I told you guys I was going to make another Cambie dress!
This one is made in an adorable fox cotton from Spoonflower that I got for my birthday last year. Isn’t it adorable? I love the way the foxes are looking at each other! They seem like they’re high fiving, if you ask me…
This cambie is fully lined (unlike my last one, which was half-lined because I’m lazy) with yummy rayon challis, because why not? I am pretty much 100% obsessed with rayon challis, so expect to see more of that on this front. It’s just so soft and drapey while still being easy to work with. A lovely lining fabric (and main fabric) for the summer, in my opinion.
Anyway, on to the foxes at hand! I made some extra adjustments to the bodice this time around, and ignored the skirt pattern all together and just cut panels from what I had left. I’d say that the time spent was well worth it. The bodice fit is spot-on, and there’s really nothing I would change about it at this point. Basically, I took out 1/2in in length from the bodice by folding the pattern. Then, I redrew the darts with the pattern folded to be MUCH more curved that the curved darts in the pattern. I think the curvyness helps compensate for the pretty large difference between my bust and underbust measurement. (37.5-28.5)
I used a my narrow hem foot for the skirt because I could. It’s just so freakin fast, and looks awesome. Are you guys sick of hearing that yet? Sorry, not sorry.
I was also really really careful about print matching and cutting out the waistband, and I’d say it really paid off along the zipper. I’m a little obsessed with my pattern matching, and it’s kind of a shame that I’ll never see it without a mirror. But, I figure it will make crazy people like me happy, so here you go.
There is a little bit of wrinkling left under the bust if I’m not standing up really straight, but I think that it’s just inevitable in this style. In virtually every photo I’ve seen of the Cambie (and there are a LOT) it’s present. So, I’m just pretending it’s not there and trying to stand up straight. It’s kind of a win-win for my back, too. Also, the neckline gaping I had in my last Cambie totally disappeared. I staystitched the life out of it immediately, so maybe that’s why…
Foxes + Cambie = WIN
Fabric: Foxen cotton from Spoonflower
Size: 8, graded to 4 at the shoulders
Adjustments: 1/2 in taken out of the bodice length
1/2 in FBA
Used size 4 darts and widened/ made them more curved