Happy Tuesday! Since it’s my last official day to lounge (I start back at work on Wednesday), I wanted to make some Carolyn pajamas by Closet Case.

Their reputation definitely precedes itself, but that didn’t stop me from wanting to make this set.

I chose a palm leaf print fabric with pink piping for a lot of reasons. One, it’s Summer and I wanted a print to match the season. And two, palm leaf print pajamas (or anything) are LIFE! OHH-KAY??!

Now are the pajamas like a million little pattern pieces…yes, I didn’t count it, but there were a lot of pieces, but it was so worth it. Like of course I want trim, and pockets and collars. Give me all the pieces if it means I’m this fabulous. LOL.

To compare, last Christmas I made a pair of Scottie dog PJ’s using a big 4 pattern and I recall that there were far less pieces. Maybe like, 10? But I can’t be sure.

Back to the Carolyn Pajamas. It’s a loungewear set that can be either shorts or pants, long sleeve or short sleeve. I made shorts with short sleeves. It’s designed with a button up top and an elastic band for the bottom. I graded a size up for the shorts and top because I wanted to have actual room to lounge. After all, this is not designed to be a snug fit.

I feel like the instructions supported the pattern pieces. Does that sound weird? I mean, I feel like every pattern piece really belonged and was necessary…but also that the instructions were very thorough and clear. I don’t think there was a moment that I was lost or confused.

I did think there was a lot of topstitching but thinking back on it, it was pretty necessary. How else will all that piping lay still?

A final note…

I really love these PJs and they will be going with me everywhere (when we get to out)… and I’ll be wearing this set to bed as much as I can!



6 responses to “My new Carolyn Pajamas”

  1. Vanda Avatar

    Love it!


    1. R A V E N Avatar

      Thanks Vanda!


  2. Fran Leetch Avatar
    Fran Leetch

    I found a really cute pj outfit on Amazon and almost bought it to wear as a daytime outfit but decided it was to light of a fabric. This is the perfect pattern for it–including the piping. I’m looking forward to doing this outfit! By the way–you look fabulous in these pj’s!


    1. R A V E N Avatar

      Thank you Fran! Good luck with your pj’s


  3. Denise Syrett Avatar
    Denise Syrett

    Your pjs are so darling on you! I love the palm leaf fabric. You look so glamorous! I had looked at that pj pattern but wasn’t sure if I’d like it. Now I’m definitely getting it. Thanks for the pics and review!


    1. R A V E N Avatar

      Hi Denise! Thank you so much and I hope you enjoy making your new pjs!


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