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.
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