Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A New Cami!

For all you "quick gratification" project seekers, here's one for you...Iconic Patterns Sammy Cami!  It's been reviewed a few tines but I only saw it once and got hooked!  I, like others, purchase quite a few of these for layering and always wanted to find a quick pattern that fit and worked well for me.  This is it!

...and it's a free!! If you don't have this pattern, you can get your copy here!  I also found the perfect fabric for my first version of this nice little cami at Joann Fabrics.  It's a stretch knit with great recovery!  I'm not sure about the fabric content because I was so stunned with the look of it, I forgot to check!  I believe it's a cotton spandex blend and what stunned me is that it's reversible!  Yep, that's right, it's a reversible knit!  I actually got two different camis for the price of one!  Of course it took some planning for me to do this without double layering the fabric and it worked!

The fabric is black and white in color, once side stripes and the other is polka dots.  Since I knew I wanted to be able to use both sides, instead of using self fabric for the straps which is what they suggest, I used black fold over elastic (thanks Ms. Andrea of Satinbird Designs for my gift a while back!)  Perfect decision!  Then I sewed the seam facing out on the striped side, flipped it to the polka dot side and enclosed that seam with a 1/4" seam and topped stitched both side seams down. Finally, I just serged the hem and I was done!  Just a couple hours work and I had two camis!  What a deal!  Don't you just love when something works out great the first time?!  Here's some completed photos of both sides of the top...

Below is a photo of where I lifted the hem so you can clearly see the underside of the striped is polka dot.  Two different looks, one top!


I'm now trying to draft a "shelf bra" for my next one so I can have a different version of this nice cami!  I don't think you can have too many of these for the spring, summer weather!  Wish me luck and...

Happy Sewing!