Chic Women’s Loungewear - No Pattern Needed

9 materials
$40
3 Hours
Easy


I don't know about you, but I love some comfy loungewear! Women's loungewear has become the in-thing right now, and I can understand why. It's amazingly comfortable, and it looks super stylish too! I'm going to show you how to sew a cute loungewear set, and the best part is, there's no pattern needed!

Tools and materials:

  • Fabric- 2 yards French terry knit
  • Sewing machine
  • Matching thread
  • Fabric marker
  • Pencil skirt - as a guide
  • Sweater - as a guide
  • Measuring tape
  • Pins
  • Scissors
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Loungewear set

Make the skirt

Using one of your favorite pencil skirts, lay it on the fabric, and trace around it. Remember to follow the cross-grain of the fabric to get the maximum stretch. Next, cut the front skirt panel and label it "F" for the front.


TIP:

If you want a looser fit, add half an inch seam allowance.

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Cute loungewear set

Fold the front skirt in half and use it to trace the back panel on the fold. Add ½ an inch seam allowance to compensate for the curved backside. Then, cut it out.

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Best loungewear

Lay the fabric right sides facing and pin the side seams together.

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Women’s loungewear set

Make the waistband

Measure 4 inches in width and add ¼ seam allowance. Draw the measurements on your waistband and cut it on the fold so that you have 2 pieces.

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Comfortable loungewear

Trace the bodice

Take one of your favorite knit sweaters, fold it in half and place it on the fold. Trace the neckline, armhole, side seam, and hemline ( I didn't include the waistband).

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Matching loungewear set

Cut out the front bodice and adjust the neckline, as shown.

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Loungewear set with skirt


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Trace the back pattern

Next, use the front bodice as a guide to trace your back pattern. Remember to trace this on the fold and not trace the waistband. I also adjusted the back neckline, making it a more square shape and higher than the front.

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Trace the sleeves

Make the sleeves

Trace the sleeve onto the fabric on the fold. Do not trace out the wristband area. Afterward, cut it out along the trace lines. Use your cut-out sleeve to make the second sleeve ( on the fold).

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Cut out the wristbands

Make the wrist bands

Cut out rectangles from your remaining fabric. Remember to make 2 pieces.


TIP

Fold them in half and place them by the edge of the sleeves to see if they will fit accordingly.

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Cut out the waistband

Make the waistband

Trace, shape, and cut the waistband for the bottom bodice. It's the same width as the bodice, so cut on fold with 4 ½ inches in width. Make sure to cut this on fold; you will need 2 pieces.

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Create the neckline

Make the neckline

To ensure a finished look, make a bias tape for the neckline. Cut a few inches from your fabric, and fold it in half, as shown.

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Sew the skirt and waistband together

Sew all the pieces together

Yay! Now that the fabric pieces are ready, it's time to put this cute loungewear set together. I used an overlocker stitch, but a narrow zigzag stitch or stretch stitch will do, too. Start by sewing the skirt's side seams and the corresponding waistband. Be sure to sew the waistband at the sides.

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Attach the waistband to the skirt

Throughout the stitching process, make sure the right sides of the fabric are always facing together. Now join the waistband to the skirt. Pin it in a quarterly manner and sew it all around.

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Leave a gap

Next, fold the waistband and stitch it all around again. Leave a gap during the sewing process.

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Feed through the elastic

Insert your elastic through the gap. See the exact process on my video at 7:36.

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Hem the skirt

Hem the skirt when you're done.

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Sew the side seams of the bodice

Moving onto the bodice, pin the shoulder and side seams and stitch accordingly.

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Attach the band

Sew the band's side seams, fold it in half, and pin it to the bottom part of the bodice, making sure to match the side seams accordingly. Next, sew the band to the bodice.

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Sew the sleeve’s side seams

Now, it's time to sew the sleeves. Match the inner seams of both the sleeves and the wristband and sew along the edges.

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Attach the cuffs

Fold the cuff in half, wrong sides facing, and attach it to the bottom sleeve by placing it on the hem and sewing it all around. You should be sewing 3 layers.


TIP

Take your time; this is a very narrow hem.

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Attach the sleeves

Before attaching the sleeves, mark the center with a fabric marker. Place it inside the armhole, matching the inner and shoulder seams. Sew all around the edge.

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Press the loungewear set

Now, press all your newly sewn seams, and your loungewear set is good to go!

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Comfy women’s loungewear set

How awesome does this look? It feels incredible, too. I'm pretty chuffed with the outcome, and I hope you take on this DIY sewing project because it's super simple and easy, considering there's no pattern involved. Now you can lounge around in style!  

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