This is the pattern that I won from the Pattern Pyramid for Plus Sizes. I have been wanting to sew some long tops to wear with leggings. I never wear leggings. Except when I fly. And it is usually under a jean skirt. I thought I’d give the look a go.
Anyway, here is my new tunic.
The pattern calls for handstitching for the facing. I am the worst handsewer. I just don’t have the patience. (It’s the same reason that I’ve been knitting the same scarf for 3 years <okay 2 1/2 years…>.) Instead of handsewing the facing down I stitched in the ditch* to attach the facing to the yoke. I’m not saying that this is right, just quick.
*To stitch in the ditch is to sew a line of stitching in a seam. Essentially hiding the stitches in the seam while catching fabric on the other side.
I originally planned on making the version with sleeves. I even cut them out and gathered them. But I lost my place in the instructions and missed a step. So I ended up making the sleeveless version. Which will be nice for summer anyway and looks good with my cropped jacket, I think.
This is coming to London with me.
Here it is without the jacket. It’s a little chilly out. That’s why I look cold. Yes, those are jeggings! Bought, not sewn. My first pair!
Here is the rear shot. It isn’t the most slimming look but it is very comfortable and I like the fabric.
And no jacket, no belt. People walking in the park may have thought I was stripping since I kept removing clothes. Leggings and tunic isn’t my favourite look on me (I love it on other people) but I can see me enjoying this in the summer. And I think my legs look great!
Speaking of legs, there is another leg of the PP for PS giveaway here at Chris Lucas’ blog. It’s open until May 3, 2013 but she will have a 2nd giveaway when the patterns I sent her finally arrive. Canada to Australia could NOT be further apart!
How is your spring/summer sewing coming along? Do you own jeggings?
What I’m listening to: Lovers Revolution by Iron & Wine