Jul 4, 2018

DIY - Cami Top

Happy Fourth of July!

It's been a very long time since I did a sewing blog post. I didn't stray too far away from the love of sewing, I am still sewing here and there and reading all the old and new blogs that kept me inspired to keep sewing and now blogging again.   My attention was taken off sewing for a while when I decided to try making jewelry. It's a very time consuming craft also but very satisfying. During this time I have since opened an Etsy Shop selling my craft. My shop's name is Lusa Collection just click the link if interested in seeing what I have been working on. 

I used New Look 6373 to create this cami. This pattern has four looks - romper, jumpsuit and two dress options. I used the bodice from view D and lengthened it by 6 inches and omitted the flounce.  

I cut a size 16 which was a bit roomy. I could have made the 12 or 14 for a closer fit since the fabric has a bit of stretch. but I was ok with the sizing once I wore it in the NYC heat wave this week. It served its purpose, loose fitting and comfortable. 

This fabric was gifted to me three years ago from my daughter. Who had the opportunity to tour the Zac Posen showroom and meet him in person. They were gifted a yard of this beautiful fabric. I am not sure the content of the fabric but it feels really soft and smooth in hand with some stretch. I don't think it's silk,  I want to say maybe its a crepe. I wish they had given her a few more yards to make a light and airy summer dress but I am grateful for the yard. I was able to get a very wearable cami. 

This pattern was a quick and easy sew. You really didn't need the instructions if you are familiar with making a cami and installing a facing then this is a breeze. The front is cut on the fold and the back in two pieces. There are two pieces for the facing.  Would I sew this again, yes.  I also want to try the Ogden Cami that I see everyone raging about on the blogs. That's it for now. Thank you for stopping by. 


1 comment:

  1. Love your cami made from Zac Posen's fabric - how exciting!


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