I’m so excited to be part of the Shortie Nightgown & Bloomers pattern tour! Welcome to all of you visiting for the first time–I hope you feel inspired to look around a little after you see what I’ve done with Chelsea’s pattern.

Shortie Capri Pajamas | Mabey She Made It #capri #pajamas #kidsclothesweek #shortienightgown

I previously made up the shorties for Brynley as the pattern is, and they’re darling!

Shortie Nightgown and Bloomers sewn by Mabey She Made It | #pajamas #kidsclothes

It was such a fun pattern to sew up, that when Chelsea asked if I’d be part of her pattern tour I didn’t hesitate to jump on board.

For my second time around, Saige was the recipient (her pajamas are getting too short again) and I was excited to try a few little twists to the pattern–a Shortie Capri!

Make a Shortie Capri

First up, instead of cotton, I used knit. I love how soft knit is for pjs, so I wanted Saige to be comfy as well. I went with a super soft plum interlock (leftover from this dress) combined with a sweet baby rib knit from Girl Charlee. Even though I sized down a size to account for the stretch, I think I’d go down another size still since it’s a bit big on her still. But that’s a bit of a blessing too, since she’s growing so fast!

Shortie Capri Pajamas | Mabey She Made It #capri #pajamas #kidsclothesweek #shortienightgown


The second adjustment I made was turning the top around, adding a button, and calling the front the back. 🙂 I just like it this way.

Shortie Capri Pajamas | Mabey She Made It #capri #pajamas #kidsclothesweek #shortienightgown

And the third change was turning the shorties into capris. I just extended the leg straight down to the length I wanted, and you get a nice wide pant leg that’s super comfy. But I didn’t want them to be plain capris. In keeping with the idea of the Shortie, I created the casing as indicated in the pattern, but instead of running the elastic all the way around the leg, I just added a little elastic on the outside of the legs for interest and to pull the pant leg in just a bit. A button detail finished them off just for fun.

Shortie Capri Pajamas | Mabey She Made It #capri #pajamas #kidsclothesweek #shortienightgown

And the little miss thinks her Shortie Capris are pretty snuggly. Just right for hanging around with Teddy too.

Shortie Capri Pajamas | Mabey She Made It #capri #pajamas #kidsclothesweek #shortienightgown

If you like this pattern, Chelsea is offering a 20% discount on the Shortie Nightgown and Bloomers pattern right now, which is available in her Etsy Shop. Just use code: SHORTIE20

It’s day 4 of the tour, so there are lots of Shorties to be seen! Click on any of the names below to see what these other bloggers have done with the Shortie Nightgown & Bloomers pattern. If you don’t see it yet, they might still be coming up so check back!

Image Map
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
8 years ago

LOVE THESE! What a great idea. That would make them great for year round. Thanks for being on the tour!!

8 years ago

Love these as capris! Especially the elastic at the sides only. Really smart decision.

Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods

Oooo! I want a pair too! I love how soft they look!

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity on at our Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Hope to see more of your projects again on Saturday morning!

~ Ashley