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Crochet Knit Camisole and Corduroy Jacket

Added Mar 25, 2010

by pcvalery

Orlando, Florida...






I made this top out of cotton quilting fabric and crochet lace. I saw a top with a similar style a few months ago and decided I wanted to make my own version of a romantic top for spring. This top took so long to make! The pattern was very difficult to draft because it has so many pieces and they all have to line up with the lace. I had to make two sample pieces in muslin to get it right.
It features crochet lace on the front seams and I used the crochet lace as the shoulder straps. I added a decorative panel on the back that I embellished with lace and gathered the back midriff piece into that decorative panel. I also used 1/2 fabric covered buttons up the front midriff which ended up looking better than the plastic shank buttons I had originally planned to use.
I made two versions of this top and I plan on making it in other fabric prints :D

I also made the jacket and shorts the model is wearing. The jacekt is made of very small wale corduroy and it’s lined with 100% cotton fabric. It also has fabric covered buttons up the front and a peter pan collar. The sleeves gather into the sleeve cuff and I twin stitched all of the seams to make them look cleaner. I based this jacket off of a vintage vest pattern. I modified the sleeve openings to draft a sleeve and changed the neckline in order to make a peter pan collar. I also took it in a little at the waist so that it would be more fitted.

The shorts are made out of cotton twill and feature a flat front, fly front zipper, front curved pockets and back slash pockets. The lining on the waistband and pocket bags are made out of a matching plaid…I wish I had better pictures of the shorts…

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By pcvalery at Patricia Valery on Etsy

Material Notes

cotton fabric, 1 1/4 inch crochet lace, 1/2 inch crochet lace, fabric covered buttons




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Preppy, Romantic
Corduroy, Cotton

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    Mar 28, 2010, 07.10 PMby susanne2011

    This is really really pretty, very cool! I am also very much in love with your necklace, where did you buy it?

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      Mar 28, 2010, 10.57 PMby pcvalery

      All of the accessories for this photoshoot were provided by Etoile Boutique here in Orlando, FL
      Her website is:

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    Mar 26, 2010, 05.15 PMby gabouetmaya

    what pattern did you used for the jacket??

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      Mar 27, 2010, 12.50 AMby pcvalery

      It’s an old simplicity pattern. I don’t know the number because I lost the pattern after I made the jacket. I moved recently and a bunch of my patterns are still in boxes :(

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    Mar 26, 2010, 01.16 AMby Ashlee Nemo

    awesome, love the cut…. so flattering!

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    Mar 26, 2010, 12.27 AMby benew

    Really, this top is phenomenal. The contrast of the white crochet against the calico patterns are fantastic. I’m sorry it was so difficult to make! The way it came out, you couldn’t even tell. When you look at the back (which is GENIUS by the way), I get some inclination that it’s uniqueness would be tricky but overall, psh, not a clue. SO good. I hope you sell lots and lots! _

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    Mar 25, 2010, 10.30 PMby mayadaughterofsun

    Fantastic! Love every detail, including wonderful necklace.

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    Mar 25, 2010, 06.34 PMby cquinn13

    i love the back! great top.

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    Mar 25, 2010, 05.10 PMby mariejoe

    Lovely !! I’d love to make one of those !

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