From work to weekend, this dress has you covered! The Cambie Dress is a fitted, fully lined dress with a gorgeous sweetheart neckline and flattering built-in cap sleeves. Great when you want the coverage of a sleeve but the comfort of a sleeveless dress!
This dress is designed with a pear-shaped figure in mind. Cap sleeves draw attention to the shoulders, while the narrow waistband highlights the waist.
Your choice of classic A-line skirt or full gathered skirt. Both skirt options feature pockets for practicality! Sizing is proportioned for a pear-shaped figure: smaller bust and waist, larger hips.
Sizes: 0-16 (all sizes are included in one pattern!)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were very clear.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love how the bodice is interesting, but still simple enough to be a blank canvas for prints or textures.
A Liberty Tana Lawn I bought on a trip to London.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I widened the back a little bit and added a different skirt. The original pattern has either an a-line skirt or a gathered skirt (made from two rectangles). I wanted a more circular shape so I used the skirt portion of the Colette Chantilly.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
This is my second Cambie, pictures of the first can be seen here. I'll definitely make a few more, it's a lovely and versatile pattern!
I love this dress, and can see it become a summer staple. It's fairly simple to sew and easy to alter, and it works in so many different fabrics and colours! I blogged about this version here.