I don't know about you, but for me, as soon as I come home from work I love to throw on the lounge wear!! You just can't beat chilling out after a busy day!!
I recently dropped on the most beautiful brushed cotton fabric in my local Abakan store, its a vintage rose pattern and is super cosy! It was an absolute bargain as it was from the remnant basket (about £8 for 2m).
For some time I've wanted to make some PJ's but I wanted something with extra detail and great shape, I wanted a "slow" project to work on.
I stumbled across the Closet Case Files Caroline PJ's pattern and read fantastic reviews, so I purchased the PDF version and got straight to sticking together and cutting out the pattern pieces!
With only having 2m of the lovely fabric, I could only made the PJ bottoms, but thought that would be a good practise run to check how they fit!
What I loved about this pattern
The Closet Case Files Caroline PJ's PDF comes in 4 files, the instructions, the PJ bottoms, the PJ shorts and the PJ top, making it easy to just print the piece that you need.
I found that the PDF pattern pieces went together really well, and it didn't take long to piece together the bottoms (about 15 mins). A great tip is that if you just trim the edge from two sides (not all 4), I trimmed the right hand side and the top of each page, this makes it really easy to piece together.
I love the shape, they are straight leg, have pockets (I love a good pocket!!) and I adore the cuff detail.
I like that the waist band is elasticated, it just makes them so comfortable to wear!
The instructions were just right for my level of experience, not too detailed that I'm going over old ground, but enough detail to know what I'm doing.
What I didn't like about this pattern?
To be absolutely honest, there wasn't anything that I didn't like about this pattern! A big tick in the box!
The only thing that I would add is that it may not suit the absolute beginner, I think that the instructions assume a certain level of experience.
What did I alter?
The pattern instructed that the length is made for standard 5ft 6" height, and being the short ars* that I am (at 5ft 3.5") I shortened them by 2.5" and the length was absolutely perfect.
Instead of adding piping to the cuff, I decided to add a lace trim instead.
I just love the Closet Case Files Caroline PJ's pattern! The fit is perfect, the instructions are clear and I adore the style.
I already have some beautiful Liberty of London fabric in my stash that is screaming out to be made into PJ's, so I intend to make the top and PJ shorts version very soon, but this time I will include the piping rather than lace trim.
I also think that I would wear these as trousers, made from the right fabric of course!
Any questions just ask below!