Perfect Lounge Pants

Perfect Lounge Pants!! Les Fleurs Rayon Lounge Pants with ribbon trim sewn by a happy stitch

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.

Perfect Lounge Pants!! Les Fleurs Rayon Lounge Pants with ribbon trim sewn by a happy stitch

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.

Perfect Lounge Pants!! Les Fleurs Rayon Lounge Pants with ribbon trim sewn by a happy stitch

Perfect Lounge Pants!! Les Fleurs Rayon Lounge Pants with ribbon trim sewn by a happy stitch

Perfect Lounge Pants!! Les Fleurs Rayon Lounge Pants with ribbon trim sewn by a happy stitch

 

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.

Perfect Lounge Pants!! Les Fleurs Rayon Lounge Pants with ribbon trim sewn by a happy stitch

Perfect Lounge Pants!! Les Fleurs Rayon Lounge Pants with ribbon trim sewn by a happy stitch

Perfect Lounge Pants!! Les Fleurs Rayon Lounge Pants with ribbon trim sewn by a happy stitch

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?!

Perfect Lounge Pants!! Les Fleurs Rayon Lounge Pants with ribbon trim sewn by a happy stitch

2 Comments on Perfect Lounge Pants

  1. homemadefarm
    December 15, 2016 at 3:05 pm (8 months ago)

    Too cute. My lounge pants/pjs are as old as my oldest son (15). Maybe I should follow your example and make myself some fancy, new ones:)

    Reply
    • Melissa Q.
      December 15, 2016 at 3:11 pm (8 months ago)

      Haha! I know, right?! It feels like such an indulgence but I think we are both worth it! Go for it.

      Reply

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