Posted on Friday the 11th October 2019 by Jessalli Handmade
This month’s post is a little different for me, loungewear. It’s a pattern, and style I don’t usually make, but I fell in love with it and just couldn’t get it out of my head. Funnily enough, it seems a lot of other sewists had the same idea. A few of the people I follow online have also made this in the last few weeks. It’s so funny how things like that happen.
The pattern is the Pipit Loungewear Set from Common Stitch. Common Stitch is an Independent Australian pattern house based in Brisbane. They push sustainable, slow learning fashion. It’s a popular movement and I’m all for it! I ordered the pdf version from their site and printed it out at home. The pattern is a wide, boxy, button front top with flared sleeves and baggy, flared, elasticated shorts. I absolutely love this pattern, although one thing I think I’ll make note of for next time is the order of sewing the sleeves. I’d rather put the cuffs on last, so you don’t have the finished overlocked edge on show from the inside edge.
The fabric I chose was this gorgeous Slubby Pure Linen Fabric
in Denim Blue. I love the colour and although it’s not as buttery soft as the Robert Kaufman linen, it’s still soft, comfortable and great value for the quality! I’ve washed this set a couple of times now and the softness and colour is still the same.
I didn’t make any modifications to this pattern at all. As I said before, I would have liked to change the sleeve construction slightly, but I’ll try that next time. I love the fit and it’s honestly so comfortable to wear. I wear the top on it’s own with jeans too. It’s a lovely easy blouse to wear with other things. The shorts have a cute patch pocket too. I just added one, but I think it would look lovely with two.
So my summary; The pattern is great and worth getting for your stash. The top is also great to wear on it’s own as well, so if you don’t like the shorts, you can just make the pretty button front top. Making it in a lovely linen is always a good idea.
I hope you like what I made this month. Next months’ post is a popular pattern, and I just needed to make another.
Happy Handmade everyone!