Introducing the Tropo Camisole!

The Tropo Camisole is named for the troposphere – the bottom layer of the earth’s atmosphere – since the camisole is great on its own but also perfectly suited for layering. This fitted camisole has an optional interior shelf bralette that can be sewn out of fashion fabric, power mesh, or fashion fabric and power mesh together for lightweight bust support. The Tropo Camisole also has pattern pieces and instructions so that all views can be sewn as a nursing camisole.

The Tropo Camisole comes in 3 cup size options: A/B, C/D and E/F. C/D and E/F cups are darted to accomodate a larger bust while mainting a sleek shape. View A is straight across the front, View B has a gentle scoop, View C has a sweetheart shape, and View D spices up the sweetheart with a sexy V strap. All views are useable for Front or Back for 16 different possible neckline combinations!

Wear the Tropo Camisole on its own during the summer or layer it in the winter for true Every Day Dress Up.

What features make the Tropo Camisole special?

  • Size range from 0-24 (high bust of 32″-52″)
  • Three separate cup size ranges (A/B, C/D, or E/F)
  • Four different neckline options (for either front or back for a total of 16 combinations!)
  • Sewable with or without a built-in bralette for lightweight support
  • Includes separate sewing instructions and pattern pieces for nursing
  • A bunch of helpful tutorials and fun pattern hacks coming to the blog

The initial design seeds of this pattern came from a conversation with Lisa (of Paprika Patterns) when talking about patterns we should design for our soon-to-be-launched joint venture – Maternity Sewing. We talked about garments we wish we had while pregnant and nursing and how we could give them our own twist. A camisole came up as a really functional garment that can be useful in any season (alone or layered).

I’ve personally been wearing one Tropo or another pretty nonstop since finalizing the pattern (and I’m looking forward to sewing some more during the upcoming sewalong since it means I’ll have a few more to cycle between!). I love the strappy V neck for how it gives just a little bit of sexy but my model Emily was excited about the straight neck because she’s got a pretty sporty style and her girlfriend Kate (my other gorgeous model) loved the soft curve of the scoop neck to fit with her more femme style.

(And if you’re excited about a maternity version, it will be available exclusively with the launch of MaternitySewing).

Don’t wait to add the Tropo Camisole to your Every Day Dress Up wardrobe! If you buy the camisole during launch week you’ll automatically get any other Tuesday Stitches pattern free! No coupon necessary – it will kick in when the Tropo and any other pattern are in your cart!

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