Sunday, March 5, 2017

Simplicity 1366 Cami




I should be using my Sunday afternoon to do a bit of sewing but it is hard to get motivated to finish my winter shirt when it is nearly 30 degrees Celsius outside.  Instead I whipped outside in my new camisole made using Simplicity 1366 and  finally got photographs. Please excuse the pool hair!



You would not believe how happy this camisole makes me.  I bought this pattern originally to make the dropped shoulder top that has been so popular in blog land but the finished product left me cold.  There are things I like about it but not enough to fix the problems and revisit the pattern.  I had briefly considered buying a pattern but really wanted to give this pattern a go before I bought yet another pattern.

The fabric I chose is a lovely drapey remnant of rayon that was on the remnant table for $3.00 at Fabric Vision.  It was only a small piece so perfect for this pattern.  Even so, it was pattern tetras a bit to get the top out.  I had to put seams in my facings to get it to work.




I wasn't too sure about the fit in this pattern despite it being cut on the bias so I cut it 1cm wider in the side seams than required.  I am pleased I did because although I could have run it in, I really like the more relaxed fit the extra width gives.











I wore my new top for Callum's 18th birthday barbeque last Saturday because like today it was a lovely hot summers day.  Yes, I know technically it is now autumn but it is nice that summer is hanging around for a while longer.

If this style is still popular I wouldn't mind making this one up again because it is lovely to wear.  It will look good for the early autumn with a cardigan as well.

10 comments:

  1. I can see why you're happy with this. I've had a lot of mileage from this pattern, but never the cami. Your garden is lovely BTW.

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    1. The camisole is worth making. I am not such a fan of the top though. It is a great time of the year for the garden.

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  2. Very pretty cami. I don't think they would go out of fashion. We are having perfect summer weather here.

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  3. The pwrfect top for your extended summer temperatures. Very pretty fabric too.

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  4. I'm so glad you blogged this. I have been wanting to make a camisole top and looking at different patterns. However, I have this pattern. Funny thing is, every time I have looked at the pattern, I only see the skirts. So glad I saw this post because now I know what pattern to use!

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    1. I can't see me making that skirt at all but the camisole is certainly a good pattern.

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  5. This looks like a great cami pattern.

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