Itch to Stitch Pine Cove Pajamas Review

Updated: Jan 8

I have wanted to make myself some pyjamas for a while and when I saw some fabulous reviews of the Itch To Stitch Pine Cove Pajamas I knew I had to give them a go. I have been more focused on workwear recently so it was great to treat myself to a bit of loungewear. And I got to try them out over the Christmas break.

It is a PDF pattern which is great for me as it meant I could download and print it without having to wait for it to be posted. This was the first Itch to Stitch pattern that I had tried so I was able to try out a toile while I was waiting for my fabric to be delivered.

Pine Cove Pajamas - Itch to Stitch

The pattern includes a wrap top with full length sleeves and full length loose fitting trousers with elasticated waist. The top is fastened with ties so a great beginner pattern as there are no buttons or zips to worry about. It also includes a cute little patch pocket, relaxed fit with a drop shoulder and side splits.

The pattern is designed for non-stretch woven fabrics so can be made in cozy flannel for the winter or silky satins for warmer weather. So in case you are inspired to give them a go here is some more information for you.

Size Range

Sizing goes from 00 to 40. This covers

  • bust sizes from 31 1/8 inches (79cm) to 60 inches (152.5cm),

  • waist sizes from 25 3/8 inches (64.5cm) to 54 1/4 inches (138cm) and

  • hip sizes from 33 1/8 inches (84cm) to 62 inches (157.5cm).

Size I Made

For the top I made size 6 at the bust and waist blended to size 8 at the hip.

For the trousers I made size 8 (based on my hip measurement).

My Measurements and Body Type

Height: 5'2"

Bust: 36"

Waist: 30"

Hip: 40"

Bra: 32DD

Body type: I am an H shape from the front but I stick out a bit at the front at the boobs and at the back at the bum. I also have a bit of a rounded upper back (from too much time on a computer!)

Adjustments I Made

This is the first Itch to Stitch pattern I have made so wasn't sure about the sizing. I decided to make a basic toile just to check that it was true to the measurements.

I have been using my own dressmaking project plans to help me keep track of my sewing projects and the adjustments I make. This also reminds me to transfer any fitting adjustments back to my pattern pieces (as I have forgotten to do that in the past which causes havoc when I come to remake the pattern!)

Dressmaking project plan
Getting organised with my project plans

The top and the trousers both fitted really well from the standard pattern so I just made a couple of tweaks. On the top I decided to make a small rounded back adjustment of 1/2" which is a common adjustment for me. I was also not sure about the dropped shoulder, as that style doesn't always flatter me, so I took an inch off the shoulder length and added it into the head of the sleeve instead.

I also ended up taking 1" off the length of the trousers and double turning a 1" hem (2" in total).

Fabric I Used

It is currently winter in the UK so I wanted a pair of pyjamas that would be warm. There didn't seem to be a lot of choice of flannel fabric in the colours that I like so I ended up with some brushed cotton in a dark dusky pink from Bombay Stores Fabrics.

Cute patch pocket on Pine Cove Pajama Top
Cute front patch pocket detail

It is smooth on one side and brushed on the other which I wasn't sure about when it arrived but I love the stylish touch it adds to the finished pyjamas while still making them warm and cosy on the inside.

I also ordered some pale pink brushed cotton for a second pair to make as a gift. This fabric is brushed on both sides so feels lovely and snuggly.

Each pair takes about 4m of fabric for the top and bottoms. I made sure to prewash the fabric before cutting out as I have been caught out in the past with cotton fabrics shrinking on first wash.

Pale pink brushed cotton fabric
Pale pink brushed cotton for gift pair of pyjamas