Banana Pajamas

Banana Pajamas

Posted by Helen | October 2, 2017 | My Makes
Carolyn Pajama Shorts

Every once in a while a fabric pops up in my inbox that causes me to abandon all other project plans and make something completely unexpected. This banana print was that fabric. I snatched it up from Blackbird Fabrics to make the ultimate summer PJ’s!

Carolyn Pajama ShortsCarolyn Pajama ShortsCarolyn Pajama ShortsCarolyn Pajama Shorts

For the PJ shorts, I used the Carolyn Pajama shorts pattern, which I have made before in flannel. I love this pattern because it has all the nice details of classic PJs, while still being quick to sew up. It especially nice in a lightweight cotton like this banana fabric.

Carolyn Pajama Shorts Carolyn Pajama Shorts Carolyn Pajama Shorts

For the PJ top, I used my beloved True Bias Ogden Cami! I didn’t have quite enough fabric to make the facings, so I cut several small strips of bias tape and sewed them together to get enough to finish the edges! I did exposed bias tape that continues from the armhole up and over the shoulder to complete the straps.

Carolyn Pajama ShortsCarolyn Pajama Shorts

I have been wearing this PJ’s a lot this past summer, they are perfect for those warm nights. I also have a full set of Carolyn Pajamas for the winter, so I’m all set!

Also, I hope you appreciate the reference to this show:



Join the newsletter

Subscribe to get updates about new blog posts and patterns from Helen's Closet!

Unsubscribe at anytime. Powered by ConvertKit

Comments are closed.

Blog Comments

Haha fun!! I like the fabric!! 🙂

I love those pj’s! I’m inspired to make some flannels for myself now that we’ve gotten below 60 F for the last few nights here in DC. Also, gotta love a good bananas in pajamas reference!

So super cute! Posts like this always make me wish it were warm enough at night here for strappy tops!

Oh my goodness, do I ever love these!

Love love love!

Love these Helen! The print is so cute! it’s a great idea to use the Ogden as a sleepwear cami.

So cute! I love this print as pajamas, it’s so whimsical and fun. Pajamas are one of those things I know I would wear a lot (you know, because I sleep every single night!) but never prioritize when planning out my projects! That definitely needs to change ASAP. Thanks for the inspiration boost! =)

My pleasure! They really are fun to sew, and they get so much wear!

These are so cute!! I love the fabric.

Bananas in Pajamas! Super cute.

Related Posts

Posted by helen | 25 March 2019
If you listen to the Love to Sew Podcast, you may already know that Spoonflower has been a huge supporter of our show and we have made a really wonderful...
Posted by chloe | 06 March 2019
It’s Wednesday once again, and March is in full swing! I’m always relieved at the beginning of March, because it feels like you can see the light at the end...
Tamarack Jacket
Posted by helen | 25 February 2019
It is so satisfying to complete a project that has been in your sewing queue for too long, isn’t it? I loved the Grainline Studio Tamarack Jacket from the moment...