dressmaking, lounge wear edit, pattern review, sewing

The Lounge Wear Edit – Part 2 The Review

So my lounge wear edit is all sewn up and I love every piece. I thought I give you a little more information on the making process and how I’ve been wearing them.

The top I choose was the Florence top by Merchant and Mills, I love its floaty feminine design. the trousers are the Millers by Paper Theory.

The first piece is the Florence top in the lilac and emerald light cotton gingham. As the fabric was so light I double turned the sleeves and hems so no raw edges were showing, all the rest of the garment is overlocked. For the buttons on back I used some lilac flower shaped acrylic buttons by Eto from SewMeSunshine.

Its so light and comfortable to wear, I think this paired with the linen trousers is my most worn set.

Next is the brown twill miller trousers. With the elastic was it and roomy fit this are a dream to wear. I made these exactly to the pattern instructions and do love them very much. when I set out making this edit I set my overlocker with lilac threads and these are finished with them, you cant see it unless I roll them up but I do like the little detail it gives.

The linen Florence top – I made this exactly the same with a couple of tweaks, for the hems they were only folded once and double the height of the gingham version these edges are overlooked and I think they look pretty perfect. I also added these cute labels into my linen version by Kylie and the machine, also available from SewMeSunshine.

The linen miller trousers – these are made exactly the same as the brown version, except one small tweak. As these fabric has a slightly looser weave and the pockets are cut on the bias I was worried about them stretching out so I used a strip of interfacing to reinforce the seam. I also cropped the length by 2 inches.

These trousers are so comfortable to wear, they are on the bigger side but I love that and the darts in the front give me extra cake room. Don’t tell the brown version but these are my favourite, they go with so much of my wardrobe and feel so cool and comfortable.

I loved making this set and putting everything together so much, I wear them a lot and I always feel put together.

I’ve got a couple more blog posts coming – planning this edit with my bullet journal and the comparison with my drawings.

Happy sewing,

Samantha x


1 thought on “The Lounge Wear Edit – Part 2 The Review”

  1. OMG, I LOVE this post of your M&M Florence tops, I bought the pattern and fabric after I saw your Wes one, but I’ve made a toile in a cotton lawn and it looks awful on, l was so disappointed , I seem to have so much floaty fabric at the sides under my arms, and also I think my bust has made it shorter at the front, yours look amazing , did you make any adjustments to the pattern? . This green check florence with the pink trousers is a fab outfit. Is the pink trouser fabric from M&M ? Thanks for your inspiring posts


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