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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16 comments:

  1. This is a very cute dress! I love, love, love, piping and have a hard time not including it on everything I make!

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  2. That is so darn cute! That's one of the most amazing fabrics I've seen - I immediately went over and ordered some of the yellow!

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  3. So cute! And it looks really flattering on you!

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  4. I absolutely love it! The dress is rediculously flattering. Great fabric choice, the colour is beautiful on you.

    Katherine

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  5. It's so gorgeous on you! I am also really loving the fabric choice!

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  6. Lovely dress! I love the casual vibe it has. Mine ended up being a tad too formal for what I had planned.

    And everyone is right: the dress flatters your figure very well!

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  7. This is a cute dress and I love your name for it. Fabric is cool and like Carolyn I like the piping you used.

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  8. Thats a gorgeous Cambie :) Love the colours!

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  9. Wow that dress looks wonderful on you and the piping is genius! I've been contemplating a Cambie for a while now, think you've just sold me the pattern!

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  10. Cute dress, I just got the Cambie dress pattern a week ago. Haven't picked out the fabric yet.

    Christiana
    sewamusing.blogspot.come

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  11. This is such a fun dress. Perfect for your Florida room!

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  12. oooh cute fabric:) nice colour. great necklace:)

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  13. Love your Cambie. The piping really sets it off, and it suits you beautifully.

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  14. This is awesome! Both the dress and fabric. And it fits you perfectly!

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  15. Wow! This is a very lovely dress! I love painting. Nice dress. Thanks for sharing. Cocktail Dresses

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  16. It looks great and that fabric choice is awesome!!
    -Amy

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