From Loungewear to Outerwear: Dressing Up Our Favourite Pieces from Our Loungewear Ebooks

Pattern Spotlight

As the days get longer and more places begin to open, it's time to ditch the joggers and put on your best going out out outfits. However, just because you're leaving the house doesn't mean you can't be comfy! To give you some stylish - yet wearable - garment making inspo, in this article we've taken our favourite patterns from our loungewear Ebooks and provided some tips to transform them into comfy daywear pieces that are perfect for the sunny days ahead.

The Linda Trousers

Linda is your go to pair of bottoms; with an elasticated waist and pockets, she is both practical and comfy. Whilst she makes the perfect pyjama pant, transform her into an everyday summer piece by switching out the fabric to a heavier cotton or linen. We especially love Linda in a print, so for a more statement trouser why not try her in a gingham? We love this 100% cotton orange gingham from Oh Sew Crafty!

Another pattern from our first loungewear Ebook, Lorna is a slouchy jumpsuit with a back zip and button fastening. To transform Lorna into more of a daywear piece, again switch up the fabric; like Linda, a printed cotton or linen will work - we love how Lucy (@lucy.sews.something) transformed her Lorna into the perfect garment for Christmas Day by making her in a gorgeous muted printed fabric from The Fabric Squirrel! Lorna is also very easy to dress up or dress down: for a more fitted look, why not style her with a belt? 
For more inspo on how to turn Lorna from loungewear into daywear, check out more makes from our community below:

If you prefer a jumpsuit with sleeves, why not try the Lydia jumpsuit from our Ebook The Loungewear Edit: Stretch Edition? If you want to take Lydia from loungewear to daywear we'd still recommend her in a jersey, but maybe in a more muted colour for a more versatile piece that can be easily layered and styled.

The Lena Shirt

Lena is a slouchy cropped shirt that can also be made as a dress for a more wearable day to day look. Like the rest of the patterns from our first Ebook we think she'd work great in a light cotton or a linen for staple summer piece. For something more versatile, why not try her made in a block colour linen and styled with a belt? Why not try our Olive Woven Linen?

Alternatively, for a more statement look, try her in a bold print, like this Nerida Hansen Puzzle Cotton Sateen from this Sister Mintaka.


The Imogen Sweater

For more of an autumn/winter piece, why not try making the Imogen sweater from The Loungewear Edit: Stretch Edition? Like it says in our Ebook, make her using sweatshirting for both a loungewear and a day to day piece, but for more of a statement garment why not try a patterned sweatshirting like this spotty sweatshirt fleece from Backstitch?

Check out The Loungewear Edit here and The Loungewear Edit: Stretch Edition here.

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