I’m sharing two patterns that I’ve been loving together as cozy loungewear sets. The Breckenridge Henley and the Resolution Bottoms both by Love Notions can absolutely be worn as ‘real’ clothes but I like them in knitwear for more of pajama, loungewear clothing.
Love Notions’ patterns are really well thought out. I love all the options each pattern comes with and they regularly run sales to keep their patterns affordable. When you choose to print the PDF versions of patterns the different options are clearly marked so you can only print exactly the pieces you need. Another great little detail is the way that you print out the pieces, you don’t have to trim them before sticking them together! This is a huge time saver and makes PDFs so much less daunting. I love the thought that goes into the patterns and the packaging and instructions!
Love Notions has a pretty great size range from XS-5X which is a 33-57.5″ bust measurement and 35.5-59.5″ hip measurement. I made a straight size medium in both my top and bottoms and with my measurements it looks like I’m between a small and medium. I find the medium to be a great fit for me with this company and don’t need to make any adjustments.
I’ve made the henley before for tshirt month and was really happy with the result, I just thought the fabric was a little thin for wearing out and would prefer it as pajamas. There are quite a few versions for length and sleeves and I love the neckband. You can absolutely make these working buttons, but it’s easy enough to just sew them on and not need them to work. There are clear instructions for both.
I made the long sleeve shirt length version with the long cuffs. The first version is in this white sand sedona mini stripe jersey and the second is a brushed waffle sweater knit in the color moss, both from Surge Fabrics. Both of these turned out great and were fairly simple to sew. Maybe a little trickier than your average t-shirt with that neckband, but nothing too difficult.
For the bottoms I made the Resolution bottoms which have 4 different versions. Leggings, moto leggings, boot cut yoga pants, and straight leg yoga pants. I made the straight leg version, again in a straight medium. At first I wasn’t sure of these, there is a back yoke detail that I didn’t love at first but then after wearing these non stop I realize I like the shaping of them. These are so cozy and great for lounging around. I want to try a true leggings version for more activewear next time!
I’m so happy with both of these sets and if you were to drop by unexpectedly on a weekend afternoon, I’d probably be wearing one of these.