For the tunic on the right, I just added a 6 inch deep rectangle half the width of my fabric to both front and back pieces and attached them with clear elastic in the serged seam. Since the "skirt" panels were just slightly wider than the pattern pieces and the elastic was just slightly smaller than the bodice pieces I stretched them all while I sewed the seam and ended up with a little gathering.
Yeah, I know the leggings are a little loud. I was going for clothes that I could wear to and from the gym without actually looking like I just left the gym. A quick change into my tunic and boots and this is what I got. The leggings BTW are Lutterloh pattern #232 from Supplement #287- Nov. 2012. I'll be making more of these too!
What a great way to use up some remnants though, huh? The shorter tops only took about one yard total so if you have one small remnant and a larger one you're in business for this pattern. I'll be tucking this one away for later remnants.
Since we're getting close to the middle of February we can be expecting a new Lutterloh supplement to show up soon. I usually check for it first on the German Lutterloh site here:
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Happy Sewing until next time,
Ann in Calif.
*For Ann's patterned fabric the fitted sides are wonderful. If you have a top all made (and the print will not be hurt by it), after the fact you can add some darts. They will be going from the bust circle to the hem. You do not need to change the hem, taper the dart at the bust and hem making it larger at the waist.
It's easy, you have finished your top, it's a bit too loose, put it on wrong side out and pinch in a dart at your waist. If you wish to do the same in the back you'll need a friends help. We dart knit fabric all the time for a better fit. However loose is lovely in hot weather.