It seems like I have Valentine's Day on the brain! There is a free pattern available on Fabric.com from Hotpatterns for a Camisole and Tap pant. The scalloped edge camisole made in the previous post needs bottoms, since I'm using them as sleepwear now. As always whenever I start out making muslins I end up actually wearing them.
I like the proportions with the camisole.
Here is the link to the PDF pattern download Hotpatterns on Fabric.com
As per usual, you will need to know sizing, which is not included.
The pattern itself is 25 pages, so have the printer loaded before you start.
1) Separate pages into groups
a) Instructions - numbered 6,12,18
b) Front cami & short - 1,2,3,4,5
c) Back cami & short - 13,14,15,16,17
It's easier to group them and assemble them like this, since only the waistband piece and a small triangle of the back waist overlaps the two groups. You can trim the waistband piece off the end later and the small triangle this allows you only have to look for a surface that fits 10 taped pages instead of 20.
And if you are a visual learner....
Here are the two sections.
The areas that overlap.
The taped pieces...
2) For the camisole, there is no pattern piece for the bias binding, the instructions tell you to gather enough 1 1/2" strips to finish the front, back neckline and armhole ties.
3) The yardage requirement is specified at 2 1/4 yards of 60" (1 1/4 yd for cami and 1 yard for the pant)
4) Elastic is 1/2" wide and long enough to circle the waist
They are very full, I would recommend something very thin and with some drape. Without the narrow hem at the bottom they fall about mid thigh on me.
I don't think I'll be making them again, they aren't really practical for me, but the set is cute together. At least now I am ready for Valentines day!!
Thank you to everyone that participated in the pattern giveaway, you should all have either received or will be receiving them shortly. If you do make up the pattern be sure and drop me a line, I'd love to see what you've done with them. If not, no pressure, I know how busy things can get and how sometimes we turn into collectors because of it. It's all good.
This year I'll be including more giveaways. I'm organizing my sewing room (yet again) and I'm sure to find things that want new surroundings. So stay tuned.