I stumbled on this great Star Wars fabric at JoAnn's and knew my son would love a pair of pajamas made from them. I grabbed my Sewing For Boys book, fabric, notions and set off to make them.
The one major problem I did have was both a problem I made and a problem with the book instructions, the fabric amount. The book called for 2 yards of fabric for both the top and pants to make the size 4/5. So I bought 1.5 yards, which I hate to say is what I normally do. I have found through the years that pattern makers tend to over estimate the amount you need and I have always managed to squeeze the pattern onto much less, so I buy much less. The problem came in when I realized that you really needed closer to 2.5 yards to make both. That is where the extra trip to the store came in to play. I ended up buying the matching blue texture print (another 1.5 yards) to make the pants and contrasting front facings. Oh well, lesson learned. I actually like it better this way, and the fabric I found was a perfect match, so what could be better than that? Next time I will be purchasing 2.5 yards in order to make this size, and honestly that isn't taking into account that this was a directional print. If you are making these pajamas in a directional print in the 4/5 size, buy 3 yards in order to have enough, you won't be sorry! Trust me, I was cursing all the way to JoAnn Fabrics.