17.11.13

Cotton Cami

One thing I like about my Patrones magazine is the large selection of camisole patterns on offer...something the other pattern companies seem to skip.

I confess that I haven't actually worn this top yet, in spite of completing it maybe two months ago.  I have purchased a few cotton voile pieces over the years, thinking that they would be good for summer tops, but then they always seem too sheer.  Last time I visited a city, I popped into a Lee Matthews store and was quite taken with a semi-sheer dress layered over a semi-sheer cami.  I thought I could do the same, layering my cotton voile pieces over a cotton cami.  Only, I haven't sewn any of the cotton voile pieces yet.  When I do, I'll have the right cami!


The pattern is  14 Top de Tirantes from Patrones No. 328.  The hip line was meant to be elasticated, but I have left the top loose and airy.

  

The front is elasticated.  I modified the pattern a little to finish the front edge with the selvedge of my fabric.


I sewed pin-tucks as indicated on the pattern and busted out a wing needle to sew the decorative stitching on the front, again, as indicated on the pattern.  I bought the wing needle years and years ago, but this is the first time I have used it.


The back top edge is elasticated.


 I also used the wing needle to make the hem a little more decorative.


9 comments:

  1. Very pretty. I do hope you find the dress (or should I say the dress pattern!) to pair this with. I love the decorative hem and have just had to Google 'wing needle'. Now I want one!

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  2. I had to google wing needle, too. Cool! Love the use of the selvedge, too.

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  3. Very pretty. Now I want a wing needle!

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  4. Very pretty - would be lovely as a nightie as well. I have bought a wing needle and this looks a great way to use it..

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  5. Very cute. Looks cool and fresh.

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  6. I had to look it up too :) Lovely cami.

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  7. Pretty cami. Makes me long for the summer that has not quite arrived in Sydney. Aren't winged needles the best tools?

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  8. Very pretty ... And you could wear it on top of a bikini top and shorts too!

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