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a date night Reef camisole

Megan Nielsen Reef camisole sewing pattern

Megan Nielsen Reef camisole sewing pattern Megan Nielsen Reef camisole sewing pattern Megan Nielsen Reef camisole sewing pattern

As you probably know pretty well by now, I love clothing that fits more than one situation. Which is one of the reasons i loved working on my Reef pattern so much. I made a matching set of Reef pajamas using this really amazing digital print cotton – and I literally cannot stop myself from wearing the camisole during the day too.

This is one of my favourite ways to wear the camisole – with jeans, out on a date with my Chris. As it is currently winter in Perth right now, this outfit also included a blazer, but i left it out of these images as it’s still currently in development. wink wink.

It’s actually quite a departure for me to wear a large scale print on a blouse – I’ve noticed i have a tendency to put large prints on skirts and dresses, and go for more neutral tones in tops.

This fabric is one I’ve had in stash for quite some time. I originally bought it to make this Cascade skirt and loved it so much that i hoarded the rest waiting for the right project. I really wanted to use it for the Reef pattern, as i knew it would work well for the camisole – but must admit i was a little nervous about the shorts. Since the print is so large and crazy, i decided not to bother pattern matching on the shorts, and i think that was the right choice. I’ll have to post a better picture of them later, as right now it is just way too cold to wear shorts outside hehe.  Once summer comes around here again I’d like to try wearing this camisole with the matching Cascade skirt and see if they make a faux dress – think it might be pretty cool!

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Camisole: Megan Nielsen Reef // Get the sewing pattern
Jeans: Country Road // Similar sewing pattern
Boots: Jeffrey Campbell

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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7 years ago

Fantastic! I’m glad that it’s a jacket from your talented design house!

7 years ago

Blazer! That’s exciting!

7 years ago

Ooh jacket! I didn’t buy the reef pattern as I thought it would expose my arms too much, but I am seriously tempted.

Margo B
7 years ago

Really cute and versatile top Megan! A blazer sounds very exciting…can’t wait to see!