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socrazy | Posted in General Discussion on

Was looking through back issues of Threads and found in issue 64 page 69 a Bias Camisole pattern. Would love to try making it but would like some feed back from someone who has made it. I have sewn for many years but never without a pattern and don’t know just where to start etc.



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    Becky-book | | #1

    I do not have Threads that far back, but I have made things w/o patterns, or made my own simple pattern.  Does the article give instructions or is it just about a pattern that is no longer available?

    If there are instructions to follow and you ask questions here as you go along, you should be able to accomplish it.  Try it out on some cheap cloth first! 

    I do have an old pattern for a bias cut slip that is very comfortable. It is worth trying!!


    1. socrazy | | #3

      Thanks for your reply I think I just need to jump in and try it. There are diagrams and general info but uncharted waters for me.

  2. Alexandra | | #2

    Without looking it up, my advise to you on making anything bias is cut the sa 1" cause bias stretches your piece in odd ways and you don't want to lose your sa, which can happen if you cut with a regular sa.

    1. socrazy | | #4

      Thank you will keep your advise in mind as I go for it. Wish me luck or at least fun as I try something new.

      1. ixs | | #5

        I've made several camisoles and slips; you don't even need a pattern for a half slip.  Give it a try, it gives your brain some thinking practice.  The camisoles are only two pieces , so they aren't too difficult.  But you don't have to use nylon, you can use tricot and polyester charmeuse; I didn't shape the bust area but put on about 4" wide lace with spaghetti straps.  Or you could use cotton knit. 

        1. socrazy | | #6

          Thanks for the encouragement. I am hoping for some sewing time this weekend. (sometimes you just want bad weather so you can stay home) Karen

          1. fabricholic | | #7

            Why is it that rainy weather is the best sewing time.  Is it just me?  I love sewing when it is raining outside.


          2. Teaf5 | | #9

            In my case, rainy days are great for sewing because I'm far less distracted by all the wonderful things I could be doing outside. The sound of rain also is very soothing to me, and I sew more efficiently when I'm in a good mood.

          3. fabricholic | | #10

            I believe I am the same.  I can't work in the garden, can't mow the grass, can't wash my car.  I know it is soothing to me hearing the rain and I, also believe that I don't feel guilty about staying home and staying inside.


  3. user-51823 | | #8

    the difficulty in success with camisoles, bras and full slips seems to me to be largely a matter of your own figure. easy to do without much fitting for slim and small busts; a bit trickier to look good if you have moer curves to fit and flatter.

  4. sherryv | | #11

    Oh, Karen, you should do it!  Sewing without a pattern or instruction sheet is actually very liberating, will make you a much better sewist, and you will feel so accomplished  - and clever!  Really, you can do it :)

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