Closet Case Carolyn Pajamas

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Why did I wait so long to make these beautifully designed and drafted pajamas from Closet Case Patterns?

There is so much to love with the pattern. I think what I like best is all the attention to the balance and finish of each piece.

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Sewing notes:

  • I sewed view B in size 8 (I’m 5′ 6.5″, bust 33.5″, waist 29″, hips 36″ at widest part across my upper thigh). The pattern site is kind enough to note that their model is 5’8″ and wearing a size 12. I wish more designers would give this information.
  • Fabric: Black/White Cotton/Lycra Poplin Shirting – Famous Dress Designer from Fabric Mart. Mystery, does anyone know the identity of the famous dress designer?
  • Since I used the cuff on the sleeve and pants, I constructed the top and bottom, except for the cuff, and then determined the length and fit for each.  I do recommend this – it would be a lot to ask of a pattern to simply fit everyone everywhere.
  • I like the appearance of piping, but not the fussiness of sewing it! I used 2″ wide bias strips instead, remnants from my recent Zadie jumpsuit. I love the color contrast against the black and white print. Fun stuff 🙂
  • Only change – I drafted a back neckline facing, rather than use the pattern approach. The facing enables easy and clean attachment of the collar, and it’s a simple addition.

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More happiness:

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I want more, and I’m looking for another large print in a similar substrate.

Great project, fantastic pattern. Ciao! Coco

10 thoughts on “Closet Case Carolyn Pajamas

  1. I think the “famous dress designer” is Maggie London. I’m in the final stages of sewing a shirtdress in this same fabric.

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  2. That looks like a luxurious set of PJs—i’ve been looking at this pattern, too. Hope the move goes well. We’ll mis al the beautiful pics of your garden. As snow just melted where I live my husband and I really enjoyed your lush garden 🙂 Abbey sees

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  3. Just fabulous, Coco! I really like the piping. Just love watching you create beautiful things. It inspires me to do more!

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  4. You are just too cute!! Love the idea of using bias strips instead of the piping which is probably a bit more fussy to sew. Why don’t ” I ” ever find any fabulous cotton/poplin lycra shirting..Famous Designer..on Fabric Mart??? I am going to start thinking with more of an open mind when perusing FM’s fabrics. I have gotten a few treasures but you beat us all! Thanks for sharing! Did you make an Easter dress?

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  5. I love jammies and your fabric choice takes it up a notch! I’ve been fussing with piping for the last three pairs and never thought of just using bias tape. You rock…again!

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