Friday, February 14, 2014

Iconic Patterns: The Sammy Cami

I had kind of a rough week last week - sick small people who shared their germs, no sleep, y'all know the drill. Once the 100 day stuff was done, I couldn't decide what I wanted to work on, but I knew it had to be something pretty effortless.
Thank goodness I had already printed and assembled the Sammy Cami pattern! (Not that it takes long - 6 pages, yo!) I traced the two pieces quickly, added a cheater FBA to the front piece and went to town!
Here's my superhero pose, cuz y'all, this baby was done in like a half hour!! Talk about instant gratification, and who doesn't need a dozen or so camis in their closet??
Here she is, without the shrug. Totally pro looking, right? The pattern, as I mentioned, is the FREE Sammy Cami from Iconic Patterns. The fabric is left over from this top and I love that I got to use it up. The shimmer is so fun. This pattern takes almost no fabric - perfect for using up little scraps.
Close up, the neckline and straps look awesome. True confessions, I used my coverstitch machine with binder attachment, but the pattern includes instructions for getting this finish with your regular sewing machine. Second true confession, I was in a hurry and twisted one strap when I was attaching them. Oops. But I'm wearing it anyway. The jersey is soft and I can't even tell the strap is twisted when the top is on.
Other than my FBA, I did add a couple of inches (like, 2) of length. I like my camis long, and I have a kind of long torso. I could still have gotten away with it as drafted, but I do like this length.
I went a little light on the FBA, since I didn't want the armholes to gape. They don't (barely), but I could probably use a bit more room in the bust. I'm thinking I'll add some width and ease it into the armhole binding. Otherwise, I'm pleased with the fit.
But the total best part - the straps aren't too long!!! I have never, ever in my life had a RTW cami with straps that I didn't have to tie up or rig to cover the girls, and isn't that the whole point of a cami?!?! I'm totally going to make up a bunch of these in every color.
Worn with, Jalie 2908 jeans and Tanit-isis vintage shrug (another free pattern!).

10 comments:

  1. Your house sounds like my house this week except my kids are older but they still wanted their mom close by :). Love this new cami, such professional results. Another pattern company to take a look at, thanks.

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  2. Adorable outfit! And, what posing!!

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  3. Thank you for sewing Sammy! I love the sparkle. Can I use your photos on my site please?

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  4. NICE! You really know how to dress up a cami.

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  5. Sure! That would be so fun! Thank you!

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  6. I think you have sold me on this!

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  7. You make it sound so easy and quick. It looks great. I don't have many good reasons for letting it sit, downloaded in my computer ready to print! I may need to get to this soon.

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  8. Nice cami! Love the way you styled it!

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  9. Love your whole outfit, you certainly look very good after having had the week from hell!

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  10. Oooo, love the sparkle you choose! Sorry about the week from h..., I remember those days well! I need to print out this pattern and give it a try.

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