All hail the very best of sewing telly – we're huge fans of The Great British Sewing Bee and we've got one of our favourite projects from the past few series for you to make at home! Download these PDFs to stitch the camisole sewing pattern below. This is an extract from official book that accompanied series 3.


This camisole sewing pattern is a version of a larger jumpsuit sewing pattern from The Great British Sewing Bee: Fashion with Fabric by Claire-Louise Hardie (Quadrille, £25). All images © Love Productions. Photography © Jenni Hare, Charlotte Medlicott and Benoît Audureau.

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Camisole Pattern Free

This project would work well in cotton lawn, viscose, silk twill, silk satin, polycotton, seersucker, cotton lawn, cheesecloth, sand-washed silk or cotton voile.

Download the PDFs to make the frill camisole sewing pattern (including the full pattern to level up and make it into a stylish jumpsuit pattern and trousers!) and find the instructions in Simply Sewing issue 16. The print edition of the magazine is no longer available, but you can find it on the Simply Sewing app.

If you fancy trying your hand at sewing check out our best sewing machines for beginners and best overlockers. Or read on to discover more camisole patterns to make at home. If you're looking for more summery patterns to sew, take a look at our pick of the best blouse patterns. Looking for more camisole sewing patterns to make? Here are some of our favourite finds…

5 camisole sewing patterns to make today

1. Refashion a shirt into a cami top

We love to upcycle old clothes into new garments, giving them a new lease of life! This free camisole sewing pattern can be used to turn an old shirt into a lightweight cami top – perfect for the summer months.

Cami top sewing pattern

2. Silk camisole sewing pattern

Stay chic and stylish this summer with this cool camisole sewing pattern from Sew Over It. This pattern doesn't include darts, so it's really easy to sew! If you don't want to use silk, crepe or rayon fabric would work just as well.

Camisole sewing pattern from Sew Over It

3. Misses' lace top from Sew Direct

This light and floaty top isn't a traditional cami, but we still love it! It's ideal for hot summer days. If you're worried about it being see-through, you can simply wear a vest top underneath.

Misses lace camisole sewing top from Sew Direct

4. Bali blouse and sunset cami

Could this sunset cami be any cuter? Make it in bright floral fabrics to get into the holiday mood! This pattern set includes a Bali blouse design as an added bonus.

Bali blouse and sunset camisole sewing pattern

5. Portia woven top camisole sewing pattern

This pretty camisole sewing pattern looks fabulous in polka dot fabric! We love its casual summer style and it would look great teamed up with a pair of shorts or a denim skirt.

This pattern is in sizes 10-14, but other sizes are available in the StyleArc shop.

Portia camisole sewing pattern


Charlie Moorby
Charlie MoorbyEditor, Simply Sewing magazine

Former Mollie Makes Deputy Editor and CrossStitcher Commissioning Editor, Charlie has been editing Simply Sewing for over 6 years. She is passionate about all things created with a needle and thread! With over ten year’s experience in craft publishing, she’s edited and curated over 10 bookazines, contributed to a series of Mollie Makes books published by Pavilion and has had her work featured in All About You, Beads Trends USA and The Guardian. Spreading positive vibes through slow stitching, craft and colour you can follow her latest makes on Instagram @theluckybluebird.

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