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From work to weekend, this dress has you covered! The Cambie Dress is a fitted, fully lined dress with a gorgeous sweetheart neckline and flattering built-in cap sleeves. Great when you want the coverage of a sleeve but the comfort of a sleeveless dress!
This dress is designed with a pear-shaped figure in mind. Cap sleeves draw attention to the shoulders, while the narrow waistband highlights the waist.
Your choice of classic A-line skirt or full gathered skirt. Both skirt options feature pockets for practicality! Sizing is proportioned for a pear-shaped figure: smaller bust and waist, larger hips.
Posted by Angelica on 17th Mar 2014
I am a thin and pearshaped girl with a "double, heart-shaped" hip, a slightly rounded shoulder and a small B-cup, and have become used to making several adjustments to store-bought patterns to make them fit me. So I made a muslin of this pattern. It. fit. PERFECTLY! No adjustments needed!
The dress itself sewed up beautifully, and the directions for the lining is pure genious!
Posted by DV on 29th Nov 2013
I am a very beginner sewer and couldn't help but jump on the Cambie bandwagon as soon as I saw that dress! The first time I made it, I had some issues with the waistband and the pockets (which I still haven't ironed out, but I think I'll spend a weekend working with a muslin to figure out what I did), so I set it aside. The second time I made it, I was 3 days before a med school exam and didn't want to study and happened to have a red polka dot fabric that just BEGGED to be sewn :) It came together like an absolute dream! The fit is beautiful, minus some minor swayback issues that I need to tweak (still a beginner here!) and I got loads of compliments! Love this pattern!
Posted by Sarah on 27th Nov 2013
I got the cambie planning to make a party dress so I went with view b. From my experience with the minoru, I was a size 14 in the chart, but I sewed a size 12 and with some really minor alterations (I sewed slightly larger side seams and shortened the shoulder straps) it fitted me perfectly. I also moved the pockets more towards the side seams. The instructions were clear and easy to follow and I liked the extra tips on the blog (I also hand picked the zip). I got so many compliments on the dress, I'll have to make more! Highly recommended!