It’s time to redefine relaxation and home apparel with our new free sewing pattern: The Missoni Inspired Tamera Loungewear Set. With cozy season just around the corner but not quite here, it’s time for some timeless transitional pieces that can be worn year after year. The Tamera Set, made with the Trina Turk Pink, Navy and Orange Textured Zig Zags Viscose and Polyester Sweater Knit, is more than just a loungewear set, it’s an experience in at-home luxury. With a soft hand, cozy stretch, and supple drape, this is exactly what you want to change into as soon as you get home from a long day at work. We would love to see this set made with a floor length version of our Fleur Robe free sewing pattern, for a complete 3-piece loungewear set.
Purchase Materials Used Below:
- 3 yards of Trina Turk Pink Navy and Orange Textured Zig Zag Sweater Knit
- 1 Spool of Navy 250 Gutermann Sew All Thread
- 1.5 yards of https://www.moodfabrics.com/black-elastic-2-6389
- 1 yard of Navy 1×1 Cotton Rib Knit
- MDF351 – The Tamera 2pc Loungewear Set (free download below!)
Choose the appropriate stitches, seams, and edge finishes, for your fabric.
For this project, I sewed regular seams with a stretch stitch and serged the edges.
How to sew the top:
1 – Sew the front and back, right sides together (RST), at the side seams and shoulders. Serge the raw seam edges and the bottom edge of the top.
2 – Fold the bottom edge to the wrong side by 1”. Sew.
3 – Measure the circumference of the armholes and neck. Add 1” to each of those three measurements.
4 – Cut 3 strips of fabric to those individual lengths. The width should be 1 ½”.
5 – Create your own bias-like strips (except they won’t be on the bias, since the fabric already has stretch). You can either use a bias strip maker, or if you’re feeling confident, you can just freehand it with the iron.
6 – Pinch the two free ends of the strip, RST, to determine where exactly they need to be sewn together. Pin, then sew together, with the strips unfolded. Trim the excess and press open. Continue sewing the strip to the neck.
7 – Press the strip away from the neck, then press it to the wrong side of the neck.
8 – Sew the remaining folded edge of the strip to the wrong side of the neck.
9 – Repeat with the armholes.
How to sew the pants:
1 – Pin a front leg to a back, RST, and sew along the outer and inner seams. Repeat with the other leg.
2 – Pin the pant legs together along the entire rise, RST, and sew.
3 – Serge the bottom edge of each leg, then fold to the wrong side to sew a 1” hem.
4 – Sew the ends of the waistband together, RST.
5 – Cut a 2” piece of elastic to your size, then sew the ends together.
6 – Mark quarter sections of the waistband with pins. Repeat with the elastic.
7 – Fold the waistband, wrong sides together (WST), and put the elastic inside the waistband so it’s nestled right beside the folded edge. Match the quarter marking pins on the elastic and waistband (don’t forget to remove those pins that are just in the elastic!), and pin together. Then stretch the elastic as needed, to continue even distribution of the waistband to the elastic as you pin.
8 – Flip the waistband upside down, and place it on the right side of the pants waist. Match the raw edges, stretching the waistband as needed, to ensure even distribution of the waistband to pants, as shown above.
9 – Serge together, stretching as needed, so that all fabric is flatly fed through the machine. You don’t want to accidentally sew any gathers!
10 – Press the waistband up. Optional: Topstitch the seam allowance to the waistband.