My #Sewingdares results!


Gillian started daring everyone on Twitter last week-end. And soon I was accepting a dare to use a colourfull (I do believe the work BRIGTH was used) piece of knit fabric from my stash to make underwear and/or lounge wear.

I remembered being inspired by  Scruffy Badger Winnie’s  Underwear post, and quickly downloaded the free vest pattern from the So, Zo…blog.

Bright fabric for the sewing dare

Bright fabric and elastic!

I had already drafted a pattern for lounge trousers (still pondering whether I should make it into a pattern. Do you think anyone else would want to sew lounge trousers?.) and during the stash-handling I came upon this bright turquoise stretch velour and this pink (it doesn’t really show up pink in the photo… but believe me – it is bright pink!) dotted cotton-lycra blend.. And then I found this amazingly coordinating Fold Over Elastic. So a lounge set it was!

This was so much fun! Getting a dare like that really started some creative juices in me. This was truly a Sewing-For-Fun project!

Unfortunately the pictures aren’t the best. I should have shown you the entire outfit, but I was having a case of the VPLs, that I didn’t catch when I got the pics, and I haven’t had the opportunity to retake them, so here you go..

My #Sewingdares results!

My #Sewingdares results!

I had so much fun! And also – be sure to check out all the other #Sewingdares results!


12 replies
  1. Scruffy badger says:

    These are awesome Maria!! What a combo of colourful fabric. I am extremely jealous, but I would worry that such a fab set would encourage even more lounging than I do already…there would be a danger I wouldn’t leave the house 😉
    Wouldn’t stop me though!

  2. Johanna says:

    That looks SO comfortable! I’m all for lounging, and why not do it in style?! Great fabrics and colours (my fave colours; pink and teal/turquoise). I LOVE velour trousers, so comfy!! I have some RTW velour trousers, but I will have to make some too!

  3. IngeMaakt says:

    That is one happy lounge set 🙂 I would love a pattern for lounge pants; in fact I think that it’s a great idea and challenge to design something that feels like loungewear but is also work-appropriate. Wouldn’t that be the best thing?

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  1. […] I use a pattern I created from an old camisole and make the straps and binding from binding I create using a bias tape folder or from bought Fold Over Elastic. If you don’t have an old camisole to copy, you could use a pattern – like the one you can get for free from “So, Zo..” (It’s a great pattern, I have tried it a couple of years ago). […]

  2. […] comfortable lounge trousers started their life. It was when Gillian dared me on Twitter and I made my bright lounge wear set. I already had an idea for the trousers in my head on on the sketch pad and the dare made me draft […]

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