I’ve been working on a pair of flared leggings and a crop top, both in leopard print jersey. I am living for this look, it’s pretty cool if I do say so myself. Sadly they’re not for me
I got working on the leggings first, trying out a few methods. The first one I found on 12th House Studios‘ blog which had pictorials with the instructions.
This one is effectively a “single flare” because when laid flat, it’s wide on one side of the leg not both (I’ll show you later on)
Here’s the result from her tutorial
I did end up taking it in at the front and back seams of the waist, also taking up the hem too (I went for this for the final garment). I like how dramatic the flare is here, it looks cool
I was happy with this one but I thought, why not try another method just to be sure
This one I call the double flare
They’re not as dramatic and I forgot to lengthen them so they are hit ankle length. Other than that these are cute IRL, maybe using a more floaty fabric would be better
Now quickly onto the crop top. I went simple and asked my client to hand over a crop top that fits her well, I did a toile for that too
Finally the floor lay plans (I like doing these, you get the full picture without a model)
I hope my terminology makes sense now!
I’m working on the final garments at the moment, just the crop top to do. Can’t wait to see them in action!