For the moment our sewing is not about glamourous makes but about lockdown comfort! We have looked through all of our favorite Indie pattern companies and found you some wonderful picks for comfortable clothing during the lockdown.
As 2020 takes an unexpected turn, we are all starting to look at our wardrobes differently. We are lucky as sewists that we have a practical skill that not only helps us pass the time but is useful as well. As we spend way more time in our own 4 walls our need for dressing up has faded, it’s now all about lockdown comfort!
So how do we maintain a balance with our wardrobes? Wearing clothes appropriate for an all-day work video call or for just being comfortable at home?
If you still need the routine then there is nothing wrong with still donning your work clothes ready for the day. For some people, it helps them maintain the idea of being at work even while working from home and helps to separate the working week from the weekend.
For others its a struggle to see the reason why we should get out of our pyjamas!
For both Rachel and me, we are struggling to find clothes that are suitable for the everyday juggle of home-schooling, working from home, and still being comfortable all day. We are very used to getting ‘dressed’ every day and, as you know, fashion is very much a part of who we are. We have definitely found a hole in our wardrobes when it comes to comfort wear.
We decided to have a look through our favorite pattern companies for inspiration on garments that would be perfect for lockdown comfort. In the first video we share our favorites from the Indie pattern companies, and next week we will share the Commercial patterns. Lockdown comfort is not something we have all had to consider before, so it’s definitely worth having another look through your pattern stash to see what you may already have.
Watch our Indie Edition of Top 10 Lockdown Patterns on Youtube now and remember to come back at the weekend for the Commercial Patterns edition.
Remember that all of our Online Classes are currently reduced in price to support you all through the lockdown. We hope that we can help you pass some time in these very difficult times.
Nikki & Rachel