Penelope Pleated Camisole- Pattern Test

I’ve been busy testing some fabulous patterns, and having so much fun learning so many new things along the way. I enjoy testing patterns, especially when I know its a style I am going to use, but every once in a while I apply for a test even though I am not sure its my style. When I saw the tester call for the Penelope Pleated Camisole from Laela Jeyne Patterns, I was not sure if I wanted to make a camisole what with the cold season approaching fast. But look at it! its not just any camisole, it’s a very dressy and cute camisole that is just perfect for layering. I love everything about it.

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Its meant to be made with woven fabrics, and I think choice of fabric impacts how fancy or casual the pleated penelope is going to look. Rayon challis and voile are the recommended fabrics but I bet a drapey chiffon would look gorgeous too. As with all Laela Jeyne patterns that I have made so far, this one also has its own unique elements that really sets it apart from any other pdf patterns for camisoles I have seen thus far.

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The pleats, I love the pleats in this pattern, specially the folded pleats at the neckline and the inverted pleat in the back. The pleats were why I just had to test this cute pattern. and the curved hem too!

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I love the drape of rayon challis, though I don’t find it the easiest of fabrics to work with. The elastic at the waist needs to be cinched in a tad more but I love that it looks great by itself or layered with a cardigan.

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The pattern has instructions to make bias tape for the neckline, armholes and straps and the hem is finished with a rolled hem. Marisa has done all the math work for pleating and has a handy dandy template to use to mark and fold pleats. She also includes instructions to customize fit for torso length and bust adjustment.

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The pattern includes pictures and illustrations for every step from pleating the front and back to the rolled hem finish, and also a chart with final garment measurements to help you pick your size. Its a great piece to have in the wardrobe, and with the right choice of fabric its great for both date nights or for office wear under a cardigan. Grab your copy of the Penelope Pleated Camisole (affiliate link) at sale price now before it goes back to its regular price.

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