Happy February my friends!
When everyone in the sewing blogosphere started posting pictures of their Papercut Saiphs, I knew that I could not sit idly on the sidelines and not make my very own. (The superbowl is blasting from our tv hence the football pun.) Soooo I immediately went to the Papercut website, purchased and downloaded the pattern! Which is not only great but super convenient because they have just recently made many of their paper patterns into PDFs. Again I say, who doesn’t love instant gratification?! Anyway, the Petrouchka, the first Papercut pattern I fell in love with, was not available for download way back then, so I purchased the paper copy which was shipped all the way from New Zealand! I was thrilled when that pattern arrived in the mail! But that’s another post altogether. Back to the Saiph Tunic…
The Saiph pattern has two hem options, one like mine, with a ruffly peplum look and the other with a straight hem with pockets. Being the sucker for any type of ruffle that I am I decided on that option and that it would be the practice one, and the next one would be for my daughter. I used this wonderful ponte de roma I purchased from Fabric.com on Black Friday. It is absolutely wonderful fabric. Ponte is THE best knit to sew with. Slowly admire how pretty and shimmery it is…
What is so unique about this pattern is the back seam with the slit and loop closure. This was my first experience sewing a loop and I have to say – it was really easy! The instructions were clear and spelled it out perfectly! I cannot even begin to explain how excited I was when I finished sewing this! I literally danced around my sewing room! This button came as an extra for one of my daughter’s dresses from when she was much younger. I found it in my button box. I think it’s just lovely!
The pattern ranges from sizes XXS-XL. From my measurements, I sewed up the XS. It is slightly loose but I think that’s the look they were going for when they designed this tunic and Papercut patterns are known to run a little big. The extra room is just fine for me- great after a delicious meal if you know what I mean! It’s also a little on the shorty side but I felt comfortable pulling it off with dark black tights, however I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t leave the house in this dress with bare legs!
What I’m especially proud of is the bias tape that I made for the binding. The pinks matched so I decided to use it since it gave the inside a little pop! I used fabric scraps I rummaged from my stash.
I know you’ve heard me say this before but… I think I’m in love with this pattern! So stay tuned for my next one! My daughter is already asking when hers will be finished. I better get to sewing!
Until next time… Regan