What I wore to A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

I am notorious for buying patterns and fabric, but taking ages to make a project. One of my goals this year has been to sew more, and I’m quite pleased to say that I’ve actually finished some projects this year.

My most recent project is the Sewaholic Patterns Cambie Dress. I won the pattern in a giveaway a few years ago and decided that it would be perfect for the plaid fabric I found on clearance goodness knows when.

My most recent sewing project is the Sewaholic Patterns Cambie Dress, which comes together so easily and even has pockets!
Cats make the best pattern weights.

When I first started sewing, I would skip making a muslin since that meant making everything twice, but now I make a muslin for most projects since it allows me to adjust the fit without wasting my fabric.

My most recent sewing project is the Sewaholic Patterns Cambie Dress, which comes together so easily and even has pockets!

The Cambie Dress comes together very quickly. The most time consuming parts were cutting the fabric (plaid is a nuisance to match) and sewing the pockets. I, also, did some hand stitching for the zipper.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with the way the dress turned out. It was my first time making a dress with plaid fabric, and while the pattern doesn’t quite match across all of the pieces, it’s pretty good for a first try.

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder has the best quick changes. Talk about sewing goals!

I wore my plaid dress over the weekend to the national tour of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. The show is hilarious, and the number of quick costume changes is incredible. This video gives you just a peek at how it’s done…

If you like to sew, I can’t recommend Creativebug and Craftsy enough. They offer online classes packed with information that will help with your next project. To see some of my other sewing projects, check out this bustier top and this Fancy Tiger Sailor Top.

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  1. I have only sewn Barbie clothes or my daughter and some craft projects! Lol! I am very impressed with that plaid dress and I am sure it is hard to match the plaid pattern where you need to!! You look adorable!


  2. I once had so many sewing projects I wanted to complete, and now it takes me 6 months to get around to a throw pillow. Maybe someday I’ll get back in touch with the side of myself which enjoyed sewing more, but at this point I think I’ve written off ever turning fabric in the dresses I’d imagined.

    Glad the plaid dress came together so easily and it looks great! As annoying as doing it twice is, you can always benefit from the dry run.

  3. A Gentleman;s Guide to Love and Murder is just awesome, right?

    Love the dress and am very impressed that you made it. I’ve made costumes but sewing “real” clothes seems much more intimidating!