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Date: 1/23/13 3:41 AM

Hi everbody,
Long ago, I had a tank top sort of cami that had thin shoulder pads built in. I think that would be nice under some of my tops, but they don't seem to be around these days.

Has anyone seen a pattern that has that feature? Or maybe some ideas on how to do an adaptation?

BTW, I tried to post this question from my android tablet last night, but it wouldn't work. Is that a PR issue or might I have done it wrong?

Thanks all,
Rose

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Date: 1/23/13 5:35 AM

I never saw a pattern of that ,but I can imagine a tank top with some sort of ornamentation - part on the shoulderarea,in which you add padding . That is a thin layer of foam used in bracups

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Date: 1/23/13 7:15 AM

Shoulder pads are Yesterday, as in the TV show "Dallas". We cut them out and used them up as garden knee pads, pot holders, etc!

A softer look today is to add a layer of of interfacing or two to a cap sleeve and topstitch several rows across it, which gives interest and helps it stand up, like the cap sleeves on quilted vests.
(I did this for a Flynn Rider's doll outfit from Tangled.)
But camis are supposed to look soft.

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Date: 1/23/13 7:20 AM

Here's an old McCall's that has that feature. Their camisole isn't that attractive, and I think you could use a good knit top/camisole pattern and modify it to accept shoulder pads. McCall's pattern on ebay

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Date: 1/23/13 8:07 AM

While I don't have a pattern, I remember having a cami like that and have thought of making one with a knit by playing with a slightly capped sleeve to allow a 1/4" shoulder pad.

I have sloping shoulders and using a bit of shoulder pad makes my tops look and fit better. And NO I don't look like an old Dallas episode.

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Date: 1/23/13 2:34 PM

Yeah, Kathy, that's kind of what I have in mind. The cami wouldn't be worn alone, but rather like a slip with just a tiny amount of lift in the shoulders. And I never even WATCHED Dallas. LOL

Karla, thanks. I looked at the pattern on ebay, and that is the general idea, but I'm thinking of something considerably more minimal.

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Date: 1/23/13 2:46 PM

I found two shoulder pad camisoles for sale:

Cotton

Nylon

Googling reveals that these exact same two garments are for sale on various web sites, for about the same prices. They aren't terribly expensive.

Now the question I sometimes struggle with: Do I buy this or sew it? There are good and valid reasons for either course of action, so I have no particular advice.

CMC

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Date: 1/24/13 6:17 AM

Oh, CMC, thanks so much. They are just perfect--exactly what I had in mind. I guess my searching skills need improvement, since I didn't find them when I looked.

You're quite right about the next decision--buy or make. Maybe I'll do both. Buy one then copy it to make some others. :)
Rose

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Date: 1/24/13 8:27 AM

Ha! They were ready to draft those ladies for the NFL.
Notice the 40's Retro patterns in the books feature shoulder pads, believe they put them on with snaps for washing.

S2255 is a button-down, but has a cute cap sleeve that might work, as it's doubled and could fit padding inside.
-- Edited on 1/24/13 8:29 AM --

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Date: 1/24/13 11:08 AM

How embarrasing! I have that pattern, never opened it.
Now that it OOP I wonder if it ever was a good pattern....AND WHY DO I STILL HAVE IT!!!
Pam

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