.
The flannel I get online has been awesome. This washed up beautifully – it’s lightweight and soft, not pilly at all. Great clear colors. The other jammies I’ve made him have lasted for years – I’m making him more because he’s grown – he still wears the old ones. So I figure these jammies will last until he’s 16-17… or until he changes size radically (jams not being very fitted garments).
Pajamas, even with a tshirt, tend not to be particularly challenging to sew… I’ll blog the sewing when I get there.
So – what I’m saying? Because I watch the sales and know where to get quality, I’ll get my boy some lovely pajamas and not spend more than $20/pair. And they’ll be good quality – think LL Bean, not Target.
It’s a good thing. 🙂