Loungewear pattern round up

This month on the Modista Patreon we’ve been talking ALL about loungewear patterns. Remember when “loungewear” was something you only saw on the posh rail at M&S or the White Company? I remember nipping into M&S on a whim when the first lockdown was looming – I decided to treat myself to some nice jammies to see out the inevitably temporary working from home phase. Well we know how that worked out…!

Loungwear is the new lockdown uniform – clothes that make us feel safe, comfortable and more like ourselves during this strangest of times. We wear them to work, to go to the shops, to care for others, take a socially distanced walk with a friend, go up the supermarket aisle for the 700th time, cry on the couch, laugh in the garden, work out, and stay in bed when we can’t face leaving it. We’re asking a lot of these clothes, so they’d better be a good pattern!

When you think loungewear your mind probably goes straight to stretch fabrics and cosy fleece. Many of the patterns below are for stretch fabrics and if you’re not sure where to start you can check out my guide to starting with stretch here, including my own favourite lounge pattern the Nora top.

The below list is entirely compiled by the Modista Patreon members who have shared their favourite patterns for locking down and lounging. We’ve got your top and bottom half covered as well as jumpsuits and pyjamas, all of them approved by our members. Wondering what the Modista Patreon is all about? Read about the story here.

Jumpers & Hoodies

Nora Top – Tilly and the Buttons

Jarrah Sweater – Megan Nielsen

Brooklyn top – Style Arc

Granite sweatshirt – Maison Fauve

Elliott Sweater and Tee – Helen’s Closet

Hug Hoodie – Made it Patterns

“…the Helens Closet Jackson pullover… I have 5 now!”


Neige Sweatshirt – Deer & Doe Patterns

Bille Sweatshirt – Tilly and the Buttons

Southbank sweater – Nina Lee

Jackson Tee and Sweatshirt – Helen’s Closet

Linden Sweater – Grainline Studio

Toaster Sweater – Sew House Seven

Hug Hoodie was a firm favourite
Modista Patreon loves the Neige sweatshirt!
The Jackson is HC’s first gender inclusive pattern and is a TNT for sure

Trousers & Jumpsuits

Hudson pants – True Bias

Stella joggers – Tilly and the Buttons

Avery Leggings – Helen’s Closet

Slow Pants – Made it Patterns

Nova jumpsuit – True Bias

“…the Helen’s Closet Avery leggings! They’re a TNT pattern for me and I think I might have 5 by now (and am wearing them as I type this!)”

Fan favourites from True Bias – 1, the Hudson Pants
And 2, the Nova jumpsuit

Pyjamas & Sets

Luna Pj’s – Sew Over It

Carolyn Pj’s – Closet Core Patterns

Juno pj’s – Tilly and the Buttons

Common Stitch Loungwear Set

“The Luna pj’s have the potential to look really elegant while still, most importantly, being comfortable.”

The Sew Over it Luna
Peppermint/Common Stitch Loungewear set

And that’s our round up! What do you think, are any of your TNT patterns missing from this list we should know about?


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