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.