Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hotpatterns Cupid Cami & Tap pant

It seems like I have Valentine's Day on the brain! There is a free pattern available on 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

As per usual, you will need to know sizing, which is not included.
Hot Patterns size chart

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.


Corrine said...

Lovely. Glad to see that your muslin's are indeed wearable. Looks like Valentines day will be well dressed!

Angie said...

Thank you so much for sending your giveaway! It only took four days to Germany and it is very interesting how fast it works today to recieve something from the other end of the world. So I know noe that I can also order something coming from AmerĂ­can stores.
Your Camisole and the Pants are adorable! Wish you a lot of fun wearing this on Valentine.

ELMO said...

Hiya Corinne!!

Wow Angie 4 days to Germany, that is something. I sell things on ebay and a package to Italy took 6 weeks. Enjoy!!

Mary said...

Thank you so much for passing on the pants pattern. I am looking forward to making up a pair in a linen blend and if I can find tangerine tango...I'll be set! Gorgeous cami and tap pants above. Thank you so much, Mary

ELMO said...

Oh Mary, Please do a muslin first, I really had a time of it with those pants.