You may remember last Summer I cranked out a bunch of adorable little camisole tops by modifying the back panel of Grainline’s Lakeside Pajamas pattern (above, bottom), and had a ton of fun doing playing around with it. Around the same time, True Bias released their Odgen Cami pattern (top), and I absolutely love this one. The neckline is so elegant, and suitable for dressed-up or dressed-down fabrics. And look how pretty it looks on everyone. So those are both great options for filling your camisole top needs. For slip/dress ideas, see the Little Black Dress installment.
And have you heard about the Summer of Basics make-along? I hope you’re planning to join in! There are already some plans emerging on the #summerofbasics hashtag.
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Tessuti has a really nice cami top (https://www.tessuti-shop.com/products/camilla-camisole-print-at-home-or-copy-shop-pdf) that has a faced neckline! I haven’t made it, but it looks lovely, and very similar to the Jcrew silk camis.
That’s a great slinky bias-cut option — thanks for linking it!
Really looking forward to #summerofbasics make along. Received a sale announcement from a great local fabric shop, Evanston Stitchworks, just this morning. I *think* I’ve narrowed my basics to
1) Simple A-line skirt using a great Japanese coi pond print fabric from ES.
2) Basic Linen tunic in Purl Soho’s watercolor linen, color and exact pattern still TBD.
3) Cullum, by Isabelle Kraemer in Quince & Co Sparrow, color also still TBD.
Picking colors…so. hard.
A very nice and inexpensive option is the bias camisole pattern by Just Patterns on etsy drafted by Delphine of Sewing Tidbits. I’ve made the skirt pattern as well as Delphine’s free pattern and the drafting is better than most patterns that cost much more.
Luv the tops that you made last Summer and I have purchased the pattern. I especially liked the one that looked like the fabric was shibori/indigo dyed. Maybe, I need to mix up a indigo vat and dye some simple cottons. Also, there are some really pretty boxy and sleeveless tops made in linen on the latest Eileen Fisher blurb. Some are in a linen sweater knit. I need to ‘pin’ these and recreate as time permits. I made a couple of simple sleeveless tops out of a Burda pattern several years ago and still enjoy them when it gets hot.
I feel conflicted because I’ve finally accepted the fact that I won’t be able to trek my sewing machine and supplies back to KC with me where I have to be for the summer. But I can’t wait to be inspired by all the participants. And of course I will work on my planned sweater!
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