Of all of the various genres of sewing projects, pajamas hold a special place in my heart. All my kids and I enjoy designing a new set together and when we're not busy doing soccer or baseball, we really do enjoy hanging around the house a lot in our pajamas. What can I say? We like to be cozy! When I saw this percale sheeting, I knew it'd be perfect to for a new set of Closet Case's Carolyn Pajamas for me.
What could make a more comfy set of pajamas than a fabric meant for sheets? And this percale in particular washed up so soft. I've washed the fabric 3 times now, and it seems to be getting even softer which is positively lovely. This particular sage/coral floral print is nearly out in the shop, but there's many other percale prints to choose from.
For my piping, I cut bias from a mens' purple gingham shirt. Florals and gingham are such a classic combination, and I love how gingham looks on the bias. Plus the shirting is a perfect weight for making your own piping.
It's not marked on the pattern, but it took nearly 5 yards of piping to trim my set of size 0 top and size 6 bottoms.
Trim out the bulkOne tip I can give you is to pull the cording out at the end of an edge and trimming off about 1/2". This way, you'll keep any extra bulk from the cording out of the seam.
Instead of finished the facing unit with the serger, I trimmed it with more bias.
Overall, this set was such a joy to sew, and I have been lounging around like a queen and jumping on the bed like a kid! If you're looking for a really awesome cotton that's beyond comfortable, definitely go check out the percales!
What's your favorite pair of pajamas you've made?
Until next time,
Sew something creative today!
~Elizabeth from Elizabeth Made This