Beautiful outside and in!
A review of Closet Core Patterns Carolyn Pajamas
The ultimate pyjama pattern!
I made the short sleeved shirt and shorts version. The instructions were fantastic and I also used the blog posts on the closet case website. On waistband finishes and sewing the collar.
I love that they have included finishes to make the insides beautiful, and also to keep it smooth against your skin! There are detailed steps for French seams and inserting piping. I decided to so French seams on all exposed areas (side seams, shoulders, sleeves, pockets) and I’m so pleased with how this has ups killed my sewing.
Sizing wise I followed the chart for my measurements which put me in a 10 bust, 12 waist and 14 hips. I made a size 10 shirt which fits lovely, but I’m considering sizing up for next time for a bit more wiggle room. I followed their advice to make the size 14 shorts and then made the elastic smaller to fit my waist. This has worked perfectly and I now have shorts that can fit over my thighs but don’t fall down!
I wouldn’t choose this as a beginner pattern, but advanced beginners onwards would enjoy this!