The Night Before Christmas Day 2: Movies, Muffins & 24 Days of Christmas Books

On the Second day of The Night Before Christmas.... My true love gave to meeee..... Oh wait, wrong song.  

Welcome back for day TWO of our series.  Today we have Crystal From Ginger Dimples sharing her holiday take on the classic Fishsticks Designs Pajama Party PJ's and Kara from the Leighlee Collection showing us the Bedtime Story  Pajamas by Oliver & S.

*Oliver&S is offering a RARE discount of 20% off this pattern Today through Dec 7th  with the code: NIGHTBEFORE20 (offer expires 12/7 at 11:59 ET)

Both Sets of Pajamas are so cute, both can be for boys or girls, and both just look perfect for Christmas!  Read on to see some adorableness and to hear about these ladies holiday traditions...


Hey!  Crystal from Ginger Dimples here!  I was asked to share my family’s holiday traditions so here we go!
My family has a lot of tradition when it comes to Christmas.  Our biggest one is where we have a giant snack & present fest on Christmas Eve at my mom’s house.  It’s a big production, it’s noisy, it’s crazy and it’s exhaustingly fun.    Oddly enough, this is NOT my favorite of our traditions.  I actually love Christmas morning the best.  It’s quiet and calm since we did most of our chaotic stuff the night before.  My husband and I get to spend time with just the kids making memories and bonding with each other.  Christmas morning there are a few presents to open…we keep it small so we can get to the good stuff- breakfast and a movie.  Last year, we did Santa pancakes, but this year, my plans are Merry Muffins and Christmas cocoa.  It’s easy and the kids love it.  It’s also easy to eat while we watch some classic Rudolph, Jack Frost, Frosty and Santa Clause is Coming To town.  Just the kids, us, and the memories-  you really can’t beat that.

Did you notice Obren’s Jim Jams (“pajamas” as normal people refer to them)?  I made them using the Pajama Party Pattern by Fishsticks designs.

  Obren needed jammies since Aurelia has a bazillion pairs.  I didn't have a ton of time to make them thanks to my self-created massive Christmas craft list, so thankfully they don’t take as long as they look like they would.  Fast & festive.  I’m all over that.   I love how the design does the thinking for you about where to place your contrast fabrics.  Christmas crafting leaves little time for thought.  The sleeves aren’t supposed to be cuffed up like they are in the pics, but when you’re stuffing your face full of muffins, you make wardrobe adjustments.  They’re a little big because I made a size 2 instead of 18 months… I guess I think he’s fatter than he really is.  The kid eats enough.  Did you notice the double fist-ing and the full mouth at one time?  Watch out Santa!  He’s after your job.  
Happy Holidays to you, whichever you celebrate.  I hope this time of year is full of joy and memory making for you and yours.


the night before Christmas

What is your favorite Christmas tradition?  If you are like my family, you can claim several Christmas traditions that help you celebrate this wonderful season. Each day in December, my kids open one gift to count down the days to Christmas Eve.  Each gift is a Christmas book, some are about Santa and some are about the birth of Jesus.  The last book is opened on Christmas Eve,  "The Night Before Christmas".

Getting ready to open the first book of Christmas 2013.  They are so excited.  

Reading the first book in matching PJ's by Oliver + S.  Ironically, these are the Bedtime Story Pajamas.

I love that the PJ's are unisex.  My son really likes that it reminds him of his karate shirt.

The pattern comes in a PDF format that is fairly simple to follow.  It may take a few steps to become familiar with the format the instructions are written in, but it is a very simple pattern to follow.

This is what most of my evening consisted of, lots of giggling and being silly.  Sometimes fixing the hair is more important!

I love how easy and fast this pattern sews up, it only took me a couple of hours to complete.

The fit is nice and they are very comfy!  These are so "soft and cozy" because I used flannel.  Everyone loved them!  You could easily use woven cotton to make these PJ's.

And a good twirl is always in order!

The contrasting trim ties on both sides to close the top and is repeated on the cuff of the pants.  

I have one happy little girl!

I am doing a sew-along for Whimsical Fabric in December.  If you love these PJ's as much as I do, come sew them with me on the Whimsical Fabric Sew-Along Facebook page.


Happy Sewing!



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