My mermaid dress! Or that's how my boyfriend like to call it. He thinks the fabric looks like fish scales and it makes me look like I'm half fish-half woman. When at first I wanted to use the fabric with the 'scales' pointing up, he even told me put the fabric with the 'scales' down. To make me really fishlike :P
So I finally jumped on the bandwagon and made a Cambie dress! It seems like every seamstress out there has made at least one. And I really understand why: it is a flattering dress, the big skirt can hide a tummy, the sleeves are not too big or difficult to sew, the bodice has a nice heart shape, and pockets. Pockets!! I love them. So a lot of things that made me want to sew one as well and with all the beautiful dresses from the seamstresses inspiring me, what could go wrong?
The nice thing about Sewaholic is that they have a great guide to sewing the lining on their website. The sewing instructions on paper are a bit short, so having this photo guide is helpen immensely! I made me learn a new way of putting in a lining! Something I know I will use many times again with future projects. Although I did have troubles putting the blind zipper in, it was only because of the fit (too loose) and somehow I managed to have no trouble at all with the scale patterns matching at the zipper :D
|the skirt lining|
Are you going to sew a Cambie? You should take a look at these Cambie 'hacks':