Dressmaking in my spare time- Silk Cami by Sew Over It

Hello! The heat of yesterday was so intense I thought I’d delay writing this until I could think properly!

Today I’d like to share a recent dressmaking project- the Silk Cami by Sew Over It


I’ve been making clothes for myself off and on for years.  I’ve been interested in dressmaking for as long as I can remember, as I child I can remember ‘helping’ my mum when she made clothes for me and my siblings.

I actually got the pattern as a free download last summer with an offer from Mollie Makes magazine. I got the fabric from the market in Newark, it’s a lovely drapey viscose. It’s the first time I’ve put a pattern together from a PDF print out and I found it fairly easy.  I cut out a size 12 according to the pattern’s measurements. Sewing the cami top is very straight forward with lots of clear and detailed photos to accompany the instructions. I like the French seams finish too- so tidy!

Neckline detail French Seam

I could probably do with being a bit more careful while finishing my edges, and the neckline has slightly stretched out too (must stay stitch!). These little things aside I’ll definitely be making this top again. The fit is great, loose but not baggy, a scooped neckline but not too low. You only need just over a metre of fabric (depending on the width) so that’s a bonus too.

Ta-dah! Silk Cami top

And here I am! Ta-da! My husband said I looked nice in it, and I was able to persuade him to take the photo for me!

If you fancy having a go at making a Sew Over It pattern you can find the website here.

Thank you for stopping by, Teresa x


6 thoughts on “Dressmaking in my spare time- Silk Cami by Sew Over It

  1. Hi Teresa,

    that’s a lovely top, well done, looks great and perfect for this gorgeous hot weather.
    I’ve been really inspired by lot’s of lovely handmade clothes I’ve seen lately, I’m only beginner at sewing, but would love to make something soon.

    Have a nice weekend,
    Renata x

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    1. Thank you very much Renata!
      There seems to be a lot of lovely patterns out at the moment to make your own clothes with. Give it a go! It’s very satisfying! There is a lot of online ‘sew-a-long’ help for this top which is perfect for beginners or like me- the easily confused! Teresa x


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