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The Stella joggers

Considering how much I love this pattern, I’m surprised I haven’t blogged about it!

The Stella joggers (+ hoodie) pattern is from the latest Tilly and the Buttons Stretch book. It’s the ultimate loungewear set of slim fit jogging bottoms and a classic hooded sweatshirt.

I made my original Stella joggers last year (I was one of the testers for this pattern) and I have worn this several times a week ever since!

I can safely say it’s my most worn me-made in my wardrobe!

It even featured in the book itself – Tilly asked if I’d bring them to set to wear with the Frankie tee when we were shooting.

I made them out of a gorgeous and soft French terry from Stoff & Stil and they are just so so comfortable.

But I can’t be wearing the same pair of joggers all the time (because, frankly, they need to get washed every now and then!) so I decided to make a second pair!

I think loungewear (depending on your lifestyle) is definitely worth investing in. At the end of the day it’s something I end up wearing most of the time, especially when I get home from a long day at work.

To that effect, I picked the most fabulous fabric to make my second pair of Stella joggers – the monstera grid print from the Tilly and the Buttons fabric shop.

This vibrant print caught my eye on an Instagram story and I knew I had to have it! It’s unfortunately a bit on the expensive side (at Β£20/m) so I only snagged a metre and a half. I wasn’t sure exactly what I’d do with it at the time but it ended up being just right for these joggers!

This is a lovely simple satisfying sew – you can definitely do it in a couple of hours or less if you put your head down!

I skipped the leg cuffs in both my versions as I like it to be looser around the ankle.

So whilst I might not be wearing this out and about in public much, I know I’ll end up wearing them at home all the time. I love that I’ll be lounging around in a fabric that makes me happy!

That totally makes it worth all the money!

I’ve kept the leftover scraps to potentially line a hood of a matching Stella hoodie if I ever get round to it!

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  1. I love the print! But were the squares a blessing or a curse? They always seem to make it both easier and harder to make a garment!

  2. These look great πŸ‘ I love the fabric 🌿 – I’ve only made one pair of joggers too, long ones anyway. It’s about time I made some more! Thanks for the reminder! πŸ‘πŸ™πŸ˜Š

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