After a significant time away, I’m back to work on Monday. Clearly, I need a back-to-school dress! Having just made a party dress using the gathered-skirt style, I whipped up the A-line version of the Cambie for work. I love the tailored fit of this version and the slant pockets. Man, this pattern is versatile!
The fabric is a peacock-blue double-wool with lycra (Britex, bought in the remnants department), perhaps a bit thick for this dress, but really lovely to sew and wear. Because of the weight of the fabric, I went with a simple pleat on the “sleeve” instead of gathering the fabric. And I love the result–seems a bit vintage-y and definitely suits the style of the dress.
I made a slight sway-back adjustment, which is an easy alteration with this particular pattern since there is are center back and waist seams.
Since the “sleeves” aren’t too bulky, I can definitely wear a cardigan over this dress when it gets a little chilly; along with pockets, being”cardigan-able” is a super important feature of any me-made article of clothing.