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.

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

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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.

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  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 ! : )

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  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.

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  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.

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  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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