You know that sweet moment when you find the perfect pattern to match with those three yards of fabric you have no idea why you bought in the first place and they come together to create me-made magic!?
Well… read on friend.
I’ve been wanting to make the Carolyn Pjs for a while. I love the classic menswear look of this pattern. The notch collar, bold piping, the pockets. I also love the idea of a matching pj set. Nothing makes you feel less sloppy when walking around the house with bed head and no makeup like a matching set of pajamas!
I have to admit, I was a little intimidated by this pattern. The piping and the notch collar could have turned out to be a hot mess. But as usual, Heather’s instructions are so clear and concise, she makes it easy to be successful. I sewed a size 2 and didn’t make any adjustments. I also love the clean finishes of the insides. When you are done sewing this set you really feel like you’ve got a professionally finished outfit.
I bought this fun stamp print fabric at a small sidewalk fabric shop on the lower east side when I was living in NYC. This shop was down the street from the restaurant I worked at and I’d always walk through when I passed it. I think the yellow initially caught my eye but I never would have bought this fabric had I not put my hands on it. It looks like it would be a simple cotton shirting or something but its so soft and slinky! I’m guessing it definitely is some sort of viscose blend. I’ve held onto it for so long and had no idea what to make with it. I almost was going to give up on it when the pajama idea came into my head. I think it worked perfectly for this project and is so comfortable!
See these pjs in motion:
SKIP TO THE END?
Pattern: Closet Case Files Carolyn Pajamas
Fabric: Stamp print rayon blend from stash
Notions: Navy buttons from stash, navy piping
Finishes:Serged seams, clean finished facings and cuffs
Sew it again? I’d love to try and make this pattern in a knit!
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