Nocturne Pajamas Pattern


Bring beauty to your loungewear drawer with the Nocturne – a moonlighting top and pants set that takes you from daytime adventures to nighttime cozy, depending on your fabric choice.

This is a PDF sewing pattern, available to download immediately after purchase. (What is a PDF pattern?)

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Bring beauty to your loungewear drawer with the Nocturne – a moonlighting top and pants set that takes you from daytime adventures to nighttime cozy, depending on your fabric choice. With a touch of whimsy in its details, the Nocturne shines in both drapey fabrics that flow freely around your body, or in sturdier fabrics such as cotton flannel, yarn-dyed cotton, and linen.

The Top features gathers, a V-notch at the neckline, and a slight high-low hem to add a touch of whimsy. Choose between three sleeve lengths, and lengthen it into a darling tunic or nightgown.

For the Pants, you have two waistband choices: View A has a high rise with a paper bag detail at the waistline. View B has a lower rise that sits below the natural waist and has a standard waistband. Both Views feature elastic in a casing at the waist, straight legs that can be pegged and rolled up and optional side seam pockets. Our friends at EWE Fine Fiber Goods offer pattern printing, as well as a great choice of fabric and notions for the Nocturne Pajamas. Get everything you need in one neat bundle.Line drawing of high-waisted, paper-bag style waistband of View A vs the lower waisted View B of the Nocturne Pants pattern

This pattern is suitable for beginners, and is part of our Learn to Sew Your Clothes course series.

Your Measurements

Drafted for a height of 5’5” (165 cm) and a C-cup.

High Bust28293031323334.53637.539.541.543.545.547.549.551.553.555.5
High Bust717476798184889195100105110116121126131136141

Finished Measurements for the Nocturne Pants

Waist, Stretched, A36373839404142.54445.547.549.551.553.555.557.559.561.563.5
Waist, Stretched, B37383940414243.54546.548.550.552.554.556.558.560.562.564.5
Hip (8” Below Waist)39.540.541.542.543.544.54647.549515355575961635667
Front Rise, A11.311.511.81212.312.512.81313.313.513.81414.314.751515.2515.515.75
Front Rise, B9.259.59.751010.2510.510.751111.2511.511.751212.2512.751313.2513.513.75
Back Rise, A1515.315.515.81616.316.516.81717.317.517.81820.420.620.921.121.4
Back Rise, B1313.2513.513.751414.2514.514.751515.2515.515.751618.418.618.919.119.4
Waist, Stretched, A91.49496.599.1101.6104.1108111.8115.6120.7125.7130.8135.9140.1146.1151.1156.2161.3
Waist, Stretched, B9496.599.1101.6104.1106.7110.5114.3118.1123.2128.3133.4138.4143.5148.6153.7158.8163.8
Hip (8” Below Waist)100.3102.9105.4108110.5113116.8120.7124.5129.5134.6139.7144.8149.9154.9160.0165.1170.2
Front Rise, A28.629.229.830.531.131.832.43333.734.334.935.636.237.538.138.739.440
Front Rise, B25.125.726.42727.628.328.929.530.230.831.432.132.732.43333.734.334.9
Back Rise, A38.138.739.44040.641.341.942.543.243.844.545.145.751.852.45353.754.3
Back Rise, B34.635.235.936.537.137.838.439.139.740.34141.642.246.747.347.948.649.2

Finished Measurements for the Nocturne Top

* Front, Back, and Sleeve lengths measured from shoulder to hem.

** Bust measured 1 inch (2.5 cm) below underarm.

Front Length*21.82222.422.72323.323.62424.324.62525.225.526.326.626.927.2527.6
Back Length*23.82424.424.72525.325.62626.326.62727.227.528.929.2529.629.930.2
High Bust35363738394041.543.44.546.548.550.552.554.556.558.560.562.5
Hem Circumference46.547.548.549.550.551.55354.5565860626466.468.470.472.474.4
Bicep Circumference14.51515.415.816.316.817.317.818.31919.52020.821.522.2522.923.624.25
Short Sleeve Length*6.256.677.
3/4- Sleeve Length*16.917.117.517.91818.118.318.418.518.618.818.91919.619.7519.92020.2
Long Sleeve Length*20.921.121.521.92222.122.322.422.522.622.822.92323.623.7523.92424.1
Front Length*55.25656.857.658.459.26060.861.662.463.26464.866.867.668.469.270
Back Length*60.3616262.763.564.3656666.767.568.3697073.574.375.175.976.7
High Bust8991.49496.599101.6105.4109.2113118123.2128.3133.4138.4143.5148.6153.7158.8
Hem Circumference118120.7123.2125.7128.3130.8134.6138.4142.2147.3152.4157.5162.6168.6173.7178.8183.8188.9
Bicep Circumference36.837.8394041.342.543.84546.44849.55152.754.656.558.16061.6
Short Sleeve Length*15.316.217.2181919.419.72020.320.62121.321.623.223.523.824.124.4
3/4- Sleeve Length*424343.844.845.74646.446.74747.347.64848.349.850.250.550.851.1
Long Sleeve Length*525354555656.256.556.857.257.557.85858.46060.360.66161.3

For the Nocturne Pants

The Nocturne Pants are designed for medium-weight woven fabrics: cotton, broadcloth, poplin, cotton blends, chambray, flannel, linen, linen blends. After you order your pdf pattern find fabric and notions in one neat bundle from EWE Fine Fiber Goods

44″-Wide Fabric (Pants)

  • Sizes 0-18: 3 yards (2.7m)
  • Sizes 20-34: 4 yards (3.7m)

54″-Wide Fabric (Pants)

  • Sizes 0-18: 2.8 yards (2.6m)
  • Sizes 20-34: 3 yards (2.7m)

Notions for the Nocturne Pants

  • 1” (2.5 cm) wide knit elastic for the waistbands
    • Sizes 0–16: 1 yard (0.9 m)
    • Sizes 18-34: 1-1/2 yards (1.4 m)
  • All-cotton or all-polyester thread that color-coordinates with your fabric

For the Nocturne Top

For beginners, we recommend light to medium weight wovens (3-5 oz/yd² or 4-6 oz/yd² (100-200 gsm)), with a bit of drape, such as soft cottons, linens, hemp, and flannel. Intermediate and advanced sewists might choose Tencel, rayon, or for a truly luxurious piece, silk charmeuse.

44″-Wide Fabric (Top)

  • Sizes 0-20: 2.4 yards (2.2m)
  • Sizes 22-34: 3.2 yards (2.9m)

54″-Wide Fabric (Top)

  • Sizes 0-20: 2.4 yards (2.2m)
  • Sizes 22-34: 2.5 yards (2.3m)

Notions for the Nocturne Top

  • basic sewing kit
  • marking tool of choice
  • point turner
  • pressing ham
  • matching thread
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