Posted on Monday the 15th September 2014 by Behind the Hedgerow
Navy Blue Washed Linen Fabric from Minerva. Fantastic drape with the perfect weight - I'd happily wear this layered up for winter. I love the crumpled look and make no apologies for the worn-in look of these photos. I love it this way!
Bust size seemed to be the most important factor in determining size. I was between a size 10 and 12 for this. I went for size 10 as this is the same size I made my Factory Dress from Merchant and Mills so was pretty confident of a decent fit. It's on the snug side but overall I'm happy with the fit.
- Overall, a very straight-forward sew. If in doubt with any of the instructions just focus your attention on the illustrations as opposed to the words.
- I added pockets. Ever since making the Oliver+s Book Report Dress for Margot the usefulness of these pockets has stayed with me. I followed the basic guidelines from this pattern and added them to the Camber Dress. I'm so happy with how they turned out!
My sewing and blogging has slowed down immensely over the past few months. Our house move, summer holidays and settling into a new life in a new country and, most recently, the addition of a puppy to our lives, have conspired against me to force sewing to the back burner. I have so many thoughts and ideas for the future of this blog and I can't wait to have some time to get them all underway. I miss sewing, I miss posting, and I miss being in touch with so many others from this community.
But let's talk about the dress. Well, in short, I love it. It's simple and definitely a staple wardrobe item for me. Although a simple style, the pattern is well-drafted and there's a meticulous attention to detail to give a professional finish to your handmade garment. There are so many possibilities for personalisation - my head is already spinning with ideas for pockets and different necklines.
If you would like to make your own version, you can see the fabric I've used in my materials list.
So, tell me, what have you all been sewing?! Thanks for sticking with me and continuing to read.