Super Comfy Lounge Wear (Easy to Make!)
Updated: Aug 6
Who doesn't love a comfy outfit? Now that I am working from home, I wanted to make a cute, yet super comfy outfit that I could wear instead of pajamas.
I came across this gray and pink "paint daub" French terry fabric from CaliFabrics, along with the matching gray double-brushed poly. If you watch me on YouTube, then you know how much I love double-brushed poly!
For the top, I chose the Chai Tee shirt from Liesl & Co. I love that this top is comfortable like a basic t-shirt, but it's shoulder yokes and pleats make this shirt anything but basic. For the sleeves, you have the option of leaving them un-cuffed (like I did), or cuffing them and securing them in place. To help ensure a great fit, this pattern comes with separate pieces for A/B, C, and D cup sizes. The sewing instructions provided are very detailed with clear illustrations. I chose the PDF version, and the pattern pieces fit nicely together. Overall, the Chai Tee shirt was easy to sew and I will be making many more! I recall seeing someone make this into a dress, so I definitely have that on my to-do list.
My lounge pants are the Sunset Lounge Pants by Sinclair Patterns. These mid-rise pants are fitted at the hips and loose through the leg. I chose to make the plain yoga band (no drawstring) version with pockets. I used the same gray double-brushed poly fabric I used for the shirt to make the waistband. In addition to the yoga band option, you can also choose a ruched waistband, or a maternity version with a special low rise waistline cut and contoured ruched waistband with side drawstrings. I love the versatility of this pattern, as you can make pajamas bottoms, casual lounge pants, or even dressier pants depending on your fabric choice. Sinclair also offers petitie, regular, and tall sizing, which is great for me as I am nearly 5'10" -- tall size here I come!
Sinclair patterns are PDF patterns, and like all their patterns, assembling the pattern pieces was easy. In addition, the sewing tutorial was easy to follow and informative. I didn't make a mock-up before cutting into my French terry, but I did have some pull lines radiating from my crotch (yes, I know that sounds funny!). Fit information/troubleshooting is including in the tutorial, so I realized that the next time I make these pants, I will need a full-thigh adjustment. Watch my YouTube video below and you will see what I mean :-)
The twist head band was created using a larger scrap of the French terry fabric. I followed a YouTube video from So Sew English (see below).