Wednesday, 15 May 2019

HARRY POTTER PJ'S! - Carolyn Pyjamas by Closet Case Patterns

Julia Bobbin - Harry Potter PJ'sJulia Bobbin - Harry Potter PJ's


Nothing says 'fashion' like a pair of home-made pyjamas. amiright.

BUT these ones are comfy, easy to make and cute as hell in a Harry Potter(!) print, so they're basically my uniform now.

Julia Bobbin - Harry Potter PJ's
Julia Bobbin - Harry Potter PJ's

The Pattern

The Carolyn pyjamas are a wonderful, detailed pattern from Closet Case Patterns that features a shirt with two sleeve length options and bottoms that can be either pants or shorts.

I chose to make just the pants of this pattern as I rarely wear a whole pyjama set.

The Fabric

The cutest 'Harry Potter' printed cotton in a quilting cotton. I purchased this from Spotlight in one of those 'I-don't-need-this-at-all-but-I-want-it' moments. It wasn't too long after that I realised they'd be perfect for a pair of PJ bottoms.

Julia Bobbin - Harry Potter PJ's
Julia Bobbin - Harry Potter PJ's

The Details

I made the pants which are a straight-leg cut and have the option of a cuff at the hem, which I chose to omit.

It comes with an elasticised waistband, pockets and a faux fly front.

This quilting fabric is pretty stiff, and so I ended up letting out the side seams by about a centimetre to make them more comfortable.

I didn't make a toile first, because I figured they'd be loungewear and a little loose so it wasn't so important. The pattern sewed up a dream and the pattern instructions were well thought out and explained, as everything is from Closet Case Patterns.

In hindsight, I SHOULD HAVE done a 'full-butt-adjustment' or gone up a size, as the back centre waistband dipped down into a 'V' shape in the way that pants do when you've got a little extra 'stuffing' in there. But they are still comfy and I love them!

Julia Bobbin - Harry Potter PJ's
Julia Bobbin - Harry Potter PJ's

Final Thoughts

It's actually sort of embarrassing just how often I've worn these pants, and not always at bed time; they are just so comfortable!

I was pleasantly surprised in the fit of this pattern, as I assumed they'd be boxy and unflattering; they're meant for sleeping in after all.
I'm happy to say I was wrong! I mean, it's a Closet Case Pattern so I should have known better :)

Julia Bobbin - Harry Potter PJ's
The classic -'Tear your pants' pose, but make it fashion.
Julia Bobbin - Harry Potter PJ's

Julia Bobbin - Harry Potter PJ's
Julia Bobbin - Harry Potter PJ's
Julia Bobbin - Harry Potter PJ's

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