Saturday, October 6, 2012

Cambie

I'm finally getting started on my Cambie muslin today. 

I washed my fabric on Thursday, and then cut it out and made my markings.  Yesterday I was running around doing errands most of the day, so today is the day!


I'm using a floral cotton I bought from Anna in one of her destashes.  The background is dark blue, with random arrangements of flowers in white and black.  The cloth is very nice quality, and it felt good to work with a woven after all the knits I've been using lately!

I'm making View A, the A-line skirt, because I'm testing the fit.  I'm very curious to see how this pattern fits me "out of the box" because the Sewaholic size 6 measurements are my measurements exactly.  Can you imagine being able to make up a dress with a fitted bodice and not having to make a single adjustment?  I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

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  1. I'm so curious to hear about your review of the pattern. As you know this one has been on my list for quite a while... I'm just a slow poke!

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    1. I was putting this off too, but once I got started, it's actually pretty easy! I finished the shell today, and the fit is pretty good. I think I may just have to tweak it a tiny bit by shortening the bodice. Lining tomorrow!

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  2. I'm sure it will fit you perfectly, you are so talented how could it not?

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    1. I've got a lot to learn about fitting though!

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  3. i love that pattern, look forward to seeing yours!

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    1. Have you made this? I looked on your blog and didn't see it under your FOs page. This would be SO cute on you!

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  4. Ooh, this will look so cute on you! I can definitely see you in this dress!

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    1. I hardly ever like sweetheart necklines, but on this dress, I really do!

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  5. Eee, Cambie is so cute. How exciting... I am so not bold enough to make a pattern straight out of fashion fabric. I feel like I have a freakish body, everything fits me so badly lol.
    This is going to be really good :)

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    1. Even though it's probably the smart thing to do, I just can never bring myself to make my muslin out of muslin! I get too bored! I need color, print! I'm usually OK with it as long as a fabric has been designated as "muslin" fabric from the beginning. Meaning I didn't spend a lot of money on it!

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  6. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you don't have to make an adjustment too! That would be a dream!

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    1. Sigh . . . turns out it was a pipe dream! I like the dress well enough, but it's not the fit I was looking for. Back to the cutting board!

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