Hot Patterns 107 - Key-hole back camisole

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Pattern: Hot Patterns 107
Fabric: Black & White Charmeuse (100% polyester)
Notions: 1 ¼ yd of ½” bias tape; 2 ½ yds of 1” wide ribbon

Description: Key-hole back camisole with a casing at the front & back necklines and ties together at the shoulder with ribbon.

I first saw the fabric and thought that it would be perfect for this top... you know the trendy, scarf-type tops that are really popular. As always with Hot Patterns, the instructions were simple, brief and straight to the point... perfect for the sewer that does not require a lot of visual instructions. The pattern pieces were well drafted. I used French seams for the sides, the armholes have a bias tape finish and the front and back facings are used as a casing for the ribbon. The back casing required a lot of fiddling and a good steam pressing to get it to actually look like the illustration... well, it did for me and my choice of fabric. Once I got it to look right, I pinned the casing to the ribbon and stitched it in place because I wouldn’t want to go through that every time I want to wear it. Since the key-hole is very low in the back, and the top has ribbon ties, I ran into a bra issue. I figured my best bet would be to just layer over a white tank so I could still wear a bra. I think this is a cool little Summer top that would make a great addition to my wardrobe.

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