There are certain clothing items that I consider an extreme indulgence and fancy lounge pants is one of them. Let’s be honest, any old pair of sweatpants will generally suffice when it comes to at-home casual wear. As a Minnesota-born woman, it’s effectively burned into my DNA to avoid excess luxury and always make do with what is sufficient…I don’t paint my nails, I barely even moisturize my skin. I’m slow to accept indulgences into my life. As you can imagine, upping my lounge pants game is like going seriously fancy lady. But, when I came across the rayon floral prints designed by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton and Steel and felt how silky soft it is all I could think of was making the perfect pair of lounge pants. I went for it, I went full fancy lady folks.
And, these are perfect. I hacked the Taylor Made Pajama Pants pattern, which I have had forever, by widening the hem and adding a thick jersey knit waistband. I also stitched on some of my favorite trim, an Amy Butler design from Renaissance Ribbon.
These came together very quickly. I had to seriously stretch the waistband fabric to match it up with the waist of the pant legs but it was a wrestling match worth the effort. Otherwise, they were simple, as pajama pants usually are.
With the weather finally turning colder, I do find the rayon a bit cold against my skin but that’s all the more reason to lounge in front of the fire. Right?!