Another perfect basic, that has fun not-so-basic options is the new Heart Breaker Cami from Patterns for Pirates! This is a girls pattern that comes in sizes 3mo-14. It is a camisole with an optional X in the back. The front has a scoop neckline, with a v-neck in the back. But you really could wear this forwards or backwards 🙂 There are cropped, shirt, and tunic length options. Perfect for layering, or wearing all the hot summer long!
This is a tunic length, with a rayon blend fabric on the front, and cotton lycra on the back. I blended to a wider width for her hips. I love making clothes that fit my kids just right.
AND THEN, I got baby crazy and made this tiny 3 month size for my niece. I can not wait to see it on her! I used the optional shoulder flutter, of course 🙂 There is also an optional ruffle along the neck. Pictured here with the Brindille and Twig Cuff pants modified into shorts.
AND THEN, I got a little hack happy, and mashed this cami with a baby harem pants pattern to make this adorable romper, also for my niece. I think this is just so fun, and it was so simple to do! I folded up the shirt pattern 1″, to make it the final, hemmed length, and then put it right at the top of the pants pattern(without the waistband, and cut a gentle curved line from the top to the bottom. I used this tutorial to add a snap placket.
The even better part, is there’s also a women’s version! The Cross My Heart Cami has the same options, plus a few more. The cropped version is a fun layering piece! There are a few strap options, and if you have inspiration, it would be easy to adjust to make it your own 🙂 The white shirt is a Mama Claire with a double crossover hack, from the Made for Mermaids blog. This is some more of that $1 fabric from Wal-Mart. And I used it up on this project, which means I need to go shopping again 😉
The patterns are on sale for $7.50 each, or you can buy the bundle of both patterns for $14.
I whipped up both of those baby versions yesterday, so they’re such quick sews! Check out the listings for lots more photos!
Heart Breaker Cami
Cross My Heart Cami
Pink and black ponte: Girl Charlee
Black floral: Girl Charlee
Mint cotton lycra: NR Fabrics
Bright floral: Girl Charlee
White mystery knit: Wal-Mart
Grey/white stripe cotton lycra: Raspberry Creek
Green floral (romper): So Sew English
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