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digital bedtime story pajamas sewing pattern

digital bedtime story pajamas sewing pattern
Price: $13.95
Brand: Oliver + S
Item: OLV-OS008BT
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Sweet dreams! Boy's or girl's wrap-style pajama top sewing pattern features a band collar, on-seam sleeves, and full-front crossover wrap styling with ties at underarm. Elasticized pull-on children's pajama pant sewing pattern features one-piece legs (no side seams for extra comfort) and a bound hem at the leg openings.

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digital bedtime story pajamas sewing pattern
  • Digital Patterns

    This style is provided as a digital pattern. It may be printed on both home printers (using either 8 1/2" x 11" or A4 paper) and at service bureaus that handle 36" wide sheets. When you complete your order, you will be provided with a unique code to instantly download the pattern. See our digital product policy for full details.


    Boy's or girl's pajamas. Wrap-style pajama top features band collar, on-seam sleeves, and full-front crossover wrap styling with ties at underarm. Pull-on pajama pants have one-piece legs (no side seam); bound, elasticized waistband casing; and bound hem at leg openings.

    Skills Used

    Each of our patterns calls on a unique set of sewing skills. Haven't ever done one of these things before? Don't worry. We'll walk you through it, step by step.

    After successfully sewing this pattern, you will have developed the following skills: bias binding.

    Suggested Fabrics

    Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like quilting cottons, batiste, broadcloth, chambray, denim, flannel, or seersucker; and lightweight linen.


    Thread, 1 yard 3/4"-wide elastic for the pants.

    bedtime story pajamas sewing pattern

    Fabric Guide (fabric width: 44"-45")

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T
    Top, Main Fabric 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 7/8 yard 7/8 yard 1 yard
    Top, Trim Fabric 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard
    Pants, Main Fabric 1/2 yard 5/8 yard 5/8 yard 5/8 yard 3/4 yard
    Pants, Trim Fabric 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard

    SIZE 4 5 6 7 8
    Top, Main Fabric 1 1/8 yard 1 3/8 yard 1 3/4 yard 1 3/4 yard 1 7/8 yard
    Top, Trim Fabric 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard
    Pants, Main Fabric 7/8 yard 7/8 yard 1 yard 1 1/8 yard 1 1/4 yard
    Pants, Trim Fabric 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard

    Finished Measurements

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T
    Top Length 11 1/2" 12 1/4" 13" 14 1/4" 15 1/2"
    Sleeve Length* 13 1/2" 14" 15" 15 3/4" 16 3/4"
    Top Chest 21" 22" 22 1/2" 23" 24"
    Pants Length 14 3/8" 15 1/8" 16 1/2" 17 1/2" 20 1/2"
    Pant Hip 22" 23" 24" 24 1/2" 25 1/2"

    SIZE 4 5 6 7 8
    Top Length 17" 18 1/2" 19 1/2" 21" 22 1/2"
    Sleeve Length* 18 3/4" 20 1/2" 22 1/2" 24 1/4" 26 1/4"
    Top Chest 25" 26" 27" 28" 29"
    Pants Length 23 5/8" 26 1/2" 28 1/2" 30 1/2" 32 1/2"
    Pant Hip 26 1/2" 27 1/2" 28 1/2" 29 1/2" 30 1/2"

    * Sleeve measured from center back neck


  • English System
    Size Chest
    6-12M 19 19 ½ 19 ½ 27-29 17-22
    12-18M 19 ¾ 20 ½ 20 ½ 29-31 22-27
    18-24M 20 ½ 21 21 31-33 27-30
    2T 21 21 22 33-36 30-33
    3T 21 ½ 21 23 36-39 33-36
    4 22 ½ 21 ½ 24 39-42 36-39
    5 23 ½ 22 25 ½ 42-45 39-44
    6 24 ½ 22 ½ 26 ½ 45-49 45-55
    7 25 ½ 23 27 ½ 49-52 56-64
    8 26 ½ 23 ½ 28 ½ 52-54 65-72


    Metric System
    Size Chest
    6-12M 48 50 50 69-74 8-10
    12-18M 50 52 51 74-79 10-12
    18-24M 52 53 56 79-84 12-14
    2T 53 53 56 84-91 14-15
    3T 55 53 58 91-99 15-16
    4 57 55 61 99-107 16-18
    5 60 56 65 107-114 18-20
    6 62 57 67 114-124 20-25
    7 65 58 70 124-132 25-29
    8 67 60 72 132-137 29-33


  • Average rating: (4.8 of 5) based on 17 reviews

    Easy to sew, perfect fit and so comfy
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 01/11/2018
    I am an absolute beginner, but oliver + S patterns are so easy to follow, that I recommend them to everyone I know. This pattern turned out true to measurements listed and is the perfect fit. I am sewing especially the pants at the moment, because my girls find them so comfy, that they requested them in a variety of fabrics.
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    Adorable for Christmas pajamas
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 01/02/2018
    I made Christmas pajamas for my little boy. Everything fits like puzzle pieces! I used quilting cotton but may switch to flannel or double gauze for more soft feels.
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    Great Pattern!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 12/15/2017
    I made a Christmas version of the Bedtime Story pajamas. They fit my daughter perfectly, and she seems to feel very comfort in them! I like the tie in the outside, but next time, I may substitute for a snap on the inside tie. This pattern makes an adorable set of pjs!
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    Nice project
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 11/20/2017
    I'm glad I measured my girls because they are petit and I had to make the pyjamas 1-2 sizes smaller for both of them. It wasn't obvious to me that the seam allowances were included, but I realized they were. I added snap buttons where both ribbons go because my girls weren't able to tie the ribbons themselves. On the second pair, I made the neckband and leg band wider which looks better I think. The girls love them :)
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    Very easy and clear instructions
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 01/07/2017
    Very easy to sew, many straight lines. The pattern is original and the result is very nice. Better for younger children in my opinion.
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    Easy to sew, great result
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 12/06/2016
    Made three different sizes, the pattern instructions are clear, the pieces are quick to stitch. I really appreciated finding a unique style PJ that worked up so easily and looks great.
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    Delightful to sew!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 10/15/2016
    I loved making these for my granddaughter. The pattern is clear and concise and the final result is great.
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    Great pattern
    Reviewed by on 05/22/2016
    As yet I havent sewn this pattern. I have joined all the pieces together which was very straightforward and the sewing instructions seem very easy to follow.
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    Reviewed by on 03/21/2015
    My sons were desperate I finally made them something. A year of self taught sewing behind me I needed something easy with clear instructions. I trusted the positive reviews and I'm glad I did. The bedtime pattern didn't disappoint! The boys chose the bedtime pyjamas and the fabric, and they're very delighted of what turned up! I hardly have the time to wash & dry them. The fit is perfect. I used the measurement table which is highly reliable to cut a different lenghth and width.
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    Great pattern
    Reviewed by on 03/18/2015
    I am new to sewing, but I felt that this pattern was a cinch to sew! Lovely directions and pictures to guide me through each step. Great for a beginner sewing project or anyone who wants to make cute pajamas!
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    Great pjs!
    Reviewed by on 02/19/2015
    I loved working with this pattern. It was simple and satisfying and fast after the first one. The only trouble I had was with the binding but once I did it my usual way (to sew it to the wrong side first, fold over then top stitch on the right side of the garment) I was happy. Thank you Liesl for another wonderful pattern.
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    Super fast to sew
    Reviewed by on 02/18/2015
    Well I am not the fastest at sewing but I manage to finish the pants in 1.5h (pre-cut). I haven't made the kimono yet but the pants are superb - I made 2 pairs for my little boy and he loves them, comfy and cute. Patter itself is great quality - easy to stick together and all notches etc align properly - nice and easy. I will never buy any pajamas again thanks to Liesl! Thank you!
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    bedtime story PJs pants - digital.
    Reviewed by on 01/10/2015
    Overall I enjoyed working with the pattern. The instructions are pretty clear. The the waist band instructions did give me a bit of trouble. I'm new to sewing, but was able to figure it out and my son had PJ bottoms for his school's PJ day. Still need to try and make the top.
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    LoVe ThiS PJ's!
    Reviewed by on 11/03/2014
    it was (like always) a perfect pattern and perfect fit for my little girl...... only thing i did was change the ribbons for snaps...
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    Reviewed by on 10/13/2014
    I have made the pants several times in several of the sizes. My kids are average height, slightly lean, and I find the pattern runs slightly large, which is great because I will get more than one season's use of them. I have only made the top once (to make a matching set of Japanese triple gauze cotton with Liberty floral trim--exquisite!--PJs for my daughter), and it lived up to my expectations.
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    Oh, how I love these pj's!
    Reviewed by on 03/08/2014
    Gorgeous and quick to sew. This is my most favourite pyjama ever. They have such a lovely look. The tie front is so sweet. I use cotton webbing for the inside ties as it grips a little better. Some girls have struggled with the edge of the front band. I have blogged what I do if you would like a peep. http://fiveandcounting-motherof5.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/quick-bedtime-story-tutorial.html As you will see, it also makes a lovely blouse! http://www.flickr.com/photos/motherof5/6085054529/in/set-72157625616572510 I found the bottoms a bit snug for a cloth nappy so I did a easy tute for sizing up. http://fiveandcounting-motherof5.blogspot.com.au/2011/01/bedtime-story-pjs-for-big-bottom.html The only problem with this pattern is that it only goes up to a size 8 (but it is very roomy)
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    Fun and unique pajamas
    Reviewed by on 08/01/2013
    I made all three of my kiddos a pair of these for Christmas this year. They looked to cute on them! They are a quick and fun sew.
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  • Errata

    1. In the first printed version of this pattern, the Top Chest and the Pants Length measurements were printed incorrectly on the pattern envelope. Please refer to the measurements chart under the "details" tab for the correct values. This error has been corrected in the digital version of this pattern.
    2. In the first release of the digital version of this pattern, there was a minor error in the pattern printing instructions section found on page 3. The document said that the last two pages were full-sized pattern sheets and could be set to a service bureau. In fact, only the last page of the document is a full-sized pattern sheet. This error has been corrected in the version of the digital pattern available now.



    Determining Which Printing You Have

    As errata are discovered, they are marked for correction in subsequent printings of the pattern. To determine which printing of an instruction sheet or pattern sheet you have, look at the copyright box which appears on each. Toward the bottom of the box, there is a series of numbers.

    The lowest number you see there indicates which printing you have. For example, if the lowest number in the box on the instruction sheet is "2," you have an instruction sheet from the second printing. Any errors in the instructions mentioned for the first printing have been corrected in your version. If the lowest number in the box on the pattern sheet is "1," you have a copy of the pattern sheet from the first printing.

    Pattern sheets and instructions sheets can be printed separately, so be sure to check the errata notices for pattern pieces against the printing number on the pattern sheet and errata notices for instructions against the printing number on the instruction sheet.


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