I recently was eyeing up the boy's PJ's at Walmart for Strapping Young Lad. All of his jammies fit him more like leotards...he's had a growth spurt.
I resisted the urge to "buy" and decided to make him some instead, since I do have a decent (though, now, dwindling) plaid, flannel stash.
I've made him two sets of PJ's, the latter set being a work-yet-in-progress. This first one is flannel plaid pants lined with striped flannel fabric, and a back pocket.
Pockets always please Strapping Young Lad, of course. Pockets are my no-fail-formula for pleasing the Young Man in My Life.
Then I appliqued' a homemade alligator and moon and star to a new, white, long-sleeved tshirt for the top.
And sewed a button on for the alligator eye. His tail wraps around the side of the shirt and to the back. I feel a little smug...I know what my little fellow likes. It's a mom's special lot in life to know the wee, little things that please her little ones' fancies.
Originally, I was speculating using an old tshirt of Hubby's to upcycle into the shirt for Strapping Young Lad...but Hubby's tshirt was worn and "doppich" and I decided not to go to all the work of making something out of almost-worn-out material.... Know what I mean?
And here is the Strapping Young Lad in 1/2 of his new jammy set, with his freshly carved jack-o-lantern. And yes, we made him blow out the candle before he retired to his bed for the night. :)