234 Cameos

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Sizes XS-3XL; Knitting and Crochet patterns XS-2XL

Four feminine camisoles are included in this pattern - two to sew, one to knit and one to crochet. Both sewn camisoles button in front and are from the late Victorian period. Our long-sleeved original came from England, very close to the turn of the century. The sleeveless version was worn in about 1890, when bodices were tight; fullness in the back “peplum” was meant to accommodate a bustle.

The Long-Sleeved Camisole is gathered into a simple peplum. Groupings of tucks are interspersed with optional lace insertion. The scoop neckline is adjusted with a drawstring and finished with inserted lace, beading and edging lace. The waistline drawstring laces through beading, and edging lace finishes the peplum and tucked cuffs.

Our alluring Sleeveless Camisole is closely fitted by princess seaming and darts, flaring out below the waist in back. In View B, front and back yoke pieces are daintily embellished with tucking and lace insertion; View A features a plain yoke. Gathered lace finished with narrow bias binding edges the scoop neckline, armholes, and yoke.

Candi Jensen designed two more camisoles for you to knit or crochet. The Knitted Camisole has short, puffed sleeves, a scoop slip-over neck, and a self-drawstring waist with a short peplum. Its open-work pattern is lovely under or over your favorite top. The knitting pattern is a simple eyelet lace stitch.

The Crocheted Camisole is a sleeveless, scoop-neck camisole/vest designed especially to be worn over the Long-Sleeved Camisole in this pattern, but can easily be worn on its own. The pattern is an easy-to-follow double crochet stitch with an eyelet pattern at center front.  Chain-stitch forms a scalloped edging at neck, armholes, and front opening, and a drawstring accents the waist. 

Worn as lingerie or blouse, tucked in or out, any of these camisoles is the perfect partner for Folkwear’s 203 Edwardian Underthings, 209 Walking Skirt, 231 Big Sky Riding Skirt, or your favorite jeans.

Suggested fabrics: 
Sleeveless Camisole (Views A and B) and Long-Sleeved Camisole: Fine cottons or blends such as lawn, batiste, broadcloth, muslin, and silk. 
Knitted and Crocheted Camisoles: fingering weight yarn in cotton or silk or similar. 

Sizing and Yardage Chart with notions (PDF)

This pattern is available as a Paper Pattern and a PDF Pattern.  Choose the format you want in the drop down menu.  The paper pattern contains a paper pattern tissue, sewing instructions, and knitting and crochet instructions and diagrams. The PDF pattern can be downloaded after checkout.  It has files for: copy shops (36" wide and A0 (3 sheets)), print at home (43 pages), projectors, sewing instructions, and knitting and crochet instructions and diagrams.  

We also offer the knitted and crocheted camisoles as a separate pattern, which you can find here