But I'd not made a pair for myself - until now! In the week between Christmas and New Years I finally bought myself the Carolyn Pajamas pattern from Closet Case. I'm not sure why I waited so long. My PJ collection can now be completely renovated.
Well, it has all those PJ bells and whistles - collar and lapels, cuffs and pockets, all piped edges!
I like the rounded shape of the collar and lapel.
I like the shirt-tail hem.
The fit is good for PJs - not tight, but not exactly boxy either.
|Inside collar and back facing
For my taste, the collar lies a little flat at the back - there is not much of a stand as you can see in the photo of the inside collar and back facing. If I remember I will modify it to make it more upright before I make these again. I'll leave the curved edges so it will look the same at the front but sit higher at the back of my neck.
I also added a back neck facing (stitched directly to the back) which I think is nicer as well as easier to make than the instructed method (pictured below).