Simplicity 4951 is one of the first patterns I ever bought, and is by far the most frequently made out of all of the patterns I own. I made the jacket once (which is now happily worn by my mom), but it’s the camisole I come back to time and time again.
It’s a very simple design – a top piece with two joined triangles and a gathered underbust seam that you double (and since it’s lined if you’re small like me, there’s no need for a bra), a rectangular bottom front piece, and a taller rectangular back piece. Add some bias tape or ribbon straps, and you’ve got the perfect summer top in under an hour and under a meter.
These probably bring the total to about ten of these I’ve made, but I realised I never wrote about them before since they’re not terribly exciting. They’re the weekday meal of my sewing repotoire, but I find them absolutely essential for summer. And since I’m going on holiday next month (more about that later), I needed some easy travelling vests that I can just slip on and layer over without any fuss.
And it’s a nice way to use up some of my favourite prints that were languishing in my stash, too!