Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Cover Designs #14

Cover Designs is a feature in which I try to match up the outfit on a book cover with a dress pattern and sometimes even potential fabric matches as well.

This month's featured book is a political read of sorts, a novel about a young reporter who has to decide what she is willing to do for her career. This 2017 novel is pretty recent, but still old enough to have been written before many of the news industry scandals we all know about now.

Amanda Wakes Up is written by a woman who works as a news host, so you know the details are based in experience. But it was much more this cover image than the summary that caught my attention! Looking at this I immediately thought of the Carolyn Pajamas by Closet Case Patterns. 

I think that the full length version is a perfect match for the set on the front of this book! Made in a beautiful red silk crepe de chine, like this one from Mood Fabrics, for example, the match would work out perfectly.

For something a little less luxe and a bit more workaday, they could even be made in red rayon challis for a casual, soft feel. Like this one from Fabric.com, perhaps. 

Curl up in these pjs with this book and you'll have a perfect fit ;)


  1. I love the idea .... but my pjs would probably be red flanelette if it exists! I like the pattern you chose though. We spend a lot of time in sleepwear. Maybe we should give more effort and thought into sewing it. I will have to think about this.

    1. Red flannel is more my style as well ;) I have never made this style of sleepwear but have made nightgowns in the past.

  2. Exactly my thoughts! Have you made the Carolyn PJs?

    1. I haven't! So many nice versions out there that it seems like a tempting idea, if I can ever fit another project into my queue...


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