If I had to wear the same outfit every day, this is probably what you would find me wearing – a Camas Blouse made from a thick, sturdy cotton knit and some form of stretch denim pant. It’s practical (for walking our dog, Luki, a million times a day in all manner of weather!), presentable, and super comfortable.
This cotton knit is from Girl Charlee. While it is listed as black with a pink tie dye wash, the fabric I received is definitely navy blue with no sign of pink on it! The fabric is listed as a cotton spandex blend with a 40% stretch but, in my experience, this fabric isn’t very stretchy and it is a bit heavier than your average t-shirt fabric. It feels like 100% cotton to me. I purchased this fabric quite some time ago and was confused when it arrived since it differed so greatly from the description. All the same, I was happier with the fabric I received than the fabric I had ordered (I wasn’t keen on the subtle tie dye wash) so it was a lucky discrepancy!
I realize you can’t actually see much of the blouse in the above photos – Luki really wanted in on the photo shoot and who am I to say no? Below is a clearer photo of the blouse though. This was one of the first photos we took and I had forgotten to remove my toque so I look a bit goofy in a winter toque with only a light blouse on! Ah well :).
If you are planning to sew a Camas Blouse but are a little nervous to tackle the details while battling with a thin jersey, I’d highly recommend using a thick t-shirt knit such as this one. It was very easy to work with – it stretched and shifted so little and it ironed easily…it was almost as easy as working with quilting cotton! The all over print makes hemming and top-stitching a breeze too.