One of the many lessons the pandemic taught me is to take my loungewear seriously. While I loved living un-showered in yoga pants for a period of time, my mental health required a return to flowing fabrics and the feel of dressing with awareness. That feeling of dressing vibrantly for myself is not something I want to let go of as we return to mostly ‘normal’. This block print loungewear ensemble is just that kind of gift to myself. The world won’t end if I take it slow and take care of myself.
For me, this outfit epitomizes slow Sunday mornings with coffee and brunch just around the corner. Don’t we all deserve a block print loungewear ensemble to remind us taking care of ourselves wasn’t an indulgence but instead a necessity? A reminder that we know how to adapt to a rapidly terrifying world and still be what we need to be. We are, in fact, amazing mothers, aunts, friends, businesswomen and lovers. We continued to show up for each other with strength and compassion and community-mindedness. I think that warrants some handmade loungewear.
Now that I’ve established we all need fancy, lightweight loungewear ensembles in our lives, I’ll get into the details. Plus, isn’t half the joy of wearing dazzling loungewear in making it for yourself?
Textiles & Patterns:
- Tank Top: Super Basic Tank by Halfmoon Atelier in a spandex/cotton blend knit fabric from my stash
- Robe: Wiksten Jacket by Wiksten (which looks to be only doing wholesale right now) in a combination of Indian Block Print lightweight cotton prints that I purchased about a year ago, from two lovely Etsy shops Fibers to Fabric and Indian Stores. I didn’t change the pattern at all but I didn’t add a waistband tie.
- Loungepants: These are modified from a pair of lounge pants I made years ago in rayon and haven’t stopped wearing since. The original pattern is this one from Taylor Made but I unlocked lounge perfection by widening the leg and adding the jersey knit waistband. The fabric is from the same two Etsy shops I mentioned.
As you can see, I decided to play with mixing and matching the textiles. I love the way these textiles look together and wanted that playfulness to be incorporated into my lounging. It’s a marriage of two loves…happy lounging and happy textiles.
Are you making anything for yourself? If not, I hope you take this post as permission to do so.
P.S. Can you tell I took these pictures in the midst of our kitchen remodel? I had to take advantage of the beautiful light and open space!