KISMET CAMBIE


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This is what is on my ironing board tonight, Sewaholic Cambie, view B.

After the grunge fest that was Colette Purple Haze’l, this is rather like eating icecream on a warm sunny afternoon. Yummy, delightful and old-fashioned fun.

I bought this rose fabric at Easter simply because it made me feel happy. Which is a perfectly sensible reason to buy fabric don’t you think?

I pictured it as a full-skirted summer dress. And then Cambie came along! Kismet!

I’m up to putting in the zipper, attaching the lining, finishing the straps, hemming… quite a bit really!

I’m really enjoying making this dress and hope the joy continues tomorrow. I have a plan for View A as well.

However I shall NOT wear my black cargo pants while sewing with white thread again (although my mum always told me if you were dirty it must mean you had been having fun).

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25 thoughts on “KISMET CAMBIE

    • It’s just a poplin from Spotlight, it’s lovely and smooth. I’ve lined it with cheesecloth of all things! However it feels lovely on and gives the skirt some real ‘oomph’.

      • Nice! Did you see spotlight have a 25% off voucher at the moment if you’re friends on facebook? I’m planning on getting thread but may end up with some of the lisette cotton lawn range for a cambie – or the colette patterns crepe.

        • I saw someone today with one of those and was wondering where she got it. Doh! There is a gorgeous Lisette small blue & white floral I’m dying to get but $14.99 a meter is off putting!
          When I was at Spotlight I picked up a lovely soft blue floral/holey fabric marked down to $6 and then half price today $3. Perfect for Cambie because of the lining!so I bought the rest of the bolt, 4m instead of the 2m I needed… oops.

    • Hi Beth, thanks, I’ve just laid out the pieces for View A and can’t wait to start. Finished View B yesterday. First time ive sewn with Sewaholic, I’m so impressed with her sizing and proportions – its like she snuck in one night and measured me.
      Thanks for the compliment about Hazel, I love to take advantage of design lines and play with fabric pattern placement – probably a hangover from my patchwork days.

  1. I have bought fabric for many more foolish reasons! It made me giggle, it made me think of Mrs slaghoople, it looked like a Muppet from a distance…..I could go on! Love the floral!

    • I love the fact that sewing provides an avenue to sew lovely clothes out of completely ridiculous fabrics, the world needs more joy and silliness I say. In fact I think we should launch a movement to deck out our world leaders in more appropriate work wear, they might make better choices in muppet wear!

  2. Your fabric is absolutely delicious!! Aah, ice cream on a summers day… I wish 🙂
    Thanks for your comment, and yes, definitely pack light for London. I hear Goldhawk Road is an absolute must-see ;))

    • I can hardly wait! I’m so excited I’m traveling by myself so I can really shop til I drop 🙂
      I adore this fabric, it feels delightful and suits the Cambie pattern so well. I was a complete tomboy growing up, rarely seen out of denim – sewing is definitely revealing my ‘girly’ side. I’m delighting in ‘froth & bubble’ at the moment.

  3. Hi! I first saw this pattern on your blog and I went over to Sewaholic and bought it a couple months ago. I just finally started cutting out the material for it yesterday! I thought you might be able to help me out since you loved making this. I have a 44″ wide fabric. For that, pieces 3 & 8 are laid out with the grain line perpendicular to the fold, so do I refold my material or do the grainlines on the pattern pieces NOT follow the grain?

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