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Sew Over It (not) Silk Cami


Sew Over It Silk Cami

You know that misconception that people who don’t sew have that sewing your own clothes is really cheap? Well this is one of those examples where it is true! Sew Over It’s Silk Cami only uses a tiny amount of fabric so I managed to scrape this project out of the scraps left over from my recent Kimono project. I also received the pattern free with a recent issue of Mollie Makes magazine (issue 44), the magazine is still on sale if you get in quick or you can purchase the PDF pattern from Sew Over It. The fabric is a John Kaldor polyester so not a silk (as suggested by the pattern name) but it has the required drape to work with this pattern.

Sew Over It Silk Cami

I love quick and easy sewing projects. Due to not having enough fabric left to cut out facings I actually simplified this pattern even further, scrapping the facings in favour of rolling the edges of the neckline and armholes and hand-stitching in place. I’ve actually developed a bit of an addiction for hand-stitched hems lately, everything I make is getting a hand-stitched hem at the moment regardless of how necessary it is. I’m going to claim this is due to hand sewing being relaxing, but it may also be due to the fact that I can do my hand-sewing while sitting on the sofa in front of the TV as opposed to having to walk all the way upstairs to my sewing machine…

Sew Over It Silk Cami


Author: Charlotte

Sewist, crafter & blogger, based in Birmingham, England. I'm spending the year growing and gathering to create natural dyes and enhance my sewing projects. Find me at www.englishgirlathome.com

9 thoughts on “Sew Over It (not) Silk Cami

  1. Great top! That fabric is gorgeous. I love when you can squeeze a whole garment out of leftover pieces – really feels like you’re getting the most out of fabric expenses!

  2. That’s really pretty! It’s a great use of “leftovers”.

    I like handsewing too. It makes me feel in full control of what I’m making!

  3. Beautiful make! Also very neat handstitching!

  4. What a lovely top, that fabric is amazing!

  5. Oh, I like this! I already have the pattern, but was really looking for whether other people had made it yet. It looks great on you, so it’s moving up my to-sew list 🙂

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