In green silk. I didn’t even bother to put her on a really nice hanger for you all to see. But here she is! I wanted to wear a new blouse, so didn’t really take a lot of care into the construction of this camisole – I have no plans to wear it anywhere else but underneath the blouse or some other blouse that may require a green camisole.
And I won’t horrify you with modeled pictures! But I am very pleased with this pattern. The drafting is wonderful. I cut a size 14, did a 1-inch FBA, added an additional 5/8” to the bottom of the bodice fronts for better coverage, and added 5/8” to each side for the wearing ease that I wanted. It’s a little loose fitting once it’s on, but that’s good for this camisole. I wanted movement room and there’s no give in the silk.
This pattern has potential for a myriad other slips and camisoles. I’m really impressed. The FBA was simple to do. I traced the bodice, slashed and spread each piece according to Sherry’s FBA tutorial for this pattern (the way I do most FBA’s, BTW), sewed up a muslin of the bodice only, and made my side and depth adjustments based on mirror observations. Not very scientifically accurate, but it worked.
For the bodice edges, I simply added 5/8” hem allowance to the top edges. I chose to cut the neckline edges on the straight grain since, if I were using lace, the scalloped edge would be the neckline. It made doing the narrow hem easier, too. I cut two of the bodice back and used one for facing. It finishes in the inside a bit nicer than otherwise. And I did not use adjustable straps. I did think about it, but I was in a bit of a hurry to get this done because I wanted to wear it the next day. I did run them through the depth of the bodice back so they are attached to the waistline. I think this will provide more support against pulling wear and tear. I simply tacked the straps with two rows of tiny reinforcement stitches at the front. And I stitched the front bodice overlap into place. I didn’t bother trimming the extra from the layer underneath. And no rolled hem foot lives in my house, so I simply turned up the raw edges 1/8”, pressed them, turned them again, stitched the hem and gave it a final press.Did I mention I really like this pattern? This is the first slip/camisole pattern E-V-E-R to fit well. Kudos and much thanks to Sherry!