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.
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.
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.
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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