Hot Chocolate Bamboo Fleece Yoyo Loungewear Set

It’s my last blog post of the year! This is Look #2 from my Fall and Winter 2023-24 Wardrobe Plans. This cozy and cuddly Yoyo Loungewear Set in this luscious Hot Chocolate Bamboo Fleece is the perfect set of secret pajamas. 

I was seeing this colorway- this cool creamy brown when I designed my mood board and wanted to make something to wear both out and about and in my home for those few chilly days we get here in Florida. This should come in handy this New Year’s eve weekend as we’re supposed to get our coldest weather of the year…possibly into the 40’s! I don’t think I could ever live up north again as this is so chilly for me! 

I wish you were here so you could feel just how soft this fabric is! This is by far my most comfortable winter lounge set. Go out and buy yourself some of this yummy knit fabric! I couldn’t resist and went back and bough this fabric in the rose color. I may not get to it this year but it will be waiting in my stash for next winter.

Yoyo Knit Skirt Sweater Top Style Arc Bamboo Fleece Hot Chocolate Sew Pomona 13
Yoyo Knit Skirt Sweater Top Style Arc Bamboo Fleece Hot Chocolate Sew Pomona 2

So this was a really easy pattern to sew up. Just pay attention to those grainlines for greatest stretch. I totally messed up and cut this the wrong way and then had to rejigger all my pattern pieces to make this work. I had bought quite a bit of yardage (I was planning on making sweatpants too) but after my mistake I had just enough for two tops and one skirt. This is a great basic sweatshirt pattern with that classic V neck detail and a simple fitted skirt.

Fall Winter 2023 2024 Sewing Plans-1-Look 2

I made both versions of this top, the regular length and the cropped version. I prefer the long version with the skirt and wear the shorter length one with other clothing. The longer length is great for a bit more coverage with a fitted skirt. I did alter the cropped version- adding a rib knit band to bring it in a bit. On me the original cropped length hit at a weird place and looked to short. The band I added fixed that. But I think that is just a matter of personal taste. 

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My cropped top has ribbing in the sweatshirt V and at the hem, the Longer version is made entirely in the main fabric. The skirt uses the same pattern pieces for front and back, it’s a simple tube skirt with a bit of shaping at the waist and a well designed fold over waistband. I don’t usually like to wear fitted skirts- but this one is super comfy and flattering. Especially in this beefy knit. I think it would look fantastic in a ponte knit. Something with just a bit of structure and weight. The fit for me is spot on. I made the top in a 10 and the skirt in a 12. I bought the one size pattern option.


Sewing Patterns & Fabric:

YOYO KNIT TOP + YOYO KNIT SKIRT BUNDLE Style Arc Patterns

Yoyo Knit Top & Yoyo Knit Skirt Bundle Set Style Arc

The perfect outfit to dress up or down. The Yoyo Knit Top is a square shaped knit top with V insert and we have paired it with the Yoyo Knit Skirt, a pull on tube shaped, calf length skirt.

  • Top Size 10
  • Skirt Size 12

Bamboo Cotton Stretch Fleece Hot Chocolate- Core Fabrics

This colorway is out of stock but there are 9 other color options currently.

  • WIDTH 60in / 152 cm
  • WEIGHT 300 gsm / 8.9 oz/yd²
  • FIBRE 66% Rayon from bamboo, 28% Cotton, 6% Spandex
  • PANTONE COLOUR 17-1511 TCX
  • STRETCH 30% stretch on the cross-grain, 200% on the grain
  • TRANSPARENCY Completely Opaque
  • COUNTRY OF ORIGIN China

Bamboo/Cotton 2x2 Baby Rib - Hot Chocolate Core Fabrics

Bamboo/Cotton 2×2 Baby Rib – Hot Chocolate Core Fabrics

  • WIDTH 19in / 48 cm
  • WEIGHT 275 gsm / 8.1 oz/yd²
  • FIBRE 66% Rayon from bamboo, 28% Cotton, 6% Spandex
  • PANTONE COLOUR 18-1304 TCX
  • STRETCH 230% on the cross grain, 50% on the grain
  • TRANSPARENCY Completely Opaque
  • COUNTRY OF ORIGIN China

I really love this set! It is so comfy- and still looks cool! Looking forward to taking it easy this week and lounging around with some yummy hot cocoa, relaxing with my kids.  

Yoyo Knit Skirt Sweater Top Style Arc Bamboo Fleece Hot Chocolate Sew Pomona 6

So that is it for this year! I think I’ve made some fabulous pieces. Looking forward to slowing down my sewing in the next few months and focusing on some more detailed sewing projects like my pleated Anna Sui dress and my goldwork embroidery project. Wishing you all a joyous New Year! Happy Sewing!

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