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
Pattern Hacks & Inspiration
From the Closet Core Patterns Community
I am excited to use this pattern!
A wonderful pattern for a comfortable, stylish all occasion , versatile dress. Using a variety of fabrics, and altering the length this dress can be worn any time, anywhere....pattern is clear, instructions easy to follow......definitely make this a few times.....
I've decided that Heather Lou is (one of) the best teacher(s) in the indie scene, and that I'm going to make everything she designs. I came to this pattern having made Ginger Jeans, but not a whole lot else in terms of pants/trousers. This was easy to fit, and easy to modify. I have a high rise, so I added 2", which was easy peasy. I've since made 2 pairs of sleep shorts, 1 pair of sleep pants, and used the pattern to make 2 pairs of simple elastic waist shorts for working from home during the hot summer, and 1 pair of rayon pants for casual wear. I added flat piping to both pairs of pants, and I modified the hem so that it's much bigger and starts higher on the shin/ankle. It's a fun look.
Pros: as always, Closet Core nails the pockets. These pockets are fun and easy to sew, and make the PJs so much more functional. It also helps to understand how pockets can be constructed - comparing this method to, say, the Ginger Jeans method. I love this method, and much prefer it to the pocket bag method that Tilly and the Buttons uses in the Marigold pattern. These pockets are nice and big, too, and they add some structure to the front of the pants. Additionally, the styling is classic and the instructions are clear.
To be fair, I haven't made the top yet, so I should update my review once I do that, but I plan on doing so soon! Maybe this weekend! I want Heather Lou to teach me how to make a notched collar and a button down placket!
Made a few friends really happy by sewing them Carolyn pajama bottoms as a present. So easy and fun to sew.
These r just the perfect PJ's and great instructions