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11:17 AM

Me-Made-May Day 4 with New Cambie Dress


I am so excited to show off my new Cambie dress. Yes, I was one of Tasia's pattern testers for this AMAZING pattern. It was very straight forward to sew and fit my body type, even though I am not pear-shaped.

Here are some details:
I made a size 12 with the full-skirt and added adjusted for my full-bust. Because of the heart shaped bodice design, I decided to make a muslin for this portion only. I ended up adding 1/2" to the side seams and 1 1'2" to the bodice length to fit my bust size. While this isn't a true FBA, it made the fit spot-on perfect.


Since I'm not a person with a large hip issue, I'm always a fan of pockets. This dress was no exception. This is also fully lined with a light-weight polyester lining. The main fabric is a rayon georgette fabric that I picked up at Yardage Town. I will be making the other skirt version as well. This is a great dress! I wore it to Easter service and am wearing it to work under my "grandpa sweater" at work today. I feel pretty without being overdressed. This is a winner! Go get your pattern ladies.


30 comments:

mle said...

fun and flirty! Looks great on you!

JuliN said...

This dress looks great on you!

Amanda S. said...

Super cute and perfect fit! What a flattering little dress!

velosewer said...

Such a lovely dress. The fabric really works well.

Sassy T said...

Absolutely love the fabric. The dress looks great.

Lori said...

Super cute dress.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Very pretty. I like the fabric and the fit. TFS.

Carol said...

Adorable!

SewTell said...

*gasp* A muslin. Hehe.
Very cute

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous!!!

meli88a said...

What a perfect girly dress!

Candice said...

Very pretty!

Jan said...

Very pretty dress and fabric. I just saw this pattern on Tasia's blog today and thought it would be very versatile.

Myra said...

Really cute! I absolutely love your fabric!

coco said...

So cute and fresh!

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

Super cute and I love that fabric, very sophisticated.

Linda, Bathtub Fabric Queen said...

You always look like you jumped straight off the pages of a fabulous fashion mag. Love that print!

Scruffybadger said...

Wow, what a great Cambie dress - I had a look yesterday but wasn't able to comment (my technology problem!)
Really wonderful retro fabric & it looks stunning on you :-)
Thank you for visiting & leaving me a comment & sharing your post - I'm so interested to see other versions now !

Amy said...

Aha, fellow spy! Heehee.

And wow, this fabric is just luscious! Absolutely stunning dress and beautiful colors.

Germania Solorzano said...

Your dress rocks!

shawntasews said...

ugh I was really trying to not buy this pattern, but I don't think I can resist! Your fabric choice and the fit is gorgeous!

fallingthroughyourclothes said...

Beautiful dress. I didn't even consider the full skirt for a day/work dress but your fabric choice is perfect.
Very nice!

nightowl_72 said...

You look fantastic in this!

K-Sue said...

This turned out beautifully!

Lynneb said...

Very nice! What a flaytering dress!

Tsigeyusv said...

This post may have sold me. I'm not a petite woman and I do have that busty issue. I was very curious how this dress would fit a woman with womanly proportions. It looks great on you!

Sewing Princess said...

Love the fabric you chose and the dress is great on you. Well done!

Neeno said...

wonderful fit on you! You look so beautiful! Great fabric.

Melizza said...

What gorgeous fabric. The dress looks amazing on you! Well done on getting a great fit.

Cennetta said...

Susan, You look fantastic. Beautiful dress.!