My Camisole Dress ~ Yes, That’s Me.
Yup, that’s me. Squinting in the sun and enjoying 70 degree temperatures in my bare feet. If I could have found a digital sticker to put on my head to just show the camisole I would have. Many thanks goes out to middle son who stopped playing and eating his afternoon snack to shoot a few pictures of me.
As I mentioned earlier in the week, this is the first time I have sewn anything clothing related for me in literally 15 years, but when I saw the Kokka-Fabric.com tutorial and pattern for this camisole I knew I had to make it. It was a very straightforward pattern: Front and back pieces cut on a fold, 2 long pieces of handmade bias tape, and elastic. The fabric I used was Melody Miller’s Arrows Fabric – Ruby Star from Kokka.
The Kokka-Fabric post had a pair of denim capris and a white shirt with their camisole, so I copied the look. I tell you though, I am 5’10” so I added another 2″ to the bottom and an extra 1″ to the arm for my height. Worked like a charm. After Z took these shots I played around with the camisole a bit and thought of a few more pieces of clothing I could pair it up with. What about a pair of cream leggings and cream tank under the camisole? Maybe add a thin belt? It’s a very light and comfortable top, so I think it will get some use this summer for sure! And I must say not bad for my first top in nearly 15 years, huh?
So is this the start of a new chapter in my sewing life? I don’t think so. Handbags are my thing, but it was fun to branch out like this and realize I can sew more than accessories, even if I am a wee bit rusty still!
Thanks for reading! Cindy