Nani Iro Camisole

The other day I found this gorgeous Nani Iro remnant on sale at The Common Thread. It was only about 3/4 of a yard, but I thought it might be just big enough to make a camisole with. And it just barely was. My leftover scraps are laughably tiny.

I used the free Diana Camisole pattern by Sewloft, with a few alterations. I made the smallest size, but still had to bring in the side seams by an inch on both sides, and shorten the hem by 2.5 inches. I also didn't sew the recommended French seams since I was pretty sure the side seams would need to be taken in.

I didn't have any fabric left over to make bias tape from, so I finished the edges with some champagne-colored foldover elastic from my stash. I was unsure about it at first, but I really like the way it picks up the metallic touches in the fabric. Plus there's the huge bonus of not having to make and attach bias tape! I used the FOE in place of the spaghetti straps as well.

Overall this was a fairly quick make, even including the hand-stitched hem. I'll be wearing it as a tank top for the rest of the summer, but I think it'll also make a good layering piece this fall. Double gauze feels so nice to wear, and I really love the floral print on this fabric. The pattern is sen ritsu and it's available at Miss Matatabi along with lots of other Nani Iro prints that I'm crazy about.

I'm pretty happy with this pattern, and I'm planning on trying Sewloft's free Matilda Leggings pattern soon as well. I've never really worn leggings, but I think leggings + tunics are going are going to be one of my go-to silhouettes this fall. Speaking of tunics, have you seen Deer & Doe's new Bruyère pattern? Totally on my wish list. Maybe I'll treat myself once the highs are out of the 90s. ;)

<3 Lindsay

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