The Tropo Camisole is a fitted camisole with multiple neckline options and optional shelf bralette. 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! Also includes instructions for a nursing 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 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.
The instructions have 67 meticulous, step-by-step illustrations
This pattern is currently available in digital format only. The .pdf includes separate printing layouts for home printing (8.5″x11″/A4 paper) and copy shop printing (A0/wide format paper). For the home print option, the exact pages necessary for each view and option are listed so you only need to print the pages necessary for your view and size. The .pdf’s are layered so you can print only the size/s you want.
Need help picking a size? Looking for some extra help with the pattern instructions? Want tutorials for creative pattern hacks that further expand what you can do with your pattern? See the Tropo Camisole Sewalong page for all this and more!
Light to midweight knits with at least 40% stretch.
Suggested fabrics include: jersey, interlock, thermal, ribbing
Optional: Power mesh for bralette
fold-over elastic (FOE)
1 ⅝ yds (1.5 m) for size 0-8, Views A-C
2 yds (1.8 m) for size 10-18, Views A-C
2 ¼ yds (2.2 m) for size 20-24, Views A-C
additional 1 yd (.8 m) fold-over elastic (FOE) for each View D sewn
3/4” (19 mm) elastic for bralette (optional)
1 yd (.9 m) for size 0-8
1 ¼ yds (1.1 m) for size 10-18
1 ½ yds (1.3 m) for size 20-24
2 sets nursing clasps (optional)
Working with knits
Applying fold-over-elastic (FOE)
– Confident Beginner