|HotPatterns: Cupid Cami & Tap Pants (Cupid Cami & Tap Pants) - Type:Lingerie |
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|Posted on:||2/17/13 11:34 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Pattern OK, but did NOT work for Me |
|Fabric:||Polyester Chiffon [See other projects in this fabric]|
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The pattern is a lot of pages to print but free so I can't complain. It was particularly helpful to read other reviews of the pattern: see Loti's review of the tap pants. The pattern instructions were easy to follow.
I only made the cami. This was my second sewing project and for some reason I felt like I could make a slippery fabric work with sheer enthusiasm alone! One of the most difficult parts of this piece was making the bias tape. This was my first time making bias tape and it was a steep learning curve to do this when the fabric was slipping all over the place. Thank you to all the wonderful online bloggers for all the tutorials and advice.
Seems fairly accurate. However, as I'm a beginner I might be missing some nuances.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, I'm pretty pleased with the look of the cami from far away - just up close the finishings aren't great.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the price. I also think it was accurately rated as an advanced beginner piece. I'd like to make the tap pants but I'm going to have a pause and go back to working with cotton for now.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would recommend it to someone who knows how to work with slippery fabrics. Or someone who is prepared to be patient and can finish the piece neatly. I know this piece would look absolutely gorgeous once I know how to do neater finishes on the seams and along the bias tape ties.
Worst point of making this project was the painful lesson of needing to watch the iron on my fabric. The joys of being a beginner!