Jungle cami – Butterick 4989

There were still more jungle print remnants in my fabric stash. +TJ, the ‘tiger print’ you mentioned is still in the fabric pile.

So Butterick 4989 has a camisole pattern for wovens that I used for this blue print. I intend to wear this jungle cami under a top and not as the feature piece.

My lion knit dress took a bit of guts to wear on the weekend. So this piece will be a hint of jungle when I need to wear a cami. I’ve positioned the straps closer to the centre back so the straps don’t slip off my shoulders. The straps are 5cm shorter than the pattern piece.

I’ve made the small, with tiny french seams and tiny hems. I’ve shortened the bust darts by 2.5cm. The blue trim was in my stash. This took cami about 2 hours to cut and sew.
The fit is good so I think this cami could easily be extended to above knee length for a slip. Again this was a remnant rayon woven from Pitt Trading and I think this is a Cue remnant.
I was very chuffed when Anne of Pretty Grievances referred to my jungle sewing as Meryl Streep this week. I’m loving this challenge.
Below is the same cami cut on the bias using a cotton voile.
The fit is the same but it feels more relaxed to me.
Someone’s table is missing a table runner ’cause I restyled it into this cami.
I couldn’t resist the hand painting on the silk and the lovely cotton border.
I bought this table runner at Vinnies near The Fabric Store in Sydney. I’ve got enough left to use some in a blouse. Now to figure out how to work these into my work and weekend wear.
Where’s Velo?
Yesterday I was mentioned on Pretty Grievances for Jungle January, The Sewing Space for her debut pattern (Yalta) with our fellow pattern testers and Vacuuming the lawn – Kyle has boundless enthusiasm for sewing. Thank you all for doing this. I love to sew and I’m glad I could contribute to your blogs.


  1. OMG I love the cotton voile one-those are your colours-it's prefect! Cotton voile is such an awesome fabric and that print is really beautiful. Perfect match of fabric and pattern.


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