Frocktober take 1

So, after trying to toss up how to “celebrate” Frocktober, I decided to copy A Vintage Belle’s idea of sewing up one new dress per week. One dress for the whole month wasn’t ambitious enough for me, and a couple of patterns caught my eye.

The first dress for the first week, is a Sewaholic Cambie.

This is the second time I’ve made this dress, and I had the shell completely done (including zip and hem!!) at the start of the year – it’s just taken this long to get around to buying and sewing up the lining.

I do have plans for another version too, in a linen with a tiny houndstooth pattern.


For more photos and details, please see my blog 🙂 – 10 followers today, hooray!!

My plans for the rest of the month include

  • Another Anna, this time in black polka-dot sateen
  • Butterick 5747, having been completely inspired by A Vintage Belle and Lilac’s and Lace (I’m such a copy cat) – just waiting to pinch a fellow WSBG’s pattern. I may make this in green sateen from my stash with a white-with-black-polka-dots collar.
  • I’m going to TRY and build the motivation to cut and sew a Colette Ceylon, though I don’t have any fabric in mind. This may get replaced by another dress if I get lazy later in the month – I know I’m going to need to make a muslin and I’m not sure if the style will actually suit me. I would also like to make the Colette Crepe, as I have plans for a blue silk version to wear to a wedding in February (copying THIS one)

16 thoughts on “Frocktober take 1

  1. Hello chicken!! Love the cambie, i think I’m officially breaking down and buying it. It is so flattering and I know I few people that SWEAR by this pattern as one of their favourites.


  2. i love your beautiful dress ! and the lining , yay !
    wishing you well on all your other lined up projects…
    I wish there were nicer words than covet and envy that mean the same thing , as right now I would love to have your wardrobe ! : )


  3. Make that 11 followers! Great Cambie, although I can’t believe you’re wearing it for chicken-wrangling! I am also in awe of your impressive sewing list. I can’t wait to see your October makes.


  4. Beautiful! I love the contrasting lining!Hmm…. that gives me ideas to get my yellow fix (love it, can’t wear it). The dress looks great on you, you must so happy with it.


  5. Very pretty, love the print! I see you already have your dresses for the rest of the month planned. I don’t! Oops :s Guess I’ll just wing it, not like I’m short of stuff to make! I like the idea of this dress in a houndstooth.


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