Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Cambie Cocktail Dress
I finally made the famous Sewaholic Cambie dress! I did version A, the a-line skirt with pockets! The pockets are great, it's hard to keep my hands out of them. This was my first Sewaholic pattern, so I was a little nervous about the fit,( the patterns are made for pear shaped women right?). I am definitely more of an hourglass.
The only fitting I did was to add an inch to the bodice, I could tell it was going to be too short. Overall the fit is pretty good, it gaps a little near the sweetheart neckline, so if I make it again I will take out the excess fabric there.
The fabric is a Japanese shirting fabric from Kokka, in a fabulous retro cocktail print. They still have some in yellow at Fabricworm. I made some piping at the waistband to match the pink using some rattail and a small amount of Kona cotton.
I used to have so much trouble using my zipper foot to make piping, I could never get close enough to sew the piping. But I was told at work by the experts that it's the foot not me! YAY. The Bernina zipper foot does not get close enough to sew piping, you have to either use a piping foot or I sewed the piping to the waistband using the open foot, and moved the needle all the way over. SO MUCH EASIER. Also notice how perfectly my piping matches at the zipper :)
Do you ever use piping? Now I feel like adding it to everything!
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