Leopard Lounge

I channeled my inner Carol Baskin and made a new lounge set. Admittedly, there is a lot of print going on, even for me. But, it’s loungewear and won’t really make it out of the house so I’m totally embracing it. I present to you, my finished athleisure: Made for Mermaid’s Sporty Piko top and Seamwork’s Mel Joggers, all in a taupe, French Terry leopard print from SoSewEnglish fabrics (the black French terry used for the cuffs, neckband, and waistbands are also from SoSewEnglish).

If you’re interested in reading more about my version of Seamwork’s Mel, you can check out this post from a few weeks ago. Today, I want to talk a little bit about the Sporty Piko. For starters, this is not my first time working with this pattern. In fact, I was really disappointed in my first attempt, but decided to give it a second chance because I’ve seen it used so many times in loungewear recently. Knowing that my first shirt was so large when I used my regular size, I opted to go down one size for this version. The end result was still loose, but more fitted that what I was after for loungewear. I think I could have cut in between sizes and gotten the look I was after this time, but his sizing might be better for “everyday” tees instead – something to play around with if I made this pattern again.

Overall this is a super comfy set, but the next time I stitch this up, I’ll opt to use a coordinating solid to break up the design some.

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