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Kwik Sew camisole

Since I worked last weekend I got a day off today. In my usual overambitious style I had a long mental list of what I should do (laundry/sort out the kid’s clothes/exercise/yadayada). But after I had dropped off my youngest at school I went to bed and slept until noon. Man, did that do wonder for my energy! After I woke up I went straight to the sewing machine and whipped up this Kwik Sew camisole in less than 2 hours. I know I have raved about Kwik Sew’s underwear patterns before, and this pattern (nr 2467) was no exception – great style, great fit and instructions that are super easy to follow.

I’m wearing a padded bra here and when I don’t there is some excess fabric in the cup area, but not so much that it bothers me. The style is meant be a little loose around the bust.

Both the fabric and stretch lace are from my London trip. The fabric is rayon/silk/lycra single jersey, and it’s almost like fondling butter, very soft and even sensuous (if a fabric can have that quality – this is what it feels like).

I strongly recommend getting this pattern if you like classic cami style tops. There is pretty good room for a fuller bust if you pick a stretch fabric (my almost B cup doesn’t quite fill it). The slip looks really nice too. Don’t care for the cut of the panties though, but I think if you made them more like boy shorts they could be very nice too.

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  • Antoinette
    September 12, 2009 at 1:36 am

    "Like fondling butter" – that is the statement of the day! Pretty cami. I am thinking about sewing a cimple knit cami based on Cindy's suggestion. Any recommendations for a knit pattern? Or do you think I should try winging it?

  • Johanna
    September 12, 2009 at 6:36 am

    >>Antoinette: I assume you mean a tight fitting camisole? This pattern is designed for knits with moderate stretch and it has room for movements. I have only tried two cami patterns so far (both Kwik-Sews, the other 3167), and I found that they are both roomy around the bust if you are an a-cup. It would be pretty easy to modify though (I did that with 3167).

    But yes winging it would be totally possible if you already have a cami that you like. And doing just a regular tank top cami (without cups) would be really easy to draft and then just slap on some stretch lace in front and your done!

  • Antoinette
    September 13, 2009 at 3:36 am

    Yes, like a sleep camisole. Snug-fitting so it's more like second skin while sleeping. I don't need molded cups or anything, though someday I would like to try those (I have this idea of doing like a bustier-style top and tap pants in something totally pedestrian, like sweatshirt-style cotton fleece). I think I have a cami I can trace a pattern for, and maybe try that foldover elastic to trim around the neckline/ arms/ straps. Thanks!

  • elledee
    November 9, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    you made this? It's soo pretty!
    I just found this cool bra that has the lace cami part built in:


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