My new Carolyn Pajamas

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!


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