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|Kwik Sew: 3052 (Misses Unitards) - Type:Activewear |
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|Posted on:||11/12/12 9:40 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Available for sale on PR: $11.49 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Nylon-Lycra [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: The Misses' unitards are designed without side seams. View A has a stand-up collar, a front zipper extending into the collar, and full length sleeves. View B and C have a scoop neckline finished with elastic and flared unhemmed legs. View B has full length sleeves, View C has short sleeves.|
Pattern Sizing: XS-XL, I used the Small.
This is actually the second costume I made this year. This one was my "Party" costume and my Nintendo costume was my "Work" costume. It was fun, but a lot of work, and just a little stressful doing two costumes in one month :/ My husband and I made quite the pair, as he was the Heath Ledger-style Joker. I had considered doing the Anne Hathaway Catwoman, but I had my heart set on the Julie Newmar style from the '60s.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? For the most part. I modified it as mentioned above, to resemble Julie Newmar's costume.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy, except I was a little confused with the collar instructions. I ended up sewing it in around the zipper wrong and I think as a result, the zipper doesn't lie completely flat at my upper back. My long hair covers it though, so no worries
PS, I don't own a serger. I just used a cover stitch with the appropriate presser foot, and it worked great.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I chose a small size in this pattern, but I could have went down to an extra small. Not because I have a 23 inch waist as the sizing information says (I don't!), but because I would've preferred this suit to be more fitted. It's difficult to tell as I'm wearing all black, and the lighting isn't the greatest. There is a bit too much ease in this pattern, especially the arms!
Fabric Used:Black Swimsuit fabric in a Nylon/Lycra Blend from Atlantic Fabrics.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I had to take in the arms quite a bit, and even then, they were a bit too loose. I did have elbow-length gloves for this costume, so I wasn't overly concerned with the sleeves. The crotch area was much too baggy, so I had to take that in considerably.
I put in the zipper and then used chalk to redraw the neckline to be more like the '60s costume. I used the collar pattern piece, but just made it significantly longer. I looked at plenty of photos online, including BenaeQuee's outstanding version here on PatternReview. She had some great tips.
I bought black velvet gloves and super-glued on fake nails (which I cut in the shape of claws, and painted gold). I bought the cat ears as well.
I couldn't find a belt that looked like Julie Newmar's, so I made a simple belt from gold fabric and very stiff interfacing. I covered the belt with gold sequins (they were knitted together in about a 5'' wide strip, which I cut to the proper width and secured with fusible web). I made a "buckle" with the same gold fabric and fusible web. Snaps were used to enable me to put the belt on and take it off easily.
My very talented husband made my lion pendant necklace for me using Fimo (a type of clay that you bake after moulding) and inexpensive "jewels". The chain we bought from a local craft store.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I probably will use this pattern again at some point. I would definitely recommend this. It's incredibly easy and fast, especially if you don't make any alterations like I did. But even with the changes I made, it went together quickly. I would watch the sizing though. As I mentioned, I could have gone down a size easily.
Conclusion: Fast, easy pattern that is a great base for a Super-Hero costume (or Villan
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