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Banana Pajamas

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!

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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.

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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.

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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:



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Helen Wilkinson is the designer and founder of Helen's Closet Patterns. She also co-hosts the Love to Sew Podcast! Helen is obsessed with all things sewing and strives to share her passion and knowledge with the sewing community.

10 Comments on “Banana Pajamas”

  1. 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!

  2. 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! =)

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