Sometimes a quick sew can be so, so rewarding. Like sewing up a set up shark pj’s for my shark-obsessed kiddo. His reaction when he came home from school to hot off the machine pajamas was priceless! Bonus, it’s pajama day at school today so this kid is set!
He was all in for taking photos too! He excitedly ratteled off fact after fact about sharks. Did you know that the Bull Shark can kill a person in the least amount of bites? Or that the Whale Shark is the biggest shark? As he read this book to me he kept telling me little bits of info followed by “But I already knew that”. I love that he is so passionate about learning all that he can!
On our trip to Monterey last summer, he was in awe of all the sharks at the aquarium and used his precious souvenier money for this giant hammerhead shark. His big brothers continue to tease him to this day about his splurge but let me tell you, that shark is one of his most prized possessions. It was well worth it and has been so well-loved. (Here he’s telling me all about how the hammerhead can see in all directions to look for food and how there are plates in it’s head for ramming into predators.)
For these pajamas I used Riley Blake’s Sharks Novelty Blue and Fins Novelty Light Blue paired with Grey 1/2″ knit stripes. I love the stripes with the shark prints for a boy look that’s not too babyish.
For these quick and easy pajamas, I used the FREE Walk the Plank pajama pants from Patterns for Pirates paired with the Oliver + S School Bus T-shirt (sized up one for a looser fit). I sewed up a size 5 waist with a 7 length for the pants and a straight size 5 for the knee-length shorts. The pajama pants are available for the whole family and are a great wardrobe staple. They are loose fitting but not too huge and I always find the fit pretty spot on. They make a great project for anyone just learning to sew too!
Make sure to check out your local quilt and fabric shops for this cute fabric. If you have a little shark lover you will make their day! No scary sharks here, just one happy little man!
Fabric was sponsored by Riley Blake Designs but all opinions and shark facts are my own 😉