More Carolyn PJs…

pj2 2

Straight from bed into my new Closet Case Carolyn Pajamas! That sounds backward, but I don’t actually sleep in my PJs.

I do love to wear them on rainy days (that cozy factor) and in the evening after my shower.

These have been in the sewing loft for over a week, pending photos. I do this all the time and I need to get them into my closet 🙂

This is my second pair of these super comfortable and cute PJs (first version here). Making them – layout, cutting, construction – is a rather big project, but it’s also fun because of all the details.


Screen Shot 2019-04-05 at 8.44.41 PM

pj2 1

Sewing notes:

  • I sewed a straight size 8, View B, which has the cuffs on sleeves and pant legs.
  • This wonderfully cool and wrinkle-free fabric is chocolate/off-white cotton/lycra poplin shirting from Fabric Mart’s NY Designer category.  I looked at it for days before it went on sale for 60% off – I was really fortunate to get it.
  • Once again I applied bias edging details instead of piping. This time I used double-fold quilt binding, pressed open and cut to 2″ wide. It’s poly/cotton (no shrinking to speak of), and is a nice weight for an edging. It’s also available in a myriad of colors.pj2 top

pj2 edging

I like the fit of the pants so much that I’m planning a couple pairs to wear with a sleep shirt.

Something else got moved out of the loft this morning as well. This dress was on Emile for 4 weeks as part of the staging when the house was on the market!

dress 1

It’s Simplicity 8640 (purchased on Etsy), in Traveling Bananas, a cotton/rayon/linen blend from Fabric Mart’s Hawaiian Designer.

dress 2

Parting shot – my resident doves. I know they had a baby earlier this spring, because the three of them spent hours sitting together on the fence and ground-feeding once the juvenile was out of the nest. I had to take this photo from inside the house because they startle so easily. Beautiful.


Bye for now – Coco

6 thoughts on “More Carolyn PJs…

  1. Hi Coco, I was drooling over the chocolate fabric from FabricMart. Glad to see it in action-it is gorgeous, as are your Carolyn pjs. You are selling your house? I need to catch up.


  2. Love you and your jammies. I’m sure you know about Farmhouse Fabrics. I’ve gotten some beautiful cotton bundles there-very high quality cotton shirtings.

    Linen pillowcases have helped with the night sweats. Linen sheets are nice. Marcy Tilton has 108” wide Pratesi linen, which I have used for a top sheet and cases.

    Of course it’s still winter here in the Chicago suburbs.

    Take care! Karen

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. I would not have guessed the outfit was sewn from a PJ pattern. It is very chic sewn in the unique print fabric and accented with piping. And the pants have pockets too!.


Comments are closed.