Lux Loungewear

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So they (the people that know) call this Lux Loungewear, you and I call it a tracksuit.

None the less it is being touted (on ‘This Morning’ no less) as the latest thing to be be stylish and comfortable whilst working from home.

Navy with Stripe – Ted Baker £180.00

Pink – Mint Velvet £120.00

Navy – Sweaty Betty £130.00

Love, Lucie £18.00 ( I already had both patterns).

I picked up this fairly medium/heavy weight navy knit fabric at Fabworks, Dewsbury. There was only just over 3m as it was the end of the roll. And I was given a metre for free due to the grease stain that sat in the middle that consequently washed out!

When I got the fabric home I realised it was 2m wide so I still have some left.

The joggers are the ubiquitous True Bias Hudsons

But lengthened 6 inches at the calf, not the ankle, to maintain width and without the ankle cuff. Even though I’m 5ft 3 I do find the Hudsons usually end just on my ankle bone.

I also sized up a size to cater for the weight and the reduced stretch in the fabric and to achieve the look I was aiming for.

I came across the True Bias tutorial for the high waisted hack. This is definitely what I’ll do from now on as a find joggers sit more naturally there on me. They are not super high waisted, sitting more at the natural waist.

The top is another Tilly and the Buttons Billie! See my others here and here

I took the hood from the TATB Stella Hoodie from the Stretch book. I figured that Tilly wouldn’t have changed the neckline between the 2 sweaters significantly. It worked really well.

I just overlapped the hood at the front to cater for the slight anomaly in the neck perimeter. This worked well as it gives the hood a more ‘cowl’ affect and keeps it all in place without constantly trying to choke you!

I didn’t add the bottom hem band; I felt it didn’t need it.

I used the cuffs as per the pattern but folded them back on themselves.

I can report it is perfect for wfh and is also incredibly warm. The fabric doesn’t crease or bag out in the slightest so they look just like this all day!

I very tempted to make another set straight away!

Love, Lucie xx

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      1. Sometimes I have to be careful not to get too close to the husband’s computer when he’s on a video call – the other day I produced a piece of choice language not realising his microphone was on. Luckily no higher up management were on the call at the time. This working from home is fraught with perils 🤣

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  1. OMG! Thanks so much for the link to the high waisted hack, I’ve had this pattern for jogger bottoms for ages but knew that they where too low for me and I’ve been putting off making them despite having bought all I need to make them up! I’m diffo going to crack on with getting them done now. Cheers, love your blog too!

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