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Off-the-shoulder top

Off-the-shoulder top

The off-the-shoulder top, the must-have top this summer when you’re a 12-year-old (or older!). She has some RTW off-the-shoulder tops, but she wanted more! She also wants some cold-shoulder tops so I know what I’ll be sewing next. When she started wearing bras, one of […]

Bobbie, Jalie’s magical V-neck t-shirt

Bobbie, Jalie’s magical V-neck t-shirt

Bobbie, the V-neck tshirt by Jalie, offers a wide range of interesting features, especially a hidden crop tank.

Miss G and her Crystal Cove Cami

When I test patterns for Itch to Stitch there’s someone stalking me just in case the sizing might fit her!!! Lately, I tested the Crystal Cove Cami and Miss G was ecstatic! She does love ITS patterns a lot, especially the tops.

She’s right because the smallest size is perfect for developing girls.

 

Crystal Cove Came débardeur

 

The Crystal Cove Cami and my alterations

Apart from moving the bust darts up (+1″) and shortening the straps, I did nothing else. I chose to sew a size 00, with A cup.

Crystal Cove Cami debardeur

What’s great when sewing for your beloved ones (or yourself) is those small alterations that make a garment fits. Her shoulders are not level so that means that if I had bought a RTW cami, one of the straps would have been askew. I shortened the lowest shoulder’s strap by 1 1/4″.

This pattern is not a fabric hog so I cut it out of my precious Liberty lawn and crepon from Cousette (generously gifted by my friend Karine, from  pm-patterns). These fabrics are very lightweight and they keep the ethereal aspect of the Crystal Cove Cami.

Crystal Cove Cami debardeur

While looking for fabrics in my stash, the idea of sewing one half-back out of solid fabric imposed itself. I had some blue fabrics in mind…she chose bright pink and some lawn with a nice touch of yellow, her favorite color.

 

Crystal Cove Cami debardeur

 

Another cami soon?

Probably…actually…it’s already cut, but I can’t say more…!

Miss G. really enjoys when I sew her something and I’m happy to comply! Now, when I test patterns and if the pattern sizing fits her measurements, I sew her own personal test garment!

Crystal Cove Cami debardeur