The Whitechapel Pyjamas have a boxy style shirt with a button front. The trousers are comfy but not baggy with a slightly tapered leg and an elasticated waist. We provide full instructions for stitching them up with fancy French seams for a comfortable and professional finish – but don’t worry there aren’t too many of them!
Room to curl up but sleek enough to wear to a pyjama party. The sleeve and leg lengths are designed to be slightly cropped, sitting just on the wrist, and above the ankle, but both are easy to lengthen.
Why not crop the legs and sleeves to create a breezy summer pair? Add piping for extra prettiness, or patch pockets to keep your dreams in.
Download our free short-version pattern hack here.
The trousers couldn’t be easier - just 3 seams and some elastic. The top is an easy introduction to french seams, flat construction sleeve insertion and a simple collar. You’ll also need to make some buttonholes. Start with the trousers if you’re a complete beginner and wear them with a t-shirt while you complete the shirt!
Classic crisp cotton shirting in stripes or checks, a bold and audacious print on cotton sateen, soft brushed cotton, a snazzy paisley silk - the list goes on and on...You'll want several pairs of these, some for sleeping and some for partying!
Based on fabric at least 140cm/55" wide you will need:
Sizes 6-14 – 3m/3 1/3yards
Sizes 16-22 – 3.9m/4 1/4 yards
We used silk from Classic Textiles - read more about it here
• 2 strips approx 60cm x 5cm/24" x 2" wide
• 1 piece 50cm x 20cm/20" x 8" for the collar
3cm/11⁄4" wide elastic:
• enough to go around your waist with 2cm/1" overlap
5 buttons (+ 1 for spare!)
UK 6-22 (Please see our Size Chart page for more information.)