Carolyn Pajamas Pattern
Designed for chic lounging, the Carolyn Pajamas are thoughtfully tailored and supremely comfortable.
The Carolyn top features a classic notched collar, curved hem and breast pocket with three sleeve options. For a matching pajama set, choose between a straight-legged pant (with or without cuff) or a cuffed short. Both pants and shorts feature an elasticized waist, pockets and a faux fly. Personalize Carolyn by adding contrasting piping details for an elegant finish.
Pattern Difficulty: IntermediateLearn more about how we rank pattern difficulty.
Yardage (sizes 0-20) - 45” / 1.14 m wide
VIEW A ~ Sizes 0-8 = 5 yd (4.6 m), Sizes 10-14 = 5.5 yd (5 m), Sizes 16-20 = 5.75 yd (5.25 m)
VIEW B ~ Sizes 0-8 = 5 yd (4.6 m), Sizes 10-14 = 5.5 yd (5m), Sizes 16-20 = 5.75 yd (5.25m)
VIEW C ~ Sizes 0-8 = 3.5 yd (3.2 m), Sizes 10-20 = 4 yd (3.7 m)
Yardage (sizes 0-20) - 58” / 1.5 m wide
VIEW A ~ Sizes 0-8 = 3.5 yd (3.2 m), Sizes 10-14 = 3.75 yd (3.5 m), Sizes 16-20 = 4.5 yd (4.1 m)
VIEW B ~ Sizes 0-8 = 3.5 yd (3.2 m), Sizes 10-14 = 3.75 yd (3.5 m), Sizes 16-20 = 4.5 yd (4.1m)
VIEW C ~ Sizes 0-8 = 2.5 yd (2.3 m), Sizes 10-14 = 2.75 yd (2.5 m), Sizes 16-20 = 3.25 yd (3 m)
Yardage (sizes 14-32) - 45” / 1.14 m wide
VIEW A+B ~ Sizes 14-20 = 5.5 yd (5 m), Sizes 22-26 = 5.75 yd (5.25 m), Sizes 28-32 = 6.25 yd (5.7 m)
VIEW C ~ Sizes 14-20 = 4.5 yd (4.1 m), Sizes 22-26 = 4.75 yd (4.35 m), Sizes 28-32 = 5yd (4.6 m)
Yardage (sizes 14-32) - 58” / 1.5 m wide
VIEW A+B ~ Sizes 14-20 = 4 yd (3.7 m), Sizes 22-26 = 4.25 yd (3.9 m), Sizes 28-32 = 5 yd (4.6 m)
VIEW C ~ Sizes 14-20 = 3.25 yd (3 m), Sizes 22-26 = 3.5 yd (3.2 m), Sizes 28-32 = 4 yd (3.7 m)
- Fusible interfacing:1 yd (0.9 m)
- 5-6 shirt buttons (10-15 mm)
- 1.5" (38 mm) wide elastic - 2 yards (1.8 m)
- Marking tool
- Optional piping. Shirt = 3.5 yds (3.2 m)
- Pants/shorts = 2 yds (1.8 m)
PDP File Details
|Sizes 0-20||Sizes 14-32|
|Letter / A4||Pants: 32 pages, Top: 34 pages, Shorts: 16 pages||Pants: 42 pages, Top: 44 pages, Shorts: 24 pages|
|Copyshop / A0||3.5 pages||6 pages|
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From the Closet Core Community
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Great project to improve my beginner-ish sewing skills! I learned about French Seams, Piping, and the notched collar :) They really make the PJs a level up from my prior attempts! Instructions were so nice to follow - and because it is a popular pattern you can find tips/video if you aren't sure. I love the shorts/top together - but also separate. Can't wait to make more! Thank you :)
The Pattern was so easy with Lauren’s sew along. First time I did buttonholes and piping turned out so cute. Thank you! I love when you can find sew-along video for patterns.
I have made these in long, short, with piping and without - I love them! One pair I made as actual pajamas, but I wear them out in the world as well: the long shirt and pants in linen are dreamy and look great for casual wear. Someday I will make a dressy version for a more dressy look.
I have only seen these made up. I have not been able to get my pattern to printer yet. I plan to make a few sets for myself once I have a summer break from teaching.
This was first time making these pyjamas and I love them, I okan on making many more.
I’m a beginner clothing maker, and found this pattern to be straightforward. I finished my pajamas a few months ago and have worn them almost every night since - love them and can’t wait to make another set!