Sew Fancy Pants Lounge Wear Style

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When my cute sewing buddy Nicole of Merritts Makes shared her fun idea for Sew Fancy Pants month, I knew I wanted to join in the fun.  She’s joined by Katie Kortman, Loni of Havin Sew Much Fun, and Jennifer of A Maker Heart for a month-long party full of inspiration, fitting tips, and tons of great discounts.

My handmade pants consist of mainly joggers- ALL the joggers really.  I’ve tried a half-dozen patterns and sewn them up in everything from classic french terry to flannel.  I do have plans to tackle my first ‘real’ pair of pants this month but I thought it was only fitting that I join in this month with some ‘fancy’ cozy joggers first.

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I turned to my favorite tried and true jogger pattern, the Brassie Joggers from Greenstyle Creations.  I sew up a small, mid-rise, ankle length and am always super happy with the fit.  I do modify the waistband and do a single casing with 2″ elastic to really suck in the gut 😉  I also add a strip of fabric as a binding to the pocket opening instead of flipping and hemming the edge.  Simple modifications that make this pattern one of my favorites ever!

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I used a gorgeous bright floral double brushed polyester from Knitpop.  I fell in love with this botanical print and was originally planning a dress for one of my girls.  I’m super glad I claimed this for myself though.  It’s full of all my favorite colors and already have a ton of tees that look great with it.  It’s got mustard, olive, burgundy, and magenta meaning the pairing options are limitless.

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I have one other pair of DPB Brassies that I wear to death.  They’re perfect for traveling since they aren’t too hot and they’re lightweight and oh so soft.  After wearing mine constantly the last month I knew I needed another pair for an upcoming trip.

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Are you joining in Sew Fancy Pants?  I hope you do!  I’m so inspired by the creative makes out there.  Check out #sewfancypants on Instagram to see everyone’s take on this fun challenge.  If you’re a little more conservative like me you can still join in the fun!  I love the diversity of this great sewing community and so grateful for everyone’s unique style.  So inspiring and just fuels my creative juices! I can’t wait to sew up more!

Sew Straight and Gather Andromeda Top and Dress

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Terri at Sew Straight and Gather has done it yet again.  I swear she can do no wrong.  Her patterns are always so unique and so well done.  The Andromeda Top and Dress is no exception.  AND- she’s having an AMAZING Black Friday Sale right now.  All single patterns are just $5 CAD!  What a steal!!! I suggest heading over there right after reading how much I love this new pattern 😉

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I tested the girls version but there is also a ladies- yessssss!  The girl’s comes in sizes 2-14 and the women’s in sizes XS-3XL.  They both feature banded top, tunic,  free flowing dress and gathered waist dress options.  Those sleeves make it so incredibly fun!

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I made my first one out of pretty double brushed poly from Knitpop.  It worked perfect for this pattern.  I left the sleeves raw and did a simple neckband.  This pattern could possibly be the quickest thing I’ve ever sewn!  Just a few seams later and this beauty was done.

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She’s worn it a few times since and always gets so many compliments.  It’s so darling and definitely has that wow! factor.

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Little sis was intensely jealous and was dying for her own.  I’ve been crushing hard on stretch velvet lately and snatched up some gorgeous colors from Stylish Fabric.  I used this pretty gold and I’m thrilled with the quality and great customer service I received.  AND it was also a steal compared to what I’ve seen elsewhere. It was my first time sewing with it and I new this simple pattern was a great choice to begin with.

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From cut to finish this was done in under a half hour (it helped my pattern was all ready from big sis- loving that they wear the same size!).

Can we talk about this goofy girl for a minute?  She did NOT want to model but the second she got this on she was smitten.  She turned on the super model moves like that!  She kills me!

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I’d say she likes it!

Make sure you grab your Andromeda- you can get the girls, ladies (Terri’s sweater-knit cover version is killer!) or the bundle.  Don’t forget to pick up some of my other favs too- check out my versions here, here, here, here, and here.

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