The Kate Camisole That Will Transition Into Fall
Hello, everyone! It's been quite some time since my last blog post (and for my Instagram followers, quite a few gaps between my posts there, too). Needless to say, I ended up totally distracted this month with a bunch of other commitments and, to be frank, when it's super hot and humid, I am never found at sewing machine (and more importantly, by my iron!).
Anyways, I am glad to be back with a new garment that I think is the perfect transition piece for fall. If your climate is anything like mine, you'll know that in August, it can be extremely hot one day and feel like almost 20 degrees cooler the next. I always find these times so difficult to dress for and inevitably end up with a cold by the time the weather has balanced itself out.
This Kate Camisole, though, by Ohhh Lulu makes not only a great stand-alone summer top but also an excellent layering piece under a nice cardigan or blazer.
If you've been paying attention to the sewing blogosphere, you would know that camisoles are having a major moment with patterns like the ever-popular Ogden Cami. When I decided to get on the bandwagon, I went with the Kate Camisole because of the different variations it offered. Just look at how many back variations it has! While I went for the racerback with this version, I want to try all of them.
I cut out my own size between the small and medium because my measurements are right in the middle of the two sizes on the size chart. The fit is pretty on point, so I'm glad I went with that option. The bust darts, particularly, seem to work well on me.
As for construction, the camisole went together like a breeze. I loved how bias facings are used on the neckline as they made the insides of the garment look so neat! Sewing the v-neck didn't prove to be challenging either, but, if you think it will, check out Ohhh Lulu's video tutorial for sewing the whole camisole.
When it came to picking the fabric, I chose this mystery (I suspect a cotton blend?) print that I picked up for a steal at a textile sale. I figured that while the florals would go well with summer, the dark colours would make it blend seamlessly into a fall wardrobe. I have a couple more yards left-over so I think I will be making a coordinating skirt soon. Perhaps, the Lizzie Skirt by Sew Over It? Let me know what you think!
Have you started sewing for fall yet? Do you have an appreciation for transition pieces like my new Kate Camisole? Comment below!