Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Hello! I sewed something! It took almost a year, but it is done! It has actually been done a few times. I've gone back and adjusted a few things to improve it. Now, I think it is done for real so I am ready to share it with you!
This is the Cambie dress by Sewaholic. I sewed the full skirt version in a lightweight voile fabric. The dress is fully lined in a thin cotton fabric, which helps the full skirt version have a little less volume in the end.
Gathered sleeves! Bust darts!
An interfacing supported waist band and some more gathering!
I haven't ever sewn a garment from a pattern, so this was a challenge. I took a class at a shop to help me work through it and am now encouraged to sew more clothes.
I'd like to walk you through some more features:
It is curtsy friendly.
Ready for modest spinning.
Enjoys being paired with bright colors.
All in all, this is a really comfortable and cute dress. It is so far on the cute scale that I won't wear this as an everyday dress, but it is a fun one to have around. I am thinking of making this again in a slightly heavier fabric in the fitted version. Maybe I will even pick a color outside of the turquoise family :)
Oh, and since I plan to sew more clothes, I've joined My Sewing Circle to keep track of my projects. The site is a little rough around the edges, but I am hopeful it will keep improving. It has the potential to be a Ravelry for sewing! Feel free to connect with me there (My username is TrinKnitty)!
Posted by Trinity at 7:00 AM