Carolyn Pajama Pattern
Designed for chic lounging, the Carolyn Pajamas are thoughtfully tailored with a modern, figure flattering cut.
The Carolyn top features a classic notched collar, curved hem and breast pocket with three sleeve options. For a matching pajama set, choose between a straight legged pant (with or without cuff) or a cuffed short. Both pants and shorts feature an elasticized waist, pockets and a faux fly. Personalize Carolyn by adding contrasting piping details for an elegant finish.
Sizes: Currently available in sizes 0-20 only
- See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here.
- Model notes: Our model is 5'-8" and is wearing a size 12.
Carolyn Pajama Pattern - PDF Download
Carolyn Pajama Pattern - Print 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.
45" / 1.15m
VIEW A: 0-6 = 4.75/4.6m, 8-12 = 5yd/4.6m, 14-20 = 5.5yd/5m
VIEW B: 0-6 = 5yd/4.6m, 10-12 = 5.5yd/5m, 14-20 = 5.75yd/5.25m
VIEW C: 0-6 = 3yd/2.75m, 10-12 = 3.75yd/3.5m, 14-18 = 3.75yd/3.5m, 20 = 4yd/2.75m
68" / 1.5m
VIEW A: 0-12 = 3.25yd/3m, 14-20 = 5.4yd/3.8m
VIEW B: 0-6 = 3.5yd/3.2m, 10-12 = 3.75/3.5m, 14-20 = 4.25yd/3.9m
VIEW C: 0-6 = 2.25yd/2m, 10-18 = 2.75yd/2.5m, 20 = 3yd/2.75m
- Fusible interfacing (1 yard/.9m)
- 5 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 (see our sizing chart here)
Finished measurements: See complete final measurements here
Instructions: English or French
Print at Home File (Letter & A4): Pants: 32 pages, Top: 34 pages, Shorts: 16 pages, sizes are not layered.
Copy Shop/A0 File: 3.5 large sheets (36"x48" / A0), sizes are not 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
I have really enjoyed sewing this pattern and I love wearing it too.
The shirt details are just amazing which makes this piece as beautiful as a working shirt.
These turned out really well. I made a muslin but didn't need to make any adjustments! The directions were fairly easy to follow, even though I have never made pants or used piping before (the collar is a little fiddly but there are lots of online resources for help).
Like so many sewists, I was making masks like crazy during March-mask-making madness. I decided to try making some pajamas. This was a "reintroduction" to sewing after pretty much a 40 year break. I loved this pattern and all the step by step instructions. It ensured that I had a really polished, professional outcome. These were a very fun sew.
Love the fit. Great pattern.
I made my straight size without grading or toile-ing and they fit my pear shape very well and look really glamorous. In future I may size up a little, as I like to pull my PJ tops over my head in one movement and sleep with my knees up at my face. :) Also, now addicted to piping everything that doesn't move.