These are the next couple of pieces in my LATH wardrobe. I’ve made the tee up twice before. You can see the op-art version here and the second version here. I didn’t have a lot of the graphic rayon knit – about one metre or so. It’s a great pattern, although it tends to fit a bit on the snug side. I added 2 cm at the side seams through the waist, tapering out to an additional 3 cm at the hips. As mentioned in my op-art post, Burda’s binding instructions for the neckline are horrible. I just cannot do a bound neckline in a knit or jersey to save my life. (Mind you, if it was to save my life, I’d probably try a lot harder.) So I just did the simple sure-fire edging that always works for knits.
And what about the skirt? It’s a simple two-piece pattern (Burda 1/2013 #116). Not much to say. The only changes I made to the pattern were to taper from waist to hip to make the skirt piece fit into the rectangular waistband. The pattern is a bit on the straight side, and I require a larger hip:waist ratio than what was drafted. Here’s a pic of the skirt’s waistband with the tee tucked in.
What else can I say about these pieces? They’re both comfy and they look good together. I’m liking the tee – it will go with many other pieces besides the LATH wardrobe. And I confess to wearing the skirt a couple of days in a row because it’s just so easy to wear.