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Ruffle Popover Top PJ’s

Day 2 of Kids Clothes week, and I’m sticking to quick and easy projects that use up some of my little fabric stash. I made ruffle popover top pj’s for one of my girls.

I bought this floral jersey knit from Girl Charlee a few months ago. I had intended to make a top for one of the girls, but it the fabric felt too thin. Every time I touched it I thought it would be much better for pajamas. Caroline managed to make a cute t-shirt with the same fabric, but even after I saw hers I couldn’t get the pajamas out of my head.

Ruffled Popover Pajamas | Radiant Home Studio

I had less than a yard to work with, but with some creative piecing I managed to make a little tank top and capri length pants. For the top I used the free Popover Sundress pattern from Oliver + S. I just shortened the length to make a loose fitting top. I had to add a 4 in. panel down the middle of the top, and then I used some scraps to add ruffles to the front.

I think it would be fun to make the dress again with woven fabric and add a few ruffles down the front in a contrasting fabric.

Ruffled Popover Top Pajamas | Radiant Home Studio

I stitched the whole thing using a twin needle. (I have two whole posts about twin needles if you want to know more.) I have a serger, but the serged edge can be rough. I wanted the inside of pajamas to be as comfortable as possible. I actually managed some tiny french seams with the twin needle.

I did not use a pattern for the pants. I traced a pair of shorts for the basic shape , added seam allowances, and made them the appropriate length. For the bottom of the pants, I used elastic thread in the bobbin with the twin needle. I folded the raw edge up and stitched along the seam lines about 6 in.

Shirred Pajama Pants | Radiant Home Studio

Here’s a close up of the straps and other details.

Knit Popover Top with Ruffles | Radiant Home Studio

Just FYI…the popover sundress works well with knit fabrics. Just choose a thicker, more stable knit for the top and straps to give it some structure!

4 thoughts on “Ruffle Popover Top PJ’s

  1. These pajamas look so comfy and cute! The ruffles on the front are absolutely ADORABLE! Thanks for the link back to us.

    http://www.girlcharlee.com

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      You are welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Tiana Palmer says:

    Love these! And I have some knit fabric I’ve been trying to find something to do with.:)

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      Tomorrow I’m posting another knit top – one of my favorite girl patterns. I’ve made several and it’s very quick and easy!

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