Did you see the #sewtogetherloungewear Challenge post? It contains all the details of this pared back mini-sewing challenge replacing this years’ #sewtogtherforsummer whilst we say home, stay safe and, hopefully, find time to sew. If you’re looking to sew yourself comfy, here’s our loungewear sewing pattern picks – tops and bottoms – just waiting for you to make them your own! Where possible, we’re showcasing the patterns as made by our fellow makers to help give you a feel for how they work in the ‘wild’ 😉
You could also check out the #sewtogetherloungewear hashtag page to see what everyone else has been making!
NB – if you’re reading this on your ‘phone, you will get a better viewing experience if you hold it sideways/horizontally!
Here’s our picks, starting with …
OUR ‘TOP’ TOPS!
One of Suzy’s most made and worn patterns is the Linden Sweatshirt by Grainline Studios, designed for stretch fabrics. If you check out the #lindensweatshirt tag on Instagram you will see over 10,000 posts and so much inspiration! This is one Suzy made showcasing how it’s a great way to use up different fabric scraps!
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Right now hugs are especially welcome, so what could be better than this Made It Patterns Hug Hoodie?! There’s a crew neck option too, and we’ve seen some great versions online with contrast bands. Made It Patterns have loads of other loungewear patterns too, including designs for children. (Also scroll down to see how well it pairs with their Slow Pants!)
The Halifax Hoodie by Hey June is a real winner of a pattern – comprising 5 different variations and lots of colour blocking potential! As always with Hey June patterns, it is very well drafted and can be either a full zip up or a funnel neck pullover…we love the Kangaroo pockets! (You can read my full review of it here)
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BOTTOM OF NO-ONES LIST : BOTTOMS
One of the stars in this category has to be the True Bias Hudson Pants. These relaxed drawstring pants for midweight jersey (with a decent amount of stretch) are hugely popular, plus there is a pattern for men and children as well as women. (I’ve also made them into PJ bottoms paired with the Linden Sweatshirt see here).
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There are a number of Leggings patterns out there but in our opinion the very best are arguably the Avery Leggings by Helen’s Closet. They are comfortable for lounging around, never need pulling up, and have plenty of movement for yoga or other sports. (You can see my full review here).
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Another perfect lounging trouser pattern which gives the impression of serious effort having been made is The Calyer Pants by French Navy. These can be made in either woven or knit fabric, have a flattering flat or pleated front and an elasticated back. The side seams are moved towards the centre front with inseam pockets.
The Fremantle Pants by Elbe Textiles are a unisex, relaxed fit, elasticated-waist trouser pattern. Suzy made these recently in linen for her husband, Westy, and both love the professional finish on the pocket, topstitching and the tapered leg. Suzy would like to stress that their colour was his idea!
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Hope you enjoyed the post and feel inspired to sew yourself comfortable! Suzy x
There’s so many great patterns I now want to add to my sewing queue! What are you planning to sew first? Monika x
Do any of these strike your fancy? Do you have a favourite tried-n-tested loungewear pattern we haven’t mentioned? Don’t forget, you can check what other loungewear patterns people are sewing for the Challenge by checking out the new Challenge hashtag page!
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