Carolyn Pajama Pattern
Designed for chic lounging, the Carolyn Pajamas are thoughtfully tailored and supremely comfortable.
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 (print and PDF)
See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here.
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: 0-8 = 5yd/4.6m, 10-14 = 5.5yd/5m, 16-20 = 5.75yd/5.25m
VIEW B: 0-8 = 5yd/4.6m, 10-14 = 5.5yd/5m, 16-20 = 5.75yd/5.25m
VIEW C: 0-8 = 3.5yd/3.2m, 10-20 = 4yd/3.7m
58" / 1.5m
VIEW A: 0-8 = 3.5yd/3.2m, 10-14 = 3.75yd/3.5m, 16-20 = 4.5yd/4.1m
VIEW B: 0-8 = 3.5yd/3.2m, 10-14 = 3.75yd/3.5m, 16-20 = 4.5yd/4.1m
VIEW C: 0-8 = 2.5yd/2.3m, 10-14 = 2.75yd/2.5m, 16-20 = 3.25yd/3m
- 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
So this my first ever time sewing from a pattern. Even for a first timer the instructions were so clear and thorough that I was able to make myself a beautiful pair of pajamas! I was so happy with the process that I did the Closet Core intro to sewing course afterwards, and am fully hooked on my new hobby. I can’t wait to make these again and again with new fabrics (and my more refined sewing skills). One can never have too many flattering, comfortable, well detailed, luxurious pajamas!
Pajama top needs darts at the bustline. Instruction guide was excellent! Detailed and easy to follow. I made the size 18 for my daughter. She normally wears a 16 but I chose the larger size just to leave room. The 18 was too small 🙁
As I dipped my two back into sewing garments - after about a 30 year hiatus - I decided to start with PJs and this pattern was the clear winner. All of the rave reviews didn't disappoint, and I found the pattern to be very well-drafted and with many details and opportunities to add flourish. The instructions are very well done and something I truly appreciated as my sewing skills were very rusty. Having said that, I think this is at least an advanced beginner to intermediate pattern. I probably should have attempted something easier as my first project, but I did have my past skills to draw upon.
The big surprise for me was the pants - I found them to be a lovely cut, so much so that I ended up spending time perfecting their fit (adjusted the crotch curve and rise) so that I can wear these as casual pants. Turns out my fabric selection wasn't the best for PJs, but will be perfect as regular-wear.
After my experience with this pattern, I promptly purchased the Kalle shirt and that was another success. Plus, now that I've made many more garments from various Indie pattern companies, I can say without hesitation that Closet Core drafts wonderful patterns with excellent instructions.
A fantastic pattern WITH POCKETS. Very stylish and went together beautifully. I thoroughly recommend the pattern, I'm looking forward to making more.
Made a pair of cotton pjs for my mother for Xmas. She loved them, although she mentioned the short legs were a bit too short - apparently she doesn't have the legs she used to ;-) She takes them away with her when ever she travels.
I’m relatively new to sewing, and this pattern is one I hope to pass on one day. The instruction booklet taught me so many new things. I really appreciate the effort put into it. Especially because this is the most complicated project I’ve done as of yet. The pyjamas fit so well! A classic and chic silhouette. I look forward to purchasing more patterns from Closet Core.