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From: Rubber The Right Way - A Condensed Primer on Making Your Own Latex Clothing
- Prior to making any garments, cut small pieces of latex and practice making seams.
- When you cut out your first few projects, practice critical seams using scraps prior to making them in your garment. Practice before trying new challenges such as glueing in zippers, adding snaps, etc.
- For first projects, choose easy garments to make. This ensures you get good experience and early success. Don't start with that catsuit you've always wanted. Tee shirts and plain shorts are good starter projects. They consist only of seams and hems.
- For a first project consising of a basic, lap seamed tee-shirt with reinforced seams and hems, you can expect to spend about 6 hours from opening and adjusting the pattern to completing the finished garment. When you become proficient, the same tee-shirt will take about 2-1/2 to 3 hours from your own pattern.