Thursday, May 16, 2013

Polka Dotty Cambie Dress Muslim

Yup, I have finished sewing my cambie dress and already starting on the full skirted version:) The dress is so pretty and lovely! I used a cotton polka dots fabric that I had in my stash for a long, long time. And for the lining, a lovely beige light weight poplin also in my stash.

I cut a straight size 4 and did no alterations to the pattern although I did hesitant and thinking of shortening the bodice initially. The fitting of the dress turns out still ok, although I had to remove a whole 2 inches off the straps...LOL. I am still a stranger towards pattern alterations for a better fit. Maybe I should go read out more on the fitting alterations:) And this is also the first time I did the blind hem stitching by hand in the correct way, all thanks the recent 'Threads' magazine. Overall I love this dress, especially the sweetheart neckline and the cutie cap gathered sleeves.  The pattern instructions are easy to follow and the construction process is also fast:) Took me about 5 hrs to finish this dress.

I am already starting on my next cambie dress, this time I try shortening the front and back bodice by 1 cm. Hope that will help with the fitting issue. Any suggestions on what alterations is needed for a better fit?

Pardon my sulky smile... LOL! And that's my little boy going crazy behind mi:)
I really like the pockets! C, my hands just can't get out from them...

I haven really ironed the back down properly... Sorry for the wrinkles. Yup I have a bit of hunchback problem as well. And the back bodice is a bit too long for me.

Got my hubby to help me snap this pic...

My first blind hem hand stitching! You can't c the stitches from the front at all.

And even blind hem stitching for the lining too! One question: Did I do the hemming of the lining correctly? Should it be turn inwards like the outer skirt or like this as shown in pic?

Perfect matching at the first try of invisible zipper insertion! So happy that no unpicking is needed. Yay:)


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