Red Plaid Carolyn Pajamas

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!

Details

  • 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

Fabric Used

  • Red plaid flannel, purchased from District Fabric, during their moving sale

Notes

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!

It even lined up in the back!
Well, this is an awkward pose, but I wanted to show you the side seams!
I even plaid matched the pockets!

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?

6 thoughts on “Red Plaid Carolyn Pajamas

  1. What wonderful pyjamas! I am dying to make a set of Carolyn’s.
    In the uk, it’s traditional to keep the tree up for the 12 days of Christmas, taking it down on the 6th of January… not sure what happens if you leave it up after that but probably very bad luck will befall you forever more

    1. Hi Heather! Thanks for the comment. Ooh, January 6th! I would love an excuse to keep the tree up a few days longer. I can now say it what’s they do in the UK! 😉

    2. Yep, traditional to take the tree and all other decorations down on 12th Night, but that’s actually 5th Jan (25th December being the 1st day) – it should all be taken down by midnight on the 5th to avoid supposed bad luck.

  2. So cozy, I’m jealous (of your fireplace too)! Sadly our tree often comes down before Christmas (since my partner and I travel to visit family in different places) but we put it UP on the early side. 🙂 It never occurred to me to carry the line of the plaid from the top to the bottom but it really pays off! This is a beautiful set of winter PJs!

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