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1 Body, 3 Patterns: Sewing Sleepwear, by Jaylyn

Today, we’re talking sleepwear goals! It feels odd to plan a sleep wardrobe but I just feel like I’m over the t-shirt/gym shorts combo for bedtime. I want some nice, cute (but still comfy) pjs!


I rounded up some inspiration pictures in order to help narrow my pattern options. My “sleepwear style” is pretty basic/classic and my taste is a little expensive….just another reason to sew my own, and this is definitely a time where I know I’m going to save money by doing it myself!


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I’m using my 3 model croquis page from MyBodyModel with my custom croquis to show you the patterns I plan on using and how I intend to tackle this project. This is the perfect layout for picking one pattern for a specific type of garment or to decide between the different views of a pattern you are making.


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After putting together my inspiration board I looked around at sleepwear patterns. There don’t seem to be too many pajama patterns out there, but I do think there are a few indie sleepwear patterns that are perfect for the look and feel that I want.


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First, the Carolyn Pajamas from Closet Case Patterns. These are so popular and everytime I see someone make them I want to bump this project to the top of my sewing list.


Next, the Reef Cami and Shorts from Megan Nielsen Patterns. When I searched for other people’s versions I saw a lot of people use this for day wear, but I definitely think this is the ultimate summer pajama set.


Finally, I combined two different patterns for the last look: the Ogden Cami & the Hudson Pants from True Bias.


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If you had asked me before drawing these out which one I thought I would like the best, I would have said the Carolyn Pajamas. However, after seeing the silhouettes on my body model, I really like the Reef the best. I love the curved hemline option on the shorts and the thicker straps on the cami. It also seems to have a bit more definition around the waist line than the other two patterns which I like on my body. I also think it’s the most summer appropriate pattern.


I’ll still make the other two, but I’m definitely going to be making up the Reef first! So, I took the reef pattern and drew it on one of the full body croquis pages and I LOVE IT! I cannot wait to get started on these!!


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I plan to use some black floral satin that I got for…wait for it….50 cents a yard!! So, basically these pajamas will cost me less than $5.00!! That’s a win in my book!!


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For more Sleepwear inspiration you can check out my Pinterest Board!


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Have you sewn your own sleepwear before? What’s your favorite pattern?


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[Editor’s note: If you liked this post, you’ll love Jaylyn’s previous posts:  Getting Over the “I can’t draw” Mindset and Planning a Summer Capsule Wardrobe. Want to make sure you never miss a post? Follow this blog with Bloglovin and sign up for our email list to stay in the loop! All email subscribers get a fun free PDF download of 24 Hairstyle Drawings + exclusive insider discounts.]

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