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?)


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.

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
Fabric Type



Maternity/Nursing-friendly, Companion course available



Size Range

0-20, 0-24, 26-34

Skill Level


Garment Type

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