Hugs & Kisses Cami with Optional Shelf Bra

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This may look like an ordinary cami but on the inside its chock full of choices so you can find your favourite finish! You may even find yourself going braless & loving it. 

It has an optional shelf bra!!!

A cami you can wear all year long. 

IN SUMMER they are light & an easy wardrobe choice. 

IN WINTER they give that extra layer of warmth close to the body.

FEATURES:

  • SILHOUETTE:Fitted.
  • BACK: High or low.
  • FRONT: Band or binding along neckline.
  • LENGTHS: Cropped, regular, long.
  • INSIDE:Single layer, lined or shelf bra.
  • SHELF BRA: This is optional & can be made in self fabric or, for extra support, athletic knit or power mesh.
  • FINISHES: Binding, fold over elastic (FOE).
  • STRAPS: Binding, fold over elastic, added wide straps (with ring) or adjustable straps. Use soft Lastin, clear swim elastic or plain elastic. Each strap gives a different level of support. 

SIZE RANGE (AU) Size 4-30

  • Size 4-30. See size chart here.
  • This pattern is sized using your upper bust measurement.
  • Range: 73-135cm (28.75-58.75")
  • View the size chart here

FABRIC:

  • 4-way & 2-way stretch knits with vertical give. 
  • View fabric & trim requirements here.

Fabric suggestions include cotton lycra, swim fabric, athletic knit, Merino Wool Knit, Rib Knit, Jacquard knit, Viscose or rayon elastane knits, Double brushed poly (DBP), Single brushed poly (SBP), Stretch knit crepe, Poly elastane knits, Bamboo elastane, Modal Lycra. 

Shelf bra suggestions as above or, for more support, use athletic knit, power mesh or power net. For even more support, sew a 2 layer shelf bra.

TRIMS: See tutorial for more details.

  • STRAPS (MAIN TUTORIAL): 6-10mm (1/4-3/8") Lastin, clear swim elastic or plain elastic (not knitted).
  • SHELF BRA (OPTIONAL): 2.5cm (1") - 4cm (1.5") soft (plush) elastic.
  • ALTERNATIVE TO BINDING/STRAPS: Fold over elastic (FOE) in 2cm (3/4"), 2.5cm (1") or 3cm (1 1/8') width.
  • WIDE ADD ON STRAP (OPTIONAL): 2 x 12-18mm (1/2-3/4") bra ring. 6-10mm (1/4-3/8") elastic (Lastin, clear swim or plain).
  • ADJUSTABLE STRAPS (OPTIONAL): Bra ring & slider to match width of FOE or binding. 

METRIC & IMPERIAL: Our tutorials are in both centimetres & inches. They include the seam allowance.

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This is a downloadable digital PDF pattern. As such, refunds after purchase are not possible. Please note, we do not supply paper patterns. 

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