This ruffled camisole top is easy to make and so practical! It’s cute with boxers for sleeping, or worn out with jeans! It can be worn as a standalone top in the warmer months but is just as cute when paired with a denim jacket or cardigan. What more could you ask for?!
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The Krickie Ruffled Camisole Top
I am super excited to announce my next PDF sewing pattern release! This time it’s an easy-to-sew ruffled camisole top! (If you missed my first PDF pattern release, you can find it here.) The camisole is named after my grandmother, “Krickie”. This beautiful top reminds me of her classic, simple style. She always looked great, even though she had a limited budget and a smallish wardrobe.
We used to pick fresh flowers in the ditches along the roadside when we would visit with her during the long hot summers in upper New York State. Summers there were always hot and dry, and this cami top is the perfect choice for a steamy summer day! The Krickie Camisole is a loose-fitting tank top style and has two rows of a simple flounce fabric at the bottom hem on the front and back.
A simple silhouette like this one is flattering to any figure. However, I have designed this top specifically to work for larger sizes. The Krickie Ruffled Camisole is size inclusive and is available in sizes XS-5X. There are no closures on this pattern so it’s great for beginners and pulls on easily over the head.
- 2 yards 44″-45″ wide cotton or knit fabric (voile, quilting cotton, batiste, gabardine, jersey, double knit, velvet, satin, ITY Knit or novelty knits are great options. My cotton voile fabric came from Mood Fabrics)
- 1-yard cotton lace trim
- 2″ wide bias binding (You can either make your own or purchase a pre-made option from the fabric store.)
- Krickie Ruffled Camisole PDF pattern
1. Purchase your PDF copy of the Krickie Ruffled Camisole Top here.
2. Cut out your fabric pieces. (Be sure to pre-shrink the fabric first!)
3. Sew center back seam together with a 5/8″ seam allowance. Stay stitch front and back neckline pieces with a 3.0 mm straight stitch.
4. Sew shoulder seams together with the right sides of the fabric together. Stitch lace trim on to neckline with 1/4″ seam allowance using a narrow zig-zag stitch.
5. Finish armhole seams with bias binding. Fold binding in half lengthwise, pin raw edges to raw edges on the right side of the top. Let ends of binding hang out into the side seam area, do not finish.
6. Sew the binding in place with a 5/8″ seam allowance. Trim seam to 1/4″. Turn the binding to the WRONG SIDE of fabric, topstitch in place close to the folded edge.
7. Sew long ruffle A front to ruffle A back at side seams, matching raw edges.
8. Sew short ruffle B front to ruffle B back at side seams.
9. Baste ruffles together layering short ruffle over the longer ruffle, matching markings at top edge.
10. Pin basted ruffles to lower hem of the top, matching side seams and markings. Stitch with 5/8″ seam allowance.
11. Hem ruffles with 1/4″ rolled hem, or finish with more lace trim.
That’s all there is to it! I hope you enjoy this new pattern. I can’t wait to see what you create! Be sure to post pictures on the Chambray Blues Community! You can also share your new camisole top with me by using the hashtag #chambraybluessewing. I may even feature your post on my page!
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