I adore the Sewaholic Cambie. I made a Black version here and I wore it SO much over summer.
The truth about this dress is that it was kind of a sewing fail. I did some mad panic sewing right before Christmas so that I could wear it on Christmas Day. I had about an hour or so of sewing left to do on Christmas Eve and a thought snuck into my head that I should probably try it on. That’s when I discovered that it really, really didn’t fit. The waist was too tight by a couple of centimetres and we all know what happens on Christmas Day right? You go from family to family eating ALL OF THE FOOD. So this dress was just not going to work.
I was making this dress just after they introduced videos on Instagram and had been pondering how to incorporate sewing a dress bit by bit into my Instagram feed. Since I was sewing this dress consistently over the Christmas Break from work I could sew during daylight and video as I went. It's not great quality because, well, it's an iPhone video on Instagram, but still - I think it's pretty neat.
A Cambie dress made in 2 minutes? Click below to see for yourself!
So I'm a bit of a rebel and I didn't line this dress. I tend not to line dresses unless they're sheer. Perhaps it takes a little more effort to cover up the insides like I do but that's how I roll. I think this will also go into my honeymoon bag - and by that I mean I'm already packing my me-mades in my head with...oh about 4 months to go!
I have the perfect fabric for a straight-skirted Cambie for my next version but you probably won't see that until summer comes back again. But until then, you know what they say - if the dress fits!