Lockdown Loungewear

Lockdown + Snow = Comfort Clothes


Today's post is all about the sewing equivalent of soup for the soul. In the most part this is due to the BEST FABRIC I HAVE EVER HAD NEXT TO MY SKIN.

Yes the capitals are warranted. If I was going to sew something basic again that would get a lot of use, I figured that some super fabric was in order to make it special. This lounge suit is made from.....Bamboo Cotton Fleece. ::swoon::

Pic from Sister Mintaka

Purchased from Sister Mintaka, this fabric is a mix of bamboo, cotton and a bit of spandex for stretch. It's basically fluffy silk on the skin. I would highly recommend it. Although it should come with a warning that you may never want to wear anything else again.  

My lounge suit is a little pick 'n' mix situation made from the new Helen's Closet - Jackson Pullover and also the classic True Bias - Hudson Pants

 Jackson Pullover 

I cut this in a size  16/18 and the fit is great. It's a unisex relaxed fit pattern with dropped shoulders and it's a class act. (I have also made the Jackson Tee versions but will post about those another time.)

Always a pleasure when you find that the neckband, cuffs and hem band actually fit the main body. 

These colourful accents were cut from some scraps of stripe jersey fabric. They are just a regular cotton t-shirt weight but went with the bamboo fleece surprisingly well. 

(Update - a lot of people on Insta asked about this - I've just found the rainbow stripe jersey on sale here at Flamingo Fabrics!)

Hudson Pants

I do love these now I have my pattern fixed but these were not easy in fitting! I'd tried the Hudson Pants last year and they were an absolute disaster as the rise on them was just a bit obscene on me. It wasn't until Marie (A Stitching Odyssey) shared her 'high rise' versions that I was tempted to give them another try. 

 These are based on a 14 waist and 18 hip (the highest the pattern goes to - whhhaaaat) but in all fairness I've altered them so much they probably no longer resemble that at all. 

I used the crotch curve from some Parker Ponte Pants that fit really well and just traced that over the Hudsons. True Bias had also given a tutorial for a high-rise hack on them aswell which gave the same effect.

 I love the waistband on these as it's thick elastic, top-stitched and drawstring so size adjustable! Same jersey scraps for the cuffs and waistband on these. 

There we have it - Lockdown Loungewear - colour pop style.

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