It’s a Merry Day after Christmas for me! I’ve had some time off for the holidays, so finally had the chance to photograph a few garments that I’ve made recently, including my most recent pair of Closet Case Patterns Carolyn Pajamas!
Like I said, it’s the day after Christmas, so that’s why there are no presents under the tree. In our house, we are allowed (let’s be real, it’s a rule I impose) to enjoy the Christmas tree until New Year’s and then New Year’s Day, down it goes. If you celebrate Christmas, how long do you leave the tree up after Christmas? I am always so curious to know what other people do, as we see so many trees still up in other people’s houses WAY after Christmas! No judgement here, I’m truly just curious. Okay, maybe if you still have it up in spring there is a little bit of judgement… anyway, back to the garment!
- Same as my previous pair of Carolyn Pajamas, but sewed View A this time (long sleeve top, no piping)
- Graded from a size 10 at the shoulders/arms to 12 at the waist for the top
- Sewed a straight size 12 for the bottoms
- No other alterations
- Red plaid flannel, purchased from District Fabric, during their moving sale
The flannel is very soft and comfy to wear, but was a little stretchy, so there were a few times when sewing that I probably should have used a walking foot. You can tell ever so slightly on the button band where the plaid is no longer a straight line. These are pajamas, so it doesn’t bother me, but I do have a walking foot, so am going to try to remember to use it next time I sew with stretchy plaid flannel.
I saw Lladybird’s version of these pajamas in plaid and since she matched the vertical lines of the plaids from the top to the bottom, I got it in my head that it’s the thing to do, so I did it too. I’m glad I took the time to do that, because I feel like it looks good and would have looked weird if I had not. I love it when I can learn from someone else’s make before I make mine!
I actually made the bottoms back in October, right before Camp Workroom Social and then wore them for about a month before having time to complete the top (I think I did that with my last pair too). So both the top and bottom have been worn and washed before even taking these photos. I don’t think you can tell or they look bad in these pictures or anything. I guess I am just telling you this so you know that these have been road tested and held up in the wash really well!
My house doesn’t have the best insulation and can be a little cold, so these pajamas are great for getting comfy on the couch, watching shows and knitting. They are very comfortable to sleep in too, but I do get a little hot in the top sometimes, so these will definitely be winter only pajamas. I’d love to make a navy blue cami or tank top that I could wear with the bottoms, but I’m not sure what pattern to use. I like a cami that has a shelf bra built in, so there is a little support to it. Anyone know of a pattern like that?