Swingy Lace Tunic & Leggings

Added May 11, 2010

by littleweasel

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Description

The cotton jersey for the leggings came from Paron Fabrics in NYC. I used the Carol Leggings pattern size medium, and found that I had to cut about 5 inches from the waist and 4.5 inches from each leg. Which was a bit strange for me, as RTW tights/leggings are quite frequently too short for me ( I’m about 5’9"). I swear this pattern must have been drafted with ruching at the waist and ankles in mind…

The modal print jersey is from an awesome shop I found on eBay that sells roll ends from LA designers. I really like the swingy, flared tank tops I’ve been seeing. Using those styles as my inspiration, I traced the neckline of one of my favorite tank tops and then flared out the side seams. Since I didn’t use a pattern, this involved a bit of trying on & pinning to get the fit right, but the results were worth the effort!

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Pants
Style
Casual
Material
Knits/Jersey

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    Aug 8, 2010, 11.45 PMby Natalia *

    super cute outfit. i love the jersey fabric you used.

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    May 17, 2010, 06.48 AMby futurette

    this is so lovely & modern!

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    May 13, 2010, 05.57 AMby adile

    You look lovely! wish I could find that jersey material in Perth 8-P

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    May 11, 2010, 06.31 PMby saranoemi

    Lovely outfit!

    What the name of the LA fabric store on ebay??

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    May 11, 2010, 06.30 PMby lustofthelibertines

    i totally love this!

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This project is based on

Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/swingy-lace-tunic-leggings