Please note this tutorial differs slightly from the Style Arc construction sheet.
1. With right sides facing fold and press the shoulder straps in half, length-ways. Sew two rows of stitching if desired, for extra strength.
2. Turn through to the correct side using a loop turner. Press and edge stitch around all edges of each strap. Put aside until step 7.
3. With right sides facing sew the back facing pieces together, press seam open. (Usually the back neck facing is cut on the fold, so this step isn’t necessary).
4. On the front facing piece sew the bust darts and press downward.
5. With right sides facing pin the back facing on top of the back body, once in place stitch together at the back neck. Clip the “V” at the centre back and press seam towards the facing piece, turn to the correct side of the fabric and understitch on the facing piece.
6. Repeat step 5 for the front facing and front body pieces.
7. Turn your camisole back towards the inside so that right sides are facing each other. Take your straps and sandwich them in-between the facing and body pieces, front and back, placing the straps close to the previous stitch line of the front and back neck. Once straps are in place stitch down, sewing through the facing and body pieces.
8. With right sides facing sew the underarm seams together, press seam towards the facing pieces. Turn to the correct side of the fabric and understitch on the facing pieces, as far as possible towards the strap.
9. Turn camisole through to the correct side and press around the neckline and straps.
10. With right sides facing sew the side seams together, starting at the hem of the facing and continuing all the way through to the hem of the body, matching underarm seams. Neaten with overlocker/serger and press to back.
11. Neaten with overlocker/serger the hem of the facing and the hem of the body. Press the facing pieces towards the inside of the body.
12. Turn to the inside of the facing and body side seam and sew together, starting at the underarm and finishing at the hem of the facing piece. This will make the underarm and top of the side seam sit flat.
13. Turn hem towards the inside and stitch down. Press your new camisole.