Carolyn Pajamas Pattern
Fabric and Supplies
Light to medium-weight wovens such as cotton flannel, linen, quilting cottons, shirting, lawn, double gauze, rayon challis, silk crepe or charmeuse.
YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (SIZES 0-20)
45" / 1.15m
VIEW A: 0-8 = 5yd/4.6m, 10-14 = 5.5yd/5m, 16-20 = 5.75yd/5.25m
VIEW B: 0-8 = 5yd/4.6m, 10-14 = 5.5yd/5m, 16-20 = 5.75yd/5.25m
VIEW C: 0-8 = 3.5yd/3.2m, 10-20 = 4yd/3.7m
58" / 1.5m
VIEW A: 0-8 = 3.5yd/3.2m, 10-14 = 3.75yd/3.5m, 16-20 = 4.5yd/4.1m
VIEW B: 0-8 = 3.5yd/3.2m, 10-14 = 3.75yd/3.5m, 16-20 = 4.5yd/4.1m
VIEW C: 0-8 = 2.5yd/2.3m, 10-14 = 2.75yd/2.5m, 16-20 = 3.25yd/3m
YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (SIZES 14-32)
45" / 1.15m
VIEW A+B: 14-20 = 5.5yd/5m, 22-26 = 5.75yd/5.25m, 28-32 = 6.25yd/5.7m
VIEW C: 14-20 = 4.5yd/4.1m, 22-26 = 4.75yd/4.35m, 28-32 = 5yd/4.6m
58" / 1.5m
VIEW A+B: 14-20 = 4yd/3.7m, 22-26 = 4.25yd/3.9m, 28-32 = 5yd/4.6m
VIEW C: 14-20 = 3.25yd/3m, 22-26 = 3.5yd/3.2m, 28-32 = 4yd/3.7m
- Fusible interfacing (1 yard/.9m)
- 5-6 shirt buttons (10-15mm)
- 1.5" / 38mm wide elastic - 2 yards
- Marking tool
- Optional piping. Shirt = 3.5yds/3.2m, Pants/shorts = 2yds/1.8m
Sewing level: Intermediate
Sizes: 0-20 & 14-32 (see our sizing chart here)
Instructions: English or French
Print at Home File (Letter & A4): Sizes 0-20 (Pants: 32 pages, Top: 34 pages, Shorts: 16 pages), Sizes 14-32 (Pants: 42 pages, Top: 44 pages, Shorts: 24 pages), sizes are layered.
Copy Shop/A0 File: Sizes 0-20 (3.5 pages), Sizes 14-32 (6 pages), sizes are layered.
Related Sewing Tutorials
- How to Make Bias Tape & Piping
- How to Sew Piping
- How to Sew Knit Piping
- How to Sew a Notched Collar
- Elastic Waistband Finishes
- How to Sew Perfect Buttonholes
- How to Sew Hong Kong and Bias Bound Seams
- Pants Fitting Resources
Pattern Hacks & Inspiration
From the Closet Core Patterns Community
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!