Hi everyone, I’m back from holiday by now, but probably having a nap. Unfortunately my third guest blogger fell through, so instead, say hello to the THIRD CAMBIE. Way better anyway right?
Is it obvious I can’t get enough of the cambie dress? This is my third version, and it’s the straight neckline corporate version. There isn’t much left to say, but even after making a few I was amazed at how well this came out. I LOVE this dress.
The suiting is from Tessuti, and was only $20 per metre, and I think I cut this out of 1.5metres. It’s impossible to see, but there is a tiny pin stripe on the fabric which makes it not boring. Or at least as not boring as corporate wear can get. The lining was black bemsilk, and was $5 per metre. All up it probably cost about $40, which for a very professional dress, it’s a very reasonable cost.
It’s a straight size ten, with the straps shortened by 2 inches. The hemline has also been brought up by approximately 2 inches. I need one of these like poppykettle though for my hem marking! At the time of the photo the hem had been serged, but needed catchstitching and pressing up – but I’m on holiday and not at work….so procrastination rules right? It can wait until the night before I go back….
I modified the neckline like Tasia’s tutorial, and my new favourite technique of prickstitching. Nothing too new or exciting, it’s definitely time for a new challenge. This is going to be the last cambie around these parts for awhile.
Gosh, to pay attention to cutting out pattern modifications. I cut the lining with a sweetheart neckline, then had to recut another bodice after packing everything up. Very, very irritating. I need to be putting post-its onto the pattern when modifying to remember to make that change again.
So that’s three days of the week covered off, maybe a Peony for another 2?