This is another pattern from Shwin & Shwin's fall line - definitely check the whole line out because it's all adorable and super comfy!
The Apple Loungewear Pattern is two pieces - leggings with a fold-over waistband, and an oversized sweatshirt that has some cute options to really make it fun. I love when basics come with options - it adds more style!
My oldest LOVES this outfit and has worn it 4 times in the week since I sewed it up...that says a lot, right? She loves comfy clothes, but as I mentioned in my Paperback Writer review, she's getting older and to the point where she wants to look cute and stylish. This set is really perfect for that!
I chose to make the hi-lo version and add the side pockets - perfect to keep hands warm or store tiny treasures. I used a velvety soft velour from Hobby Lobby. It's from their fall line and is on sale right now, too! Go get some! I used soft black ribbing for the neckline, hem, and cuffs, and then just a black cotton jersey for the leggings.
As you can see, the top is oversized - lots of length and width for maximum comfort! The whole outfit came together in about 2 hours, and the directions were really clear and easy. I think this is a great pattern for someone who has sewn with knits, but would like to get more adventurous.
The size 8 is pretty true to size in terms of length and width - just remember that the top is oversized for a reason ;-)
Pattern: Apple Loungewear by Shwin and Shwin
Size tested: 8
Fabric used: cotton knits from Hobby Lobby
Overall thoughts: Very good instructions, easy to follow. Good pattern for an advanced beginner, especially someone new to knits, as there are some great tips.