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Message Board > Beginner's Forum > Confusion with Cambie! ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

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Confusion with Cambie!
ngitanjali89
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Date: 5/27/13 11:51 PM

Hello!

I'm a beginner sewer who literally decided to learn how to sew when I found a beautiful Map of Paris fabric in a store, decided that I could make a dress out of it...and voila! And then, med school had a gala event and I didn't want to buy a dress, so I made one!

Anyhow, I used Burda Patterns for the two above dresses and decided to try my hand at the Cambie. The bodice and skirt came together beautifully separately, and I was extra careful on my darts and everything, BUT, when I attached the bodice to the skirt, I found that the bodice was too wide by about 3/4" on each side-both my fashion fabric and lining had that issue. I took it in to my local sewing store, and the ladies there helped me, but they also ran into the same issue, so now, we aren't sure what to do...

Any tips?

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Date: 5/28/13 11:12 AM

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I found that the bodice was too wide by about 3/4" on each side-both my fashion fabric and lining had that issue.


I would unpick the seam from the waist upwards to where the bodice fits, and baste a larger seam allowance. The Cambie has a waistband-are you including that? If so, you will need to cut side seams into the waistband to make it smaller, or cut a new waistband.
There are darts in the bodice which can also be used for fitting.

How does the rest of the bodice fit?

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Date: 5/28/13 10:31 PM

Hi!

Thanks for the advice!

I am including the waistband-the bodice is a little loose, but I always have to take my dresses in when all done and it matches the waistband exactly, so I guess what I meant was that the bodice+waistband were too large by 1.5 inches. I'm assuming this is an issue in the skirt (I made view A).

Perhaps I should unpick the waistband from the bodice and skirt and deepen the darts? That might have the added effect of fitting the bodice better too.

The darts did seem kind of small, compared to some of the Burda Patterns I've played with.

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Date: 7/4/13 1:41 PM

Does anyone know whether the vertical darts on the Cambie bodice are supposed to point to the bust apex or should they be more to the sides? I know of course that generally dart busts should point to the apex but even in my Fit for Real People book, it points out that sometimes vertical darts are not designed to point to the apex. I've seen it both ways in finished Cambies. I would need to move my darts over at least 3 inches to align with the apex in a bodice that otherwise fits ok.

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Date: 7/4/13 4:23 PM

Go to the top of the left column and enter Cambie in the white search box. Choose patterns in the pull down menu, click Find. It pulled up the reviews of the Cambie pattern. I haven't made the dress but immediately saw that in the pictures of the reviews I checked the vertical darts are each set farther to the side (away front center front) than expected.

The fit looked great on the reviews I checked. Checking the reviews should be helpful. It's a lovely little dress.

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Date: 7/4/13 5:10 PM

Another option.. Email Tasia. She would be more than willing to suggest a solution. She designed the Cambie and has made several.
I have this pattern, yet to make but I do have the fabric. Probably wait til spring when the weather warms up.

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