Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Camas Blouse

Indiesew Camas Blouse by Thread Theory using a rayon knit from Style Maker Fabrics

A beautiful blouse and beautiful flowers what a lovely combination.  My blouse is from Indiesew and it is the Camas Blouse by Thread Theory. and this has been on my list since it was released.   The design of the blouse brought me right in then when I read more about the blouse, particularly the fabric suggested..... knit.  After that I really wanted this pattern now, it is made from my favorite type of fabric.   You all know I love my knits!



Indiesew Camas Blouse by Thread Theory using a rayon knit from Style Maker Fabrics
My fabric is from Style Maker Fabrics, this knit which is a  luscious rayon knit.  I used the black ponte for the contrast.   Speaking of the contrast, isn't the contrast yoke wonderful on this blouse?  It just adds the right amount of pop to the top.  I do think a drapey knit is the best for this pattern, it has some knit shaping and a more fluid knit will hang the best.
I am wearing a black camisole under my blouse.  The Camas does have a deep v as you can tell on the pattern front.  I could get away without a camisole but it is just deep enough to be outside my comfort level.  I will adjust the pattern and raise the neckline about one inch and I will be making this top again.
Check out the back yoke of the blouse. Sorry for the awkward pose, just getting the  remote control to find the camera!  HA!
Camas blouse back view.
The instructions for this blouse are wonderful and I really wouldn't change anything about the instruction or order of construction.  Thread Theory has a finished measurement chart on one of the pattern pieces.  Several measurements are included and so helpful in finding the correct size to make.  .  I went with a size 8 for the entire pattern.  Once I had the blouse close to completion I tried on the blouse and decided it was too big in the waist and hips. A bit of adjusting and the fit was great.  I went down a size at the waist and hips.  I also tapered the sleeves a bit from just above the elbow to the sleeve hem.  I like a bit tighter sleeve.  
Indiesew Camas Blouse by Thread Theory using a rayon knit from Style Maker Fabrics
Since my ponte was a thicker knit and more stable I only interfaced one of the front band.  As per the Thread Theory instructions, I did not sew buttonholes.  After all, the top is knit and will slip right over the head, a combination of the knit and the deep v-neck.  I just hand stitched the buttons through both layers of the front band.
Indiesew Camas Blouse by Thread Theory using a rayon knit from Style Maker Fabrics
I love my new Camas Blouse and I love this clematis, too.  It is just so stunning this spring.  Check out my small lilac bush to the lower left.  I am so excited for this one to grow and bloom.  The lilac and the clematis will be a striking combination. While I am on the love topic, I love my new haircut, a trip to the stylist was in order last week.  I am still trying to get it longer but my coarse hair was way out of control.  A bob with a stacked back was in order, now it can grow out with a better look and will be the perfect length for the Kaitlyn's wedding on August 1st
Disclosure - I was provided the pattern as a part of the Indiesew blogger team  but the opinions are all mine. 
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25 comments:

  1. beautiful, lori! i had no idea the buttons were "false." ;)
    (and clematis! that was always one of my favorites in my mom's garden.)

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    1. Thank you Oona, it is great having false buttons sometimes!

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  2. Love the colors you chose for this blouse. I have this pattern but haven't sewn it yet. Beautiful flowers.

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    1. Thanks, Donna, you will love this blouse.

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  3. A knit faux button down--and I've missed this pattern, why? Beautiful work, and your flowers look amazing!

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth, it is a great blouse.

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  4. A knit faux button down--and I've missed this pattern, why? Beautiful work, and your flowers look amazing!

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  5. I've never heard of this pattern or pattern company so thanks for bringing it to our attention . I love this top on you !

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    1. Thread Theory makes men's patterns, this is the first women's pattern for them. That is why you probably missed it.

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  6. When I first saw this fabric on your blog, I knew that I had to have it. Your blouse is awesome. I'd like to steal it from your closet. I doubt that you would be too happy about that so I'll have to play copycat and make my own. The new haircut, clematis, and lilac bush are stunning also.

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    1. It is great fabric, Rose and no you can't steal it! LOL. Thanks for all the compliments.

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  7. I LOVE your new blouse. It's perfect. Your new hair style looks great and your gardens are always beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you, Mary Sarah, I really like this blouse and my mulch was delivered yesterday. going to be working on my arm muscles.

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  8. I love a good knit too! The ponte knit contrast is perfect. What a great top to put on and go in the morning.

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    1. This is a great knit, thanks Joen.

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  9. I really liked this pattern when I first saw it. Your version (and whole outfit) is fantastic. The Camas kind of reminds me of that Onion top from back when ... do you remember? I'm pretty sure you made that one too. Hmm ... wondering if I'm up for a pattern hack. :-)

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    1. You are so right, Debbie, it does look the Onion top and yes, I made that. Great memory. I know you can do that.

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  10. This is a beautiful top! I love all of the details.

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  11. Hello, May I ask how you approach "fit"? All of your garments are beautiful and well fitting! This is an area in which I continue to struggle. Do you work from a sloper, or make a standard set of adjustments specific to your unique measurements to every pattern before you get started? Or, perhaps enlist the tissue fitting method? Whatever method or combination you employ results in fabulous fitting!

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    1. Jules, I know a few basic alterations I need on each pattern. Then it really is just basting the seams and seeing what I need to do on the side seams. I always taper in the waist a bit more, sounds funny for someone who doesn't have much of a waist definition but this seams to give the appearance of a waist. The first time I make something I really just sew it up and make some fast fitting adjustments. Then following makes, I really work on issues to make it better.

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  12. That clematis!! Wow!! It's stunning! I'm in a bit of a flower drought at the moment... my azalea's done and my tulips are looking shoddy, but nothing else is even close to blooming yet, nooo!

    Oops, got too distracted thinking about flowers! This style really works on you and seems so wearable everyday. It's a total success!

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    1. Thanks so much, Sonja. Last year I worked on planting some perennials for spring and ta-da here they are such a nice surprise of color in early May.

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