Wardrobe Planning with Ann: PJs

Ann and her husband are doing a lot of traveling right now.  Out of curiosity, I asked her what type of pajamas she had.  When I heard her answer, pajamas were immediately added to her must-sew list.

Mood Board 
Creating a mood board helps Ann and I visualize our ideas in a single, cohesive space.
We both agreed you can’t go wrong with the classic button-front/boxer pajamas!


Cotton was the fabric of choice.  This cotton print is sold out, but other selections are here.

One of my picks is Mosaic Floral Cotton Poplin.

Pattern Hack
Ann began with Vogue 8772 for the top, which was altered to her measurements.  The darts were eliminated to create a boxier look.  She found the collar and lapel pattern (free) from  Zoe Diy on YouTube.  She modified her Classic Trousers pattern to make the pajama shorts.  A muslin wasn’t needed for this project.


For the binding, I gave Ann the option of maroon or blue bias tape.  She asked her Instagram followers to vote, and the blue option got the most votes!

Ann decided to use the maroon binding to finish the seams on the inside.

This was Ann’s first attempt at binding around the collar and lapel.  The Zoe Diy video included a helpful tutorial on adding binding for the collar/lapel.

Ann noticed that her jogging shorts featured an all-in-one pocket design that she liked.  She copied this technique and made a how-to video to share with you.



Additional Looks
Ann loves her new pjs and can create additional outfits for everyday wear!

Are a new pair of pjs on your list for spring?
And as Ann always says, “I hope you get inspired to create something EXTRAordinary.” 😉

Next up, a denim jacket and vest!


  1. Ann
    February 24, 2023 / 8:22 am

    Now I finally have pretty pj’s 😆

  2. K.C.
    February 24, 2023 / 3:50 pm

    This set turned out so cute!

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