Lekala #4562 for Me

May 5, 2017   /   bymotherof5  / Categories :  Feeds
Do you tandem cut?
Cut more then one garment at a time?
It is one of my favourite things to do.

Often you can get a far more economical sew as you can jiggle things a bit.

Recently I was able to cut a Liberty shirt and a toddler blouse from 2m of cloth.


Then there was the dungarees I made the little girls. I was able to get them, a pair of shorts for Hugo and a popover for Beatrix for less then the advised fabric for both pairs of Loveralls.

So, when I was cutting Zara's dungarees I cut out another tunic for me.
Lekala  #4562
Despite my RBF, I really like it in denim.
image from Pinterest.
My inspiration was the above top I found on Pinterest.
Rather then a facing I bound the neck line.
It doesn't have the drape my rayon version does but it has softened over the day and I think it will continue to, as I wash it.
I top stitched with copper coloured thread. 
It has just enough shaping not to be sloppy and I really like the longer back tail.
I added a side vent, finished with a narrow double hem, as I was worried it may be a bit firm.
It's not but I like the look of the split so, no foul.
I am super impressed not to need a bust dart, I always need a bust dart.
The pocket is faux, it is just a flap but I think it finishes the tunic off nicely.
ETA I think I may remove it, the firmer denim is not sitting as nicely and it tends to stick out, over my boob.
I do get a bit hot wearing tee's, this is cooler, so I think I may make another one or two linen ones for warmer weather.

~My Verdict~
Another nifty Lekala pattern, custom fit, made for me. The instructions are pretty basic, the sleeve cuffs are not even referenced but if you have basic sewing skills you can work it out.
I purchased this denim off of eBay a few years back. 40m for $50?
I have used a lot, given a lot away and swopped it for stuff I needed.
It was a good buy.
xx N

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