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Thursday, February 23, 2017

EnchBySew-52: A Camisole for the Mother of the Bride (MOB)

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The camisole I talk about in this show, is Part one of my 3-piece Mother-Of-The-Bride outfit. I'm also working on a lace over-blouse and a skirt.

In this show I'm begining to share with you, some of my experiences working on this ensemble.
All 3 garment pieces have involved  pattern creation or alteration.

Snapshot of This Month’s Show 

- Pensamientos Primeros/First Thoughts - short sewing history to date of my MOBride ensemble
Fabric is from  

- Technicos/Techniques

I used the Jan Bones Lingerie Secrets book, to create the camisole pattern, based on my own measurements.

Original pattern was designed for knits. I made this garment from a woven golden dupioni fabric from, so I cut the pattern on the bias.

I added 1 inch seam allowances to be on the safe side, since I was converting from a knit to a bias fabric.

Adding Darts....Darts and Natural Dart Placement

-Shoulder straps
         - Shoulder Straps - How I sew them without a bodkin - using a piece of string

        - Shoulder Strap placement - Placement on top back of camisole - I like mine a little bit closer to center back. Every body different.

- Pensamientos Finales/Final Thoughts  - is it worth the trouble?