When they get to a certain age, kids become very difficult to sew for. Seems they'd rather die than be caught in mama made clothing! But PJs, now surely an 8 year old can get away with mama made PJs? Well, he likes them! And I was so pleased with my handiwork. I even button hole-d for the first time! :)
Again the cost of the fabric alone was more than the cost of buying a pair of PJs at Big W. DH told me that when he was a kid his mum used to sew a lot of his clothing, and she would have saved a fair bit of money doing it. Not so anymore, when did sewing your own clothes become a luxury?