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While tinkering around in my fabric/garment wiki (after months of absence – the busy fall is almost over!), I noticed that there are not all that many examples of camisoles in the list of creations on the Burda site. For a garment that would seem to me to be relatively easy to make, given its often relatively loose fit, I was a little surprised. Also, looking around on the web, although I found some free patterns, with a few exceptions these aren’t particularly pretty or exciting.

I just wanted to encourage BurdaStyle members to turn their talents to this somewhat neglected area and see what our community comes up with! :)


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    Feb 7, 2010, 10.08 PMby misssylver

    Hmm, considering I don’t have an obliging friend to model for me I don’t think so. My husband would be quite cross to see pictures of me in my undies splashed across the site!

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      Feb 8, 2010, 06.52 AMby gedwoods

      Several of my lingerie creations are shown laid out flat, and at least one is shown worn over existing clothes …. looks odd, but it does showcase the garment. I would hate to think that the problems of modeling them were the reason they weren’t being shown…

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    Feb 8, 2010, 02.57 AMby josephina

    I totally agree Gedwoods. I live in North Queensland and for most of the year I wear camisole style tops as they are much cooler than any other style. Nice patterns however, are very hard to come by. I recently bought Simplicity 2650 but I wanted to make it into a dress first! A cami is on my to do list. If anyone knows of any nice patterns I’d be keen to see them.

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    Feb 11, 2010, 01.46 PMby sew4my3

    Free camisoles pattern download at fabric.com by Hot Patterns. Go to: http://csi.fabric.com/cami

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    Feb 11, 2010, 01.51 PMby nehmah

    And they are in my size! Hurrah!!!! Cordially, Nehmah

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    Feb 11, 2010, 03.45 PMby gedwoods

    With the addition of sew4my3’s contribution, there are now seven free patterns referenced on my wiki site . Now there is no excuse not to get busy making some! :D

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    Feb 11, 2010, 10.01 PMby katensew

    I have examples of camisoles/ lingerie in my projects and I laid them out flat to photograph them. I love making slips and camisoles as they are so easy to make – even without an overlocker/ serger and you can trim them with lace/ ribbons/ bows to make unique undergarments — to match outerwear !

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    Apr 16, 2010, 03.59 PMby squirrellypoo

    gedwoods, is it maybe a terminology problem? There might be a bunch here but are they being called “tank tops” or “vests” instead of “camisoles”?

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      Apr 22, 2010, 04.47 PMby gedwoods

      You may be right. I’ll check it out.

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    Apr 22, 2010, 12.46 PMby miss-g

    I made a camisole using the top from the Jane pattern. You could adapt the Bambi pattern as well.

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