I discovered the Cambie Dress about a month or so ago and have been spazzing about it ever since. Doing things like surfing the Internet to see what other sewists have done with her. When I start this dress it will be an extensive post because I love this pattern and want to talk about it. There is definitely going to be a muslin of the bodice because I want this baby to turn out looking professional.
Sewaholic Patterns – Sept 16 at 1:10 AM = Order Status Changed; Hi Lyric, An order you recently placed on our website has had its status changed. The status of your order is now Shipped
YAY!!! Get this, I don’t even have fabric for the dress yet and here I am all hyper about when it is being shipped. Then again, I can be working on the muslin getting that bodice all down pat for when I do have the fabric. Yes, that’s the ticket! What IS it about this frock that has me (and apparently a bunch of other sewists) going gaa gaa? Looking at the photo above it’s a simple dress; not at all fancy schmancy. Truth be told I am concerned about how I will look in view B (but I’m gonna make at least one anyway). Initially I had my eye on view A because it is an a-line. Oh, and the pockets definitely caught my eye. I tell you I am going to need at least one 50s style petticoat/crinoline. Not too puffy, but one nonetheless. To whet our appetites here are some I’ve seen on the ‘Net:
I like Lizzie’s version because of the waistband detail. She chose a different type of dots with reverse color action. How clever! If you click on her link you’ll see she incorporated some way cool hem action by adding a pretty lace. I have GOT to try that on at least one of the many of my upcoming Cambies. When it comes to embellishment sometimes I think you can never have too much! Look at the beautiful neckline, bodice and sleeve detailing Scruffy Badger added. She says this is rick rack; however, just now looking at a close-up of her photograph it is apparently rick rack on steriods. It looks as if it is blue rick rack with a white satin or some such stitch on the edge of the rick ram trim. I wonder if she’ll share. I’m going to ask her. Hum Jeopardy while I pop over to her site to shoot her a message. You know this version caught my eye because of the piping. Oh yes, there will be a piped version from me and Tabitha for sure. Perhaps two: one in A-line style and the other with the full skirt! Would you look at that piped hem! Oh, I am so on this Cambie dress. Update: My pattern arrived today!!! Looks like a wearable muslin with piping like the one above is in order for October. I am sew excited. Stay tuned for details of the Lyrical version of the Cambie dress.