Carolyn Pajama by Closet Case Files

A classic pajama set with a button-up shirt and the option for shorts or pants. Three views available.

Pattern: Carolyn Pajama
Designer: Closet Case Files
Categories: Button-up, Pajamas
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabrics: Charmeuse, Rayon, Double Gauze, Lawn, Linen, Satin, Shirting, Silk
required fabric: 21/4 to 53/4
Sizes: 0 - 20
Paper Sewing Pattern
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The Carolyn Pajama by Closet Case Files is a a pajama set with a notched collar, breast pocket, and curved hem at the bottom. For each set of pajamas you sew you can choose between cuffed or un-cuffed pants or cuffed shorts. These comfortable pajama bottoms have pockets and a faux fly in addition to an elastic waist band. You can also sew the top with short or long sleeves that can be cuffed or not. Sew your own Carolyn pajama set with short cuffed sleeves and shorts in a rayon challis for the perfect summer pajama. For a unique and decorative touch, add piping in a contrasting color around the cuffs and collar.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Not Applicable

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Bust313233343536 1/23840424446
Waist242526272829 1/23133353739
Hip333435363738 1/24042444648

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Bust373839404142 1/24446485052
Hip (Top)38 1/239 1/240 1/241 1/242 1/24445 1/247 1/249 1/451 1/453 1/4
Hip (Pants)35 1/236 1/237 1/238 1/239 1/24142 3/445474951

Fabric Required (yards)

View A and B (45" Wide)55555 1/25 1/25 1/25 3/45 3/45 3/45 3/4
View A and B (60" Wide)3 1/23 1/23 1/23 1/23 3/43 3/43 3/44 1/44 1/44 1/44 1/4
View C (45" Wide)33333 3/43 3/43 3/43 3/43 3/43 3/43 3/4
View C (60" Wide)2 1/42 1/42 1/42 1/42 3/42 3/42 3/43333

Recommended Fabrics

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat

Required Supplies

  • Buttons
  • Elastic
  • Interfacing
  • Thread
  • Universal Needle

Additional Notes

This paper pattern includes all pattern pieces and instructions with illustrations.

I gave it a 3 for ease of pattern assembly, because I think the pants are easy to sew, but the top has some fiddly bits around the collar, especially with the piping!

I really liked this pattern and would make it again. I think the facing inside bothers me not being stitched down, so I may do that in the future, but I really like how my first one turned out!