Before I get into this post, I just wanted to say Thank you! to everyone who visited and commented on my Fancy Sailor Top. I hope you all will get to make your own version of this fun pattern! I used the Random Number Generator to choose the winner of the pdf version of the pattern and Rhiannon is the lucky winner! The sweet ladies at Fancy Tiger will be emailing Rhiannon with her prize pdf.
Merchant & Mills Camber Set Tee
Unknown printed fabric (EDIT: The fabric is indeed Liberty of London)
I’m posting this project out of order, as it is actually my second version of the Camber Set Tee. I’ll post my first version next.
This is one of those rare occasions where I don’t know the designer of this fabric. I was given a box of scrap fabric and this was amongst the scraps. Clearly this was not your average box of scraps (the majority of the fabric was Liberty of London, so it was more like a box of TREASURE), as there were just enough ‘scraps’ to cut out this entire pattern with a bit of fabric to spare. I don’t recognize this as a Liberty print, but the fabric is a similar weight to Tana Lawn. It’s lovely and I knew I wanted to try to make a little top of it. If anyone recognizes this print, please let me know!
I love the shape of this Tee. It’s really feminine with a bust dart, back yoke detail and the way it nips in above the waist. It fit me really well, but I’ve found with the Merchant & Mills patterns that I usually will take in the side seams just a bit to get a tighter fit. That’s just what I prefer and it’s an easy adjustment. Comparing the Scout Tee and the Camber, I find this pattern to be a bit more formal or dressy. The neckline is higher for the Camber and the sleeves just a bit longer. They are both wardrobe staples for sure!
I would love to make a dress version of the Camber, but I’m waiting for just the right fabric to show up. I’m pretty sure my next trip to Sultan’s will solve that problem. In the meantime, the Tee version gives maximum satisfaction for a quick and cute project.