Monday, April 25, 2011

Ottobre Lana 05-2010-10 and leggings

This Winter, I want some comfortable, warm clothes to wear at home that are not tracky-daks. So my plan was to make some leggings and tunic dresses to layer.

I made the tunic from the Ottobre magazine 5-2010 which is No 10. Lana. The leggings worn in those photo are from Ottobre 2-2011 and are No 6 Treviso.

The fabric used for the tunic was a lovely wool jersey which I am sure I bought mail order from The Fabric Store. The leggings are in a beautiful rayon jersey bought from Gorgeous Fabrics.

This is the detail of the pintucks on the yoke and the sleeve gather. I enjoyed sewing these little details, as they provide a little interest to a simple tunic and allowed me to play with different feet on my machine.

I didn't fully understand the instructions to bind the armholes, but I used rayon tape instead of cutting bias pieces and sort of made it up and think I achieved the intended finish. Inside out piccie so you can see the rayon tape binding.


I also made a second pair of leggings in a denim coloured stretch fabric from Gorgeous Fabrics using the Ottobre 2-2008 No. 16 pattern. I find the rayon jersey ones more comfortable to wear but think I will get use out of these leggings too.

I plan to layer the tunic over long sleeved tees when it gets colder. This outfit certainly is comfy, but I am not planning on making any more tunics at this stage as I bought a couple of little knitted dress/tunics when they were marked down at out local Rivers.

Review for the Lana dress can be found here.

12 comments:

  1. You look so cute!!! I have always love leggings.

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  2. Nice alternative to the tracky-daks! I like the details on the tunic too.

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  3. Very smart and love the idea instead of tracky-daks.

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  4. I love your look - and that tunic pattern is very cute!

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  5. Love it! I have looked at that pattern for a while, to wear over jeans, and now you've convinced me!

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  6. My kind of comfy outfit. Super cute! Nice details in the tunic.

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  7. Looks very comfy. I am getting into the leggings and tunics this winter too. Will still wear tracky dacs though:-)

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  8. Very cute, and you've got some great cooler weather layering options!

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  9. What a cute outfit! Perfect for comfy weekends.

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  10. Very nice! You'll enjoy those, I'm sure.

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  11. What a stylish and comfy outfit, the best of both worlds! I love the neckline, so pretty!

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