A few years ago my husband went out and got himself a Lazi-boy chair. At the time I thought we didn't need another chair in this house and particularly one that was such a cliche.
You know how cool I am. It's well-known.
Of course the minute that man was out of the house away for work I was right in that old Lazi-boy, feet flipped up and enjoying myself a lot.
Eventually I bought one for myself, once it became apparent he wanted his back.
Yes that's right.
We have his and hers Lazi-boys down in the family room in the basement. So much for cliches.
Listen I admit it, being comfortable is a real default and for good reason. If you were coming home after a day standing up teaching and generally being pulled in four hundred directions and just wanted to cruise the pattern sites and pretend you were going to actually sew all those things, where would you plant yourself?
As illustrated above or, in this:
I hope I am not insulting anyone's design sense or living room, but I kind of rest my case.
It has occurred to me that I do this with some of my clothes.
Go for the chic picture and forget how I will feel in it.
I need more Lazi-boy tops.
I know I would wear them a lot.
With that in mind I pulled out this pattern I have been meaning to sew for a long time:
I am a big fan of shawl collars, as I am of details that are from the culture of women's clothes, so I always liked this pattern.
I decided to add about 4" total to the width, and inch each side at the underarm, to make it more a tunic but still maintain the fit in the shoulders, and I added the same to the length.
I used a sort of loopy knit that is kind of a cross between a fleece and a terry and here it is:
There is no head in this picture because the photographer focused on the dog and not me and my face is a little blurry, not to mention the hair is vertical.
Here is the close-up of the collar:
Now if this doesn't say ready to recline, I don't know what does.