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The Coconut PJs from CocoWawa!

We’re all in the mood to wear comfy clothes right now since so many of us are stuck at home, so the timing of the latest release from CocoWawa could not be better!

The Coconut pyjama pattern was released this week. It’s a fun easy pattern that’ll be great for upping your loungewear game! it features a blouse with an elasticated neckline, long or short sleeves and a loose fit trousers or short. There’s a ton of variations to customise them too! The neckline as options for either a simple gathered elastic edge, a narrow ruffle or a wide ruffled collar. The long sleeve has an option for an elasticated cuff to create a frill and the same goes for the hem of the trouser/ shorts.

I tested the Coconut PJs and made a version with a plain short sleeve and the narrow ruffled neck and matched it with a simple short. I used a tropical print cotton voile for this project – I picked it up on a whim from Sacrés Coupons whilst in Paris last May.

It’s a pretty simple sew despite all the extra details the pattern seems to come with! The ruffled neckline I chose is achieved by applying a bias tape channel an inch or so from the neckline edge and inserting elastic to gather it.

I cheated slightly with my neckline hem and used the rolled hem function on my overlocker to finish them! I didn’t fancy having to do a baby hem!

The shorts are very straightforward with its loose fit and elastic waistband. I opted to forgo the elastic cuff here as I didn’t think they would look too good with my thighs! 😂

It’s a very fun and summery PJ set. I’m glad I finally got a chance to use this fabric too – whilst I love the print it’s not something I’d normally wear out!

Check out all the lovely versions on the CocoWawa blog here. You can see how versatile the blouse is and Ana’s even done some versions to wear out!

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