Well, well…. I’ve made a pair of pyjamas guys, yay!!! And it’s incredible that after some years of sewing (not many, just a few) it is my FIRST TIME making trousers, shorts or similar. Yes!!! I couldn’t believe it either!!! I don’t know why but till quite recently I used to link sewing to making cute dresses or skirts for special occasions. Then I realized it didn’t need to be that way! So I’ve started to make more casual, day to day garments and because I needed some pjs for Summer (well, British Summer, you know, hahaha) I went for this Carolyn Pajamas‘ pattern by Closet Case Files.
Sooooo, first things first. The fabric is a lovely light to medium-weight organic cotton from Birch Fabrics (I absolutely love all they have!) that I bought via Fabricworm. I also wanted to use piping (another almost first for me as I had only used it once before for a pair of cushion covers) and I have to say I looooooove piping. It makes the pyjamas look much nicer and adding a contrasting colour like the yellow I used is a plus and looks quite cute, right? 🙂
Now for the pattern. I think I got the fitting wrong. Mind you, I think it fits, BUT! as I am used to wearing wider clothes (they just make me feel more comfortable. Don’t like very tight garments) the pjs feel a bit small and…. short! If I would make them again (I may make a pair of the long version of the trousers to combine with the upper part I’ve already finished) I would choose a bigger size.
Another tricky part for me and don’t want to criticize just for the shake of doing it, but because I felt it that way, the instructions were a bit difficult for me. Honestly don’t know why! Maybe because it was my first time making shorts but I got quite lost several times! (hard to admit this, glups!).
The jacket, on the contrary, was quite easy to follow (my first piping jacket with lapels) and I am quite happy with the result. I think that as soon as you do the piping right once, as soon as you get it, that’s it, you can do it anywhere.
So now for the whole look!! 🙂
So what do you think guys? Have you made this specific pattern before? Any other you like? Would love hearing from you! Write away on the box and see you soon!! 🙂