I've made some new lounge wear! I like comfy knit pajamas and I was in need of some new ones. I wanted some button up classic pajamas but I didn't have any satin or silk so I went with this. Now, these are jogger type pajamas with a bottom band and in seam pockets. These can be made in a light to medium weight knit and worn as casual wear. The top is oversized with a a dropped sleeve, I chose short sleeves since it's worn indoors.
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I used a cotton lycra stretch knit from FabricMart, the fabric is comfy and opaque, not to flimsy. This pattern has a sleep mask and scrunchy that I didn't make but it's cool to have. This is a beginner pattern and I will make the pants again, I've made better fitting tops, but for lounge wear with no darts it's fine.
I cut a medium for the top since it had over 15" of ease which worked well. I adjusted the shoulders and lowered the marking to make the sleeves just a little wider. In the future I'll probably need to move the marking for the sleeve down an inch. I forgot to lengthen the top so I added a 3" band to the bottom, I like it a lot better, it's similar to the bands on the pants.
I cut the largest size for the bottoms adding to the back inseam 2 " tapering to nothing at the knee. This gave me the length I needed for my back crotch length. After evaluating the fit, I removed 5/8" from the back inseam increasing the back inseam by 1 3/8" instead of 2" on the pattern tissue. I made this adjustment to give me more thigh room. I added 1.5" to the center back about hip length to give me a little more length. I find that sometimes I need the length for the back crotch length below the curve of the back (distance from curve to inseam) and or sometimes I need the length higher up just above my hips. I also lowered the front crotch length per my usual 2".
That's it, super simple make easy enough for beginners. I made this on my machine, since there's no negative ease, I used a jersey needle with a straight 2.6 mm stitch length. I'm going to cut out the pants in a french terry this weekend and try to get those finished up. I don't have any other plans right now so maybe I'll start working on pants.