The Carolyn Pyjama pattern is one fantastic pattern investment. It is an expensive choice to make but I have had such great fun with it. Early in the year I made a full version including piping, pockets, collars, cuffs and faux fly. I really got to know the pattern and I can report that the light lawn fabric was ideal for sleeping in. I loved making them so much that I immediately set about making a second pair.
This time I used a cosy brushed cotton flannel and scaled down my style choices. I made the short sleeved and shorts version without piping and they flew together. Again another keeper.
Everything about the pattern is what I want from a pair of pyjamas: thigh room, 38mm wide elastic waistband, a collar that sits flat and superb sizing throughout.
I don't need any more now that I have a long and short sleeved set but I know I will definitely be revisiting this in a few years time to restock my sleepwear drawer. This sort of investment in sewing time and materials is a great way to feel like you are really sewing long lasting items.
Thanks for stopping by. Jo xxx
PS. I know I have cut the monkeys upside down but I can live with little monkeys crawling up me instead of dangling down me!