Hello, and Happy New Year! I hope your 2021 has got off to a great start!
I haven’t had a lot of time to sew for myself over the last few months. I found sewing for my slowly growing pregnancy body to almost be a waste, so I focused my sewing energy on making things for my daughter. However, she is almost 3 months old now, and I’ve been able to find a few minutes to dedicate to some selfish sewing.
I’ve been wanting to sew the Pipit Loungewear Set by Common Stitch for a while now, and I’m so glad I finally did. It’s a lovely pattern, and the statement sleeves are just a dream! (But beware, they get in EVERYTHING!)
The top is simply drafted, there isn’t even a bust dart. The neckline is finished cleanly with a facing, which I fused with a lightweight interfacing. This also provides a bit more stability to the front closure.
The pattern directs you to use buttons for the front closure, but I opted for snaps. These are so easy to instal, they are super strong, and I think they compliment the hail spot print of the fabric nicely.
The shorts are, again, very simply drafted, with a loose leg and an elasticated waistband. I added a little ribbon tag detail to the pocket, and I think it really elevates the overall look of the shorts.
The original design doesn’t come with a pocket pattern, but I knew I would miss them in these shorts. I added the pocket from my Winslow Culottes as I think it’s a really nice shape. I’m so glad I put them in!
I spent an evening in front of the TV hand stitching the sleeve cuff hem. By doing this, I kept the right side of the cuff looking nice and clean, with no visible topstitching or messy ‘stitch in the ditch’ attempts.
My fabric is a lovely, soft double cloth from Spotlight. I haven’t worked with double cloth very much, but it was wonderful. It pressed really well, and the weave is quite dense, so it didn’t fray like crazy.
- Pattern brand/name/number: Pipit Loungewear Set by Common Stitch
- Style, size: One style, size 12
- Fabric: Hail Spot printed double cloth in the colour Raspberry from Spotlight
- Notions: White KAM snaps from Greenbeans Australia, elastic for shorts, iron-on lightweight fusing, grosgrain ribbon for pocket tag, matching thread
- Used KAM snaps for the closure instead of buttons
- Added inseam pockets to the shorts
- Hand stitched up the sleeve cuff hem
I’m so happy with my first make of 2021! I had a feeling that I would love this pattern, so I actually bought more fabric to make a second set! If you’re looking for a quick and easy sewing project, I’d highly recommend the Pipit Loungewear Set.