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.
0-16. Sized for pear shape.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it did! I made View A
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were so easy to follow. Definitely not for a beginning but they are concise and easy to understand.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Sweetheart neckline is so cute and feminine, but the capped shoulders makes this dress work appropriate.
Orange-coral linen for the exterior and a soft quilting cotton for the lining since it matched the color so well.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Shortened the bodice by 5/8" and took it in quite a bit from the hips down. No surprise there though, I'm not the pear shape that Sewaholic is designed for.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I do want to sew it again. It is a distinctive style but I want to make a version in a more neutral wool crepe for work. I would also consider making version B as a sundress.
Not much to say that hasn't already been said! This dress is lovely, fits wonderfully, and is so versatile. I love the shoulders and the neckline and the pockets and everything! Pictures on my blog!