The “Yellow Cambie” Dress
Fabric: 3 1/4 yards of yellow quilting cotton
Pattern: Sewaholic’s Cambie dress
Notions: Invisible zipper, fusible interfacing, thread.
First worn: To dinner with my friends.
Wear again: Yes!
Time to complete: I never keep track, I sew an hour here and there over multiple days.
Total cost: Approximately $35
Hello! My name is Erin and I blog over at Miss Crayola Creepy. You probably don’t know who I am because I have only participated in one challenge this year, ha! I have been busy sewing up pattern’s from Colette’s website, but when I get a free moment I like to work on side projects, like this Cambie dress.
I worked on this dress for over a month and before I even got out my sewing machine I thought the project would be doomed. Why? My pup tore apart bits of my pattern and the pattern envelope :(
How could I ever get mad at a face like that, though? I salvaged what I could, but some pattern pieces are not a pretty sight. I didn’t have any trouble sewing up the pattern until it came to the waistband. I don’t know if I traced incorrectly due to the torn pattern, but the waistband was a good 1 inch shorter than the bodice and I didn’t have any extra fabric. Luckily when I made the bodice the same size as the waistband it all worked out. It’s a bit tight (no pasta dinners for me in this dress!), but it works.
I look forward to making this pattern again, but with a proper waistband next time! :) The pattern directions were very straightforward and any issues I had were because of me or Frankie, my dog.