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Style Arc: Lotsa Lotti

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The recent issue of the American Sewing Guild newsletter had an article about garment sewing from scraps.  Basically showing runway designs and recommending patterns that lend themselves to reduced yardage.

The light bulb went off, and I realized that’s what I’ve been doing all along with the Style Arc Lotti tank top.

It’s perfect for using those knit fabrics you love, but don’t have enough of to make a full tank.  While the pattern shows three different sections both front and back, it’s easy to merge the third section into the first and make it with only two different fabrics.  That’s what I did with this top.

I know, a black tank top?  What can I say, white as the accent wouldn’t have worked with two dark-furred cats, and I don’t look good in tans.  Black is basic.  Black is classy.  Black it is!

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Style Arc: Lotti, Lotta Lotti

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As the weather turns warm (let’s not count that cold spell from last week, where the mountains got snow) thoughts turn to easy breezy attire.

Another rendition of Style Arc’s Lotti in the last of what I’ve taken to calling the “stoplight” fabric.

There was enough fabric to adjust placement so another wardrobe faux pas didn’t occur, but beyond that not a scrap was left.  The fabric stash unearthed a complimentary ponte to use as the second third.

Second third?  Hey, look at the pattern: 2 distinct fabrics, separated by thirds.  Second third.  Shhh!  Don’t tell Strunk & White.  That’ll be our little secret.

Sewn on the serger.  Hemmed on the cover stitch.  Worn by Moi!