Laela Jeyne Patterns Lotus Bodysuit

The Laela Jeyne Lotus camisole and bodysuit is a free pattern (read how to get it here).

I love a good bodysuit with a skirt. They are comfortable to wear. I also move the snaps forward so they are easier for me. I cut off the front crotch on the pattern pieces and then tape them to the back. It results in a longer crotch piece in the back making it easier for me to grab and close the snaps in the front. You can see the pink bias tape I used for the snap closure in the picture below. Fun fact, the snaps are not sewn on here. I was having issues with my hand and it was super swollen so I decided to leave them off for the picture.

Just like with the Mica shirt, I made a 2XL E cup graded to a 3XL at the waist. The fit on this one isn’t perfect. That said, I didn’t notice how the back of the bodysuit was pulled down a bit due to catching on my leggings. I think it actually needs a full seat adjustment so that it sits right. Originally, I thought it needed more length especially at the back, but I think it needs more room in the bum. I will also do a full belly adjustment.

The sides of the top need to be raised a bit more to not show my bra. I was also thinking of making wider straps since I don’t love the width of those straps.

I made it using leftovers from my Disney Princess Gabriela onesie. It’s cotton lycra with 4 way stretch.

The pattern is good. My fit issues are mainly due to my bust being larger than what the pattern is drafted for so I am not surprised about the sides not being high enough to not reveal my bra. As for the belly and bum fit…well those are typical adjustments for me. Otherwise, I think it’s a good pattern.

Both this pattern and the Mica were great ways to try out Laela Jeyne patterns. I’m grateful that they were free. I’m definitely going to try out another Laela Jeyne pattern at some point.

TL:DR Review

  • Pattern: Laela Jeyne Lotus Bodysuit (read how to get it here)
  • Pros: Good size range. Options for bodysuit and camisole. FREE.
  • Cons: Definitely some fit issues for me. However, those are mostly due to the fact that my bust is larger than what the pattern is drafted for.
  • Make again?: Yeah definitely
  • Rating: pink-star-black-md pink-star-black-mdpink-star-black-mdpink-star-black-md 4.5/5 stars

Laela Jeyne Mica T-Shirt

Thank you for all your lovely comments on recent posts. I’m sorry I haven’t replied to every one of them. It’s been a tough transition with my new job. I will get to replying to them when I can, though. ❤ I appreciate and read every one of them.

Last Thursday was my birthday. I celebrated in a *very chronic illness* TM way by busting my knee and being in bunches of pain. That said, it was actually a really good birthday for me. My brother visited and he gave me some wrist warmers he knit and I made cake and had wings for dinner. My husband took me to a Brazilian steakhouse on Tuesday (since we knew my brother was going to visit) and he gave me a huge bottle of one of my fav kinds of tequila. While my chronic illness and pain can often offset my plans, I’ve learned to relax a lot of my expectations and listen to my body when it says I need to rest. It’s definitely changed how I live my life. I try not to push past where my body can function. I’ve been embracing more comfortable clothing. It helps that I now have a job where I work from home all the time so I can relax a lot of my wardrobe needs.

This top is all about embracing the comfy.

The Laela Jeyne Mica T-Shirt is a free pattern (read how to get it here). The Mica Pattern is a drop shoulder relaxed fit shirt with short and long sleeve options and a V-neck.

I made a 2XL with C-E cup graded to a 3XL at the hips.

It’s oversized in a good way and comfy AF.

I’m wearing it here with my Cashmerette Belmont Leggings and I love it. This outfit has become my go-to outfit the past few weeks since making the top.

The fabric I used is a rayon spandex that I found at the thrift store. It has to be the softest, loveliest fabric and, with the drape, it’s completely perfect for this pattern.

Granted those sleeves are a bit long, but I have mentioned how I prefer that. My brother’s gift of wrist warmers were probably the best, smartest gift ever for this coldy bear. I get cold hands so easily and don’t always have gloves on hand so I find that having longer sleeves helps me out there. So hold your comments on me needing to shorten those since I like looooong sleeves and never adjust sleeve length.

This was my first Laela Jeyne pattern, but not my last. In fact, I also made the free Lotus Bodysuit (also available in this link), but that will come another day. The instructions for the Mica shirt are great and it fits just as expected. I actually have no changes that I would make for this top. I think it fits just as designed and works really well for me.

It’s also a great shirt for video conferences in that I don’t look like I am in my PJs, but it definitely feels like it and that’s what I am looking for in clothing these days. Secret PJs, actual PJs…. etc. Anything that is incredibly comfortable.

TL:DR Review

  • Pattern: The Laela Jeyne Mica T-Shirt (read how to get it here)
  • Pros: Fairly good size range. FREE. Lovely v-neck. Nice style.
  • Cons: I see no cons.
  • Make again?: 100% yes.
  • Rating: pink-star-black-md pink-star-black-mdpink-star-black-mdpink-star-black-mdpink-star-black-md 5/5 stars