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.
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 = 54yd/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.
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- 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 Case Patterns Community
I love every pattern I have sewn from Closet Case. This one I have not sewn yet but I’m sure it will be a winner too
I enjoyed working with your Charlie Caftan pattern. It was accurate and the instructions were clear. I'm not sure my 8th grade Home Ec teacher would approve my result, but the pattern was great to work with.
Very nice pattern, easy to follow. I’ve only made the pants so far, but I’ve done two of them. The first pair was from a thrifted sheet, and the second one in cozy flannel. I love the fit. I love the style and they come together very quickly, even though I’m not the greatest of sewists!
I would say be sure to check the sizing and your measurements, because if I go shopping I wear a six or maybe an eight, sometimes even a four. For this pattern I measured out at a 12. But the fit is perfect, so do the measuring….
If anyone reading this has a suggestion for where to get good 1 1/2 inch elastic, I would love to hear it. The first one I tried was too flexible, and the second one I did was a bit too stiff. Would like something in between… Suggestions please!
It has been years since I sewed clothes. However, my granddaughter found your pattern online, loved it and asked 'mamie' if I would make them for her. I have now completed the top and have started on the bottoms. The hardest part was fitting the collar correctly; but Ta-Da! Success! Once the bottoms are completed, I will forward a photo. The instructions were fairly simple to understand and I will definately check your site the next time she has a special request.
I live in the desert of Arizona, and this caftan has really helped me stay cool. Next time I will make the neck a bit higher, but other then that it's perfect. Your service was punctual and the directions were fine.
I love this!
I have not made the pajamas yet. The pattern and instructions are very thorough and I am looking forward to making them.