Is Today A Hangout Day?

Every morning, my 4-year-old and I go through the same routine.

A: “Mom, is today a hangout day?”

Me: “No, bud, today is a school day.”

A: “Can today please be a hangout day?”

If it were up to him, every day would be a stay home in our jammies and hang out – AKA play games, read books, and watch movies. As winter break quickly approaches, we’ll be having more days when I can happily tell him that “Yes! Today is a hangout day!”

I wanted to make some fun jammies out of the amazing Waves and Dragons double brushed polyester (DBP) from 42 Custom Fabric I had the chance to sew up! They would make fantastic gifts for the entire family, but I wanted to make sure I didn’t break the bank getting all the different patterns as there are 4 of us now. Enter free patterns! Here are some amazing free pajama patterns for the whole family!

First up, the Movie Night Pajamas by Sew a Little Seam for my 17-month-old little lady! This easy to assemble all in one pattern is available for free with a code from their Facebook page. It comes with a large number of options for both the top and bottom. For this project I went with the long, hemmed pant with the yoga waist and the regular, long sleeved plain crew neck options. I used an ivory DBP to bring out the fine detail in the dragon claws. The 18mo size was absolutely a perfect fit and it was a breeze to sew up!

For the little man, it was a combination of the Brindille and Twig Ringer Tee, available for free on their website, and the Duck Butt Designs Plain Pant, available free with a code from their Facebook group. Both were very easy to assemble and sew up and have a handful of options. I wanted something simple to show off the dragons, so again I went with the long, hemmed pant and the long-sleeved shirt. His favorite color is red, so I paired his dragons with a wine DBP. The look on his face when he saw them said it all!

For myself, I used the Halla Patterns Sleep Shorts and the Laundry Day Tee by Love Notions, both available free with codes from their respective Facebook groups. I used the long sleeve, tunic length, round neck for the top. I especially loved the page guide in the Love Notions instructions. For the bottom, I wanted a long pant so I added 5” to the bottom of the existing pant option. After finishing them up, I do wish I had added a few additional inches as they barely reached my ankle. Both patterns were super quick and easy. The royal blue DBP was perfect for highlighting the incredible wave detail of the pants. They are extremely comfortable and perfect for hangout days!

Finally, I chose the 5 out of 4 Patterns free Pajama Pant but with an adjusted the top to allow for a yoga style waistband out of a light sage DBP for my hubby. Among the many fabulous things about this great dragon fabric is that it can be paired with so many colors and look stunning! I ended up having to cut small holes for a drawstring, however, because the waist was too big. Navy braided cord from Joann’s to the rescue.

This is when my plan hit a small snag. Turns out, there are no free men’s shirts! In my extensive search, I did manage to discover a new (to me) designer that specializes in boys and men’s clothing! I snatched up the Berlin Tee by Toby K. Patterns during their Black Friday Sale and got to work. The pattern has a seemingly unlimited number of sleeve, hem, and neckline options. I kept with my simple jammie theme and made the plain, long sleeve, crew neck. I will certainly be using this pattern to make more tees for him! He’s very picky about fit, but really loved this one!

Now that we’re all sporting our magnificent Dragons and Waves matching (yet not matching) jams, we’re ready for our next hangout day adventure! We’re thinking a day filled with fun books, Candyland, and maybe some Goonies or Princess Bride!

Happy sewing! And have a fun hangout day!!

**All of the coordinating fabric is from So Sew English Fabrics.

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