Monday, January 28, 2013

Finished Watermelon Cambie

I've finally finished my Watermelon Stretch Cotton Cambie dress:

Cambie Dress

It feels great to cross off another project on "The List". This dress has been 90% complete for weeks. I only needed to finish hemming the lining and sew on lace trim (because I do love me some lace).

The details - This is the Cambie dress pattern from Sewaholic, View A.  The fabric is watermelon stretch cotton fabric from Britex. The dress is lined in pink cotton batiste and trimmed with pink lace. I cut a size 6 for the top and graded up to a size 8 at the waist.  I also did a sway back adjustment, which is standard for me on all dress patterns.

The lace trim is also from Britex. I originally purchased it last year when shopping for supplies for my friend's wedding dress.  I went a bit overboard with the yardage and had enough left over to trim the shell and lining hems: 

Cambie Lace Trim

Is it lace overkill?  Maybe, but I don't care!

Cambie Lace Trim on Lining

Another view?  Well, if you insist:

Cambie Lace Trim on Shell

The lining is a pink cotton batiste, also left over from the wedding dress project. (If you haven't guessed already, the wedding dress was pink.)  I really love the construction of this dress. It's as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside.

Cambie Dress  Lining
And check out that zipper. I guess it's sort of a machine sewn/handpicked combo. I'm not sure what else to call it or if it technically fits into either category.

Cambie Zipper Detail

It's been very grey and dreary here, and not conducive to me swapping my sweats for this dress and conducting a proper photo shoot.  I'll try go get some action shots this week.

Macy is SO not impressed with any of this:

Miss Macy


  1. They are both beautiful & so is Macy, actually Macy has it going on!

    1. Thank you and yes, Macy really is a little princess around here :)