We’ve been staying at home so much that I find I’m drawn to loungewear, activewear, and athleisure patterns. Which is why I probably purchased Swim Style‘s new release, the Lara Loungewear Set as soon as I saw it. I also knew I had the perfect fabric in my stash to make it, too!
Let me start off by saying that I’m not always a fan of extremely oversized patterns. Needless to say I was hesitant on how the Lara Loungewear would look when I was finished with it, but oversized shirts seem to be a popular look this year (and the model looked adorable) so I’m going with it (at worst, I figured I could just use this as a sleepwear and no one would ever need to see it). The end result? Probably one of the most comfortable loungewear items I own. In part it’s because the pattern is roomy and has a nice flow, but also because this French Terry feels so good and is just the right weight (in my humble opinion). The shirt is HUGE, though. It works because it drapes, but if I make this for myself again, I think I may go down one size. I feel like the pants are spot on though.
As for the pattern itself, it’s very easy to put together. My only complaint is that the sleeve pattern piece overlaps with the shirt front piece, so you are forced to trace one of them off (and cut completely out from the printed PDF). This pattern is definitely beginner friendly, but if you happen to get stuck along the way, there is a supplemental video they’ve put together that will help with construction.