For sure it’s a bit of a luxury being able to make your own PJs as there is a bit of work involved but when I consider how much wear they will get I think it‘s worth it. Given that the top is a shirt it‘s not a super quick project to whip up, on the other hand the shorts are a speedy sew and the batwing sleeves save a bit of time too. I‘m really happy with this pattern and can see that I will be coming back to it again despite my initial reservations about sleeping in a shirt.
Fit and fabric choice
I made these up in a size 14 (I’m somewhere between a 12-14 usually), and I found the shirt to be a nice oversized fit, I could have definitely done a 12 and still had a bit of room to move. The shorts were also just about a perfect fit, except that I prefer a higher rise so the second time I made them I added a few cms. This pattern goes up 57.5” hip and overall is pretty roomy which is essential in a pair of PJs.
The pattern recommends woven, light to medium weight fabrics like cotton lawn, poplin, linen or ramie as well as lighter options like cotton voile and double gauze. Given it was the middle of summer I went for the lightest option I had in store which was this lovely green organic cotton voile. I can wholeheartedly recommended this for a light, silky soft and breathable option for summer. I’ve since added a blush pink option so I have another colour for my next summer pair.