A few months ago, I found this beautiful leopard print rayon challis at Hancock’s, on sale for a mere $3/yard. I knew straightaway what I was going to do with it: another Anna Dress. Rayon challis is just so soft and flowy, they are perfect for the Anna. But then the months passed, and that beautiful, soft, and let’s face, loud fabric just hanged in the closet. So I finally admitted to myself that leopard print is not my thing and if I spent all the time required to make a dress out of it, I’d never wear it.
But then Closet Case released the Carolyn Pajamas and I realized that there was something I could do with that awesome fabric. Something I could do and wear it and not worry if the print is too loud or crazy: pajamas! Classy pajamas in leopard print and red buttons (but only red because I bought the wrong black buttons and had to make do with what I had at home).
So here it is! My own pair of summer Carolyn Pajamas. The fabric is amazing, and it was the first thing I sewed with my new serger. The piping was a challenge, but I feel like I figured them out at the end. It was a good learning opportunity. I didn’t find the instructions for the pattern too easily to follow, but the sew along on Heather’s blog helped me on the parts I got stuck. I wouldn’t say this is a pattern adequate for beginners, but I managed. I want to make a second one, for winter, but I’ll worry about it later.
Since I made myself the coolest pjs ever, of course I also had to get a room at the fanciest hotel in town to take photos of it! It was the only place fit for it.