I was lucky enough to be chosen by Tasia to be a pattern tester for her newest pattern, which she officially released yesterday! The Cambie dress has a sweetheart neckline with gathered cap sleeves and a full of A-line skirt. Tasia writes about it in more detail here
The second I saw the line drawings and her first version I was in LOVE with this dress. It is so cute. For pattern testing, I made view B with the full skirt in a size 2. Her example dress was red swiss dot, which made me jealous, so I pranced off to Jo-Ann to find something awesome.
|I am laughing because a woman was walking down the street gawking at our "photo shoot" LOL|
I did find an awesome fabric, a white/purple/grey swiss dot in a floral design. I bought it fully aware that it was another color scheme of my back-button blouse from two years ago. The dress is fully lined with simple bleached muslin. If Jo-Ann had cotton batiste, I would have bought it, but good enough!
Sewing this dress is a breeze. I followed all of the instructions (obviously, since it was pattern testing) with the exception of putting in a handpicked zipper. I am just in love with that technique and I doubt I will ever do a zipper on the machine again. Other than a fly.
The shape of this dress is extremely flattering, highlighting the waist and giving an hourglass look. Sorry for the random mix of inside and outside pictures. The sunlight outside is always so harsh. Squints-ville.
|Isn't this house adorable? With their perfect lawn and cute tulips.|
I have been waiting impatiently to share this dress with you, tell me what you think!!