Le temps m'est compté et je m'excuse auprès de mes lecteurs français pour le copier coller que j'ai fait de la critique que j'ai écrite pour Pattern Review.
Les images parlent d'elles-même. J'ai réalisé ce top pour accompagner et agrémenter la robe "LUNEL" dont je vous ai parlé la dernière fois. Pour ce qui est de la robe, le résultat fut très décevant dans un premier temps et je suis en train d'y apporter des modifications, d'où le haut et la ceinture dont il est ici question.
La suite de mes (mé)saventures, ne saurait tarder.
I made this cami with a slip patternfound in the last May issue of Burda Stlyle Magazine. I was looking for a cami to wear under a dress that is still in progress. Of course it is a very basic sleeveless top that I could have purchased anywhere. Actualy, I chose to make it because I was looking for a precise red to be found in the dress and it happened that I had exactly the perfect tone in my stash. Moreover I've never found a purchased cami that fits. This one does.
Armholes and neckline are finished with bias binding.
Pattern Sizing:Plus Sizes : 44-52 I used the 44.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Not all because I shorten the original slip
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very straight forward as expected for that kind of garment
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The reason I chose this pattern is because it had bust darts. I browse through my large collection of patterns and I had several cami patterns but none had bust darts. This is much appreciated for a full bust.
I like the way the bias binding is applied on the wrong side. The right side is top stitched. I never did it this way before. Close up of the neckline.
Fabric Used: Very shiny polyester satin, you know the kind you use for costumes. I hate that type of fabric, but I used it on the wrong side and it makes it much more wearable.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I shortened it hip length and I made fitting alterations.
First, I lowered the bust darts by 3 cm and I used Nancy Zieman to choose the size. I chose a 44 that fits my neck and shoulders and I added a total of 4 cm at the bust line, 8 cm at the waistline and 4 cm at the hip line with the pivot and slide method. I hate the salsh and spread method.
Would you sew it again? Definitely, it is such a versatile pattern depending on your fabric choice. I now have a tnt cami pattern. Would you recommend it to others? Absolutely, if you are full busted or if you only have one yard of fabric.
Conclusion: I am so pleased with the result that I intend to wear it on its own. I made a obi belt from the same fabric to wear with the dress and it looks quite dressy with this cami when worn with a black pencil skirt.