Floral Carolyn Pajamas

Floral Carolyn Pajamas, Sew Pomona

I’m so happy to finally have some pretty- and matching-pajamas!  These make me feel much more stylish lounging about at home.  Especially since I always change into pj’s as soon as we’re in for the day after school.  I need more!  I’m so glad Heather released this new pattern as it’s just what’s missing in my wardrobe. Plus I finished just in time for the Carolyn Pajama Party !

Floral Carolyn Pajamas, Sew Pomona

Pattern:   

Carolyn Pajamas, View B w/out piping, Top Sz. 10, Pant Sz. 12, Closet Case Files

Fabric:   

 Green Thistle Cotton Lawn, 3 Yards (56″), Marcy Tilton

Notions:

Teal Silk Thread, Gutermann (Col.107) + 5 Matching Buttons + 1 ¼” sport elastic (all from Jo Ann’s)

Floral Carolyn Pajamas, Sew Pomona

I fell in love with this thistle print cotton lawn from Marcy Tilton but as I’m trying to stick with more solids in my basic wardrobe I wasn’t sure I’d want such a busy print.  But for pajamas it’s perfect, plus the sheerness of the fabric became a non issue.  This fabric is really so lovely.  And compared to the Liberty fabric I was eyeing a steal!  Easy to sew and oh so soft.

Floral Carolyn Pajamas, Sew Pomona

I cut my patterns in a size 10 Top and size 12 Pant, View B with cuffs and pocket. My fabric was 56″ Wide and I was able to cut the whole thing with a little less than 3 yards.   The fit was a bit tight through the thigh, so I just narrowed my seam allowance.  Not a big deal though and easy to fix on my next make.  I’m not sure the top is totally my style though with the curved collars. If I make this again I’ll probably redraft to a regular angled collar.  But the pants are FABULOUS!  I love the shape and fit, the faux fly is super cute, great pockets and they are so comfortable.  I’ll be making more of the pants for sure and maybe some shorts too for the summer for Pj’s and regular wear.

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The instructions were great and easy to follow, the only part I found tricky was the collar, and that’s all me.  I attached it the wrong direction 2x- how I don’t know.  It was fiddly to sew but after pressing looks good.   I used some linen left over from my Holly to face the collar and iron on interfacing for the placket facing but next time think I’ll skip it. For the waistband I used a sport elastic which was nice and soft but smaller then recommended so I just stitched a second row of topstitching.   All my seams are enclosed with french seams and I used bias to cover the interior fly and armhole seams.  I love that the insides are as pretty as the outside!

interior detail: front fly binding and side pocket with french seams
interior detail: front fly binding and side pocket with french seams
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Here you can really see the sheerness. I’m wearing these with my newest Watson Underwear set!

 

Floral Carolyn Pajamas, Sew Pomona

These are so pretty!  Love them!  My only problem came when I had to figure out where to take pics.  Too sheer for outside wear so indoors pics were the logical choice.  I wanted to show these pj’s sitting in bed but since we bedshare/cosleep our bedroom is not as beautiful as it once was. :) So once again thanks to my mom for my backdrop!  She has a beautiful bedroom with a lovely 4 poster bed.   And of course my little Ami had to photo-bomb my shoot with her cuteness!

 

13 thoughts on “Floral Carolyn Pajamas

  1. I love the print on these! I’ve been mentally sewing pj’s for a while now. Your set has inspired me to do it in the real world!

  2. Rebecca, these PJs are absolutely gorgeous!! I love your fabric choice – it’s so elegant and perfect for “fancy loungewear.” The print looks great on you, and the fit seems great as well. The more I see this pattern pop on people’s blogs, the more I want to give it a try! Thanks for the review and happy sleeping/lounging. :)

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