Trying to look all rock 'n roll in my new leggings! Ha! In reality I will probably never wear these out in public with this top and it cracks me up I'm sort of sharing it with the world here!
You guys are probably getting so tired of seeing NewLook 6374 top
over and over again, but it's a top I wear constantly and with this cooler weather am finding it is a terrific layering top. Here I've got one of my Alabama Chanin inspired tops
underneath. And yes, there are more NL6374 tops planned.... soon! Hmmmm, from the modesty standpoint..... maybe these photos don't look too bad..... it just sort of feels like my top needs to be a little longer in both front.....
Ottobre 05/2016 has been a great issue for me!
I love almost every one of her designs in this issue! I've already made No. 15 top
and have no. 8 Drape Front top cut out and ready to go.
This is no. 9 Classic Black Leggings..... only mine are blue! :) Denim blue fabric purchased recently at Hobby Lobby for $8.99/yard 30% off made of rayon/poly/spandex/denim blend. A little stretchy, but not a lot, was concerned it might not meet the 30% stretch requirement of the pattern. It did. The inside of my fabric is sort of shiny smooth, so these go on like a dream. Not a lot of pulling and twitching. But my fabric is also on the thin side, so I think that's what sort of makes me feel these are more 'tight-ish' than 'legging-ish'.
Looks a little 'meh' on the hanger but was so thrilled with the ease and quickness to make! One pattern piece and an hour or so and you've got yourself a new pair of leggings. Nice!
No modifications to the pattern at all.... except..... I just could not bring myself to insert the elastic into a casing as per the instructions. Somehow that just seemed odd for a pair of tights/leggings so I quartered the elastic and figured out where the quarter should more or less lie on my pant and serged it straight to the pants. I tell ya' I'm getting brave as I've NEVER done this before! Worked great. Otherwise cut a size 38 and added a 3/8" seam allowance. Next time I may add @1/4" to the seams. Maybe not.
One thing about rtw leggings I really abhor, is that for them to fit over my hips, the waist swallows me and rides down giving me the feeling of sort of losing my britches as soon as I start to move. Not so with these. My 3/4" elastic was cut to 26 1/2" and butted together, no overlap.... and it fits p-e-r-f-e-c-t-l-y! Enough stretch to get it over my hips, yet tight enough to stay up. Oh, and it's super comfortable. *insert big smile here*
And have I mentioned how comfortable these are?! The fabric is very soft and moves well with me.
For those who may want to see the pants in whole.... I am completely pitiful with hemming anything knit with double needles and this fabric was no exception. It ridged/channeled terribly with every sample I tried to make. So, no big deal, a small zigzag stitch hemmed these well, accomodating the stretch needed to put them on. All other seams are 4-thread serged.
This is a more comfy at-home look for today.
For some reason the dogs were very interested in my little photo session. They are such sweet companions.
I've been sick with a virus-y bug this past week, and am beginning to feel better today. Hope to share a new jacket with you soon!
Happy Sewing Everyone!! :)
so cute! I'm really into leggings this year, with tunic tops. These look so cute.ReplyDelete
Love, love, love all the tunic tops you are making!!!! Def planning to make more of these..... and more tunic tops too! Thank you!! :)Delete
I think your outfit looks superb. Both pieces go so well together and I think the length of the top is just right. It was a lot of fun reading your enthusiastic post! Congratulations on those super well fitting pants!ReplyDelete
The way your personality shines through your writing, I was trying a little harder to pull mine in. :) Thank you ever so much!Delete
This is such an elegant, yet comfortable look, and you've nailed those leggings!ReplyDelete
Thank you for such a kind compliment! You've made my day! :)Delete
With long, shapely legs like yours, m'dear, you don't have to worry about making your top any longer!ReplyDelete
Awww, you are so sweet Mama Pea! Seems as I get older, I become more conscious about things like..... length of tops over leggings. :)Delete
Firstly, get better soon...and secondly, the leggings look wonderful, such a nice fit, which is what you will need when you wear them under a tunic. Have you considered making a plaid tunic top that is mid thigh length - that would look nice and be a little more wearable in public.ReplyDelete
I have been battling a virus-y sort of bug for the last few weeks and am soooo ready for it to be over. Seems to be hanging on and on and on.... Anyway.... LOVE your idea!!!!! Maybe a mid-thigh, plaid flannel button front tunic shirt?! Oh, thank you for jump-starting some ideas!! :)Delete