pattern testing · sewing for boys · Uncategorized · Up-Cycled

NEW! 11th Hour Gear from New Horizons

Well, this has been one…rough…week. The stomach flu really hit our family hard (as I’m sure it has for many families). We’ve been hiding away in our little Island home, trying to combat this thing. And subsequently, been living in our PJ’s all week!

So the release of New Horizons new pattern couldn’t have come at a better time. The 11th Hour Gear PJ and Loungewear has been perfect cozy clothes for the kids to snuggle up in while they recover from the flu.

And, who better to snuggle with than your best bud? I tell ya, these two are inseparable 😉


So, here are the details about the 11 Hour Gear:


This pattern includes both the shirt and pants, and both have lots of variations.

For the shirt:

  • Super cool (optional) front pocket.
  • Different sleeve lengths range from muscle tee, short and long sleeve.

The pants:

  • Joggers
  • Straight leg (can be sewn in knits or wovens!)
  • Shorts (can be sewn in knits or wovens!)
  • Pockets (optional)
  • Elastic, knit waistband with optional drawstring
  • Optional faux fly
  • Optional knee patches

For my son’s version, I opted for the long-sleeved shirt and joggers with the drawstring. The shirt is actually an awesome scrap buster! I told you all I was going to try to use up all my scraps, right? This is perfect!

This Riley Blake fox fabric was left over from a Dublin Dolman (also a New Horizons pattern) I did for his sister last Fall. You can find that post HERE. And the blue fabric was up-cycled from one of Daddy’s t-shirts that didn’t fit anymore. The joggers are French terry from Raspberry Creek Fabrics Club line. Super cozy! <3


Normally, I don’t bother with eyelets or drawstrings. My kids never use them and usually just end up losing the drawstring anyway. But an elderly family friend is slowly purging her sewing tools and materials, and recently gave me an old (but still in the package and un-used) set of eyelet and snaps pliers. So, why not?….


BTW: I was running a fever while taking these totally out-of-focus pics. Don’t judge me….lol! Anyway, I am thinking of confiscating my husband’s old camera from his photography days. He never uses it anymore and it just sits up in our closet, un-used. What’s mine is yours, right? 😉


And we couldn’t leave little sister out!


I used the same RCF Club striped French terry for her joggers, but I embellished them with scraps of that coveted navy floral French terry I used for my Elevation hoodies (from my last post). I told you none of it would go to waste! These joggers are an awesome scrap buster too, it seems. WIN! 😀



For her shirt, I used scraps of the softest rayon spandex French terry from Knitpop. I had used this material to make myself a pair of Pegleg leggings from Patterns for Pirates. They are super comfy and have been great to wear while I’ve been sick, but you will NEVER find me out of the house in them. I know leggings are a big thing right now, but I just can’t justify leaving the house in pants that show every nook and cranny of my heinie. Lol 😉

Wait…did she just say that?


Head on over to New Horizons to get this awesome pattern now, while it’s still on sale!

11 Hour Gear Pj’s and Loungewear

Happy sewing! 😀