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Vita Square Neck Camisole Tutorial With Sewing Pattern

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Do you enjoy wearing classic camisole tops that you can literally wear with everything? This elegant square neckline camisole features nice wide shoulder straps that add cute detail to complete your outfit for the day.

The printable pdf is available for immediate download on my Etsy shop. Here is Vita square neck camisole top sewing pattern for you to update your DIY wardrobe.

If you have less than a yard of silk, polyester satin or charmeuse fabric, this is perfect material to make the chic Vita square neck camisole. 

To further your creativity, each Fashion Wanderer sewing pattern is uniquely designed to easily modify and adjust as you wish. For this DIY camisole top, you may cut the strap in half and lengthen them to make an adjustable shoulder tie. So, give it a try or even make it longer to create a slip dress with a stylish square neckline. 

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Vita Square Neck Camisole Sewing Pattern

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You will love this DIY Vita square neck silk camisole tutorial because…

  • Every sewing pattern comes with free video tutorial and step-by-step photos and detailed instructions to guide you through the sewing process.
  • Easily downloadable, print out using home printer and quickly assemble the pdf sewing pattern to get started. 
  • Perfect beginner level sewing tutorial.
  • This pattern comes with neckline facing and demonstrates techniques to clean finish the neck opening.
  • Learn how to sew silk without puckering.

For this Vita square neck silk camisole tutorial, I used mauve color silk satin that is medium to light weight. This color selection is perfect to wear with denim jeans, which I wear all the time. However, the design can easily be recreated with any color that looks great on you.

Have fun making this square neck camisole in solid or even printed fabric in various material to fill your dream classic wardrobe. 

Start by measuring your bust and select the pattern size to fit you. Cut along the dotted line to prepare your pattern and begin the sewing process. 

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How do you make Vita square neck silk camisole top?

Vita Camisole Tutorial

Plan your sewing project in advance by hand washing or dry cleaning the silk fabric material so it’s ready to transform into clothes. 

DIY Vita Square Neck Silk Camisole Materials:

To make a Vita square neck silk camisole, start by downloading the digital file, assembling the pattern pieces and cutting the fabric.

Make the camisole shoulder straps.

Attach the front bodice to the back bodice.

Hem the bottom opening.

Make the neckband lining and topstitch to join the facing around the neckband.

Attach both shoulder straps to finish the square neck camisole.

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DIY Vita Square Neck Silk Camisole Sewing Tips:

In this DIY Vita square neck silk camisole tutorial, you will learn how to sew delicate fabric to make a top. It’s can be a bit intimidating to sew flimsy and thin fabric, however this sewing pattern is perfect for beginner to accomplish and take your sewing skills to the next level. 

  • Sewing Machine: Before start sewing, fine tune your sewing machine by checking the sewing machine’s throat plate for scratchy bits. I also recommend to file your nails to avoid any unwanted snags that can cause damage to the silk fabric. 
  • Needle & Thread: When sewing silk, use a very sharp needle such as Microtex needles instead of regular needles because they may cause snagging and puckering. 
  • Stitches: Consider hand basting your seams, especially under armhole before machine stitching, if your are new sewing silk satin. By doing so, it will help to align the two pieces together and avoid slipping while you feed the fabric through the machine. 
  • Tension: Always reduce the top thread tension on the machine and use a short stitch length of the machine when sewing delicate silk material. 
  • Hemming: Because silk frays a lot, we need to do a double fold hemming technique. First, hand sew a straight stitch or narrow zigzag stitch about ¼” from the bottom edge. Fold the edge of the fabric over the stitch line and press with an iron. Trim the fold about ⅛”, fold hem once more and press. Stitch between the two folds to seal the raw edges with a clean finish.
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Yield: 1 Vita Camisole

How To Make A Vita Camisole With Sewing Pattern

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Cost: $10.00

If you are looking for a basic top to wear with your jeans or cardigan, then you will enjoy this Vita cami easy sewing tutorial. The square neckline is elegant and the wide shoulder straps are a unique design that is comfortable to wear. So, create multiple camisoles from the same pattern using print and solid fabrics to expand your DIY clothing options every morning!

Materials

Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Loop Turner
  • Straight Pins

Instructions

  1. For this Vita square neck silk camisole tutorial, start by assembling the pattern pieces.
  2. Fold a piece of silk fabric in half, and pin the paper pattern to the fabric.
    Also pin around the edges so that the two layers of fabric remain taught.
    Copy the front bodice and front neckband lining along the folded edge.
    front bodice and neckband pattern pieces
  3. Fold another piece of silk fabric in half, pin to secure and copy the back bodice and back neckband lining along the folded edge.
    Back bodice and neckband pattern pieces
  4. Lastly, make two shoulder strap pieces.
    Shoulder strap pattern pieces
  5. To make the camisole shoulder straps, fold the piece in half lengthwise.
    Fold the shoulder strap pieces in half lengthwise.

    Sew overlock or zigzag stitch to close the edge.
    Sew overlock or zigzag stitch to close the edge.

    Use a loop turner to flip the shoulder strap inside out.
    Use a loop turner to flip the shoulder strap inside out.
    Carefully rotate the seam to the side, and iron the strap flat.
    Carefully rotate the seam to the side, and iron the strap flat.
  6. To attach the front bodice to the back bodice, line up the two pieces with the right sides facing together.
    Line up the front bodice and back bodice pieces with the right sides facing together.

    Sew overlock or zigzag stitch to close the side seam.
    Sew overlock or zigzag stitch to close the side seams.
  7. To hem the camisole, sew overlock or zigzag stitch around the bottom opening.
    To hem the camisole, sew overlock or zigzag stitch around the bottom opening.

    Then, fold the edge one time and topstitch around the hemline.
    Then, fold the bottom edge one time and topstitch around the hemline.
  8. To make the neckband lining, join the front neckband to the back neckband with the right side facing together.
    Join the front neckband to the back neckband with the right side facing together.

    Sew overlock or zigzag stitch around the bottom of the neckband.
    Sew overlock or zigzag stitch around the bottom of the neckband.
    Then, fold the bottom edge one time and topstitch around the neckband lining.
    Then, fold the bottom edge one time and topstitch around the neckband lining.
  9. To finish the square neck camisole, attach both shoulder straps to the top opening.
    Attach both shoulder straps to the top opening.

    Pin the shoulder straps to the front and back of the top opening.
    Then, slide the lining over the shoulder straps.

    Then, slide the lining over the shoulder straps.
    Pin to secure, and sew overlock or zigzag stitch around the top opening to secure the neckband facing and shoulder straps in place.

    Pin to secure, and sew overlock or zigzag stitch around the top opening to secure the neckband facing and shoulder straps in place.
    Open the seam around the neck opening.
    Open the seam, and topstitch around the top opening to complete this square neck silk camisole from scratch.
    Topstitch around the top opening to complete this square neck silk camisole from scratch.
    Finished Vita camisole top

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