Scallop Cambie

Firstly. Sorry about the dodgy selfies this week, The weather is crap and my camera doesn’t want to co operate.

This dress was originally planned for dresses week, but it just didn’t get there in the end. I’m so happy with how it turned out that I just wanted to share anyway.


The dress is a sewaholic cambie, and the pattern was originally purchased from sew squirrel.

This is my all time favourite dress pattern, this is my 4th cambie and i still have another 2 in the works, all just slightly different. I just love everything about it, it goes together easily and the zipper/lining insertion is just genius!



The fabric is Kokka scallop print in the most fabulous cotton sateen purchased from miss matatabi fabrics. As soon as I saw it I knew it was destined for a cambie. The lining is a white cotton poplin from my stash


There are only basic modifications made to this one, the bodice is shortened by 1 inch, and I omitted the gathering on the sleeve by cutting 4 of the lining piece instead. I used a self drafted 1/2 circle skirt for the lining to avoid un necessary bulk, and with the skirt itself I used 2x the width of fabric instead of the included pattern pieces (as I feel there is just too much fabric in it) and pleated instead of gathering the skirt.

And there it is my scallop cambie dress, this is possibly my favourite version yet, but I do say that every time I make another, and with another 2 in the works including a Frankenpattern and a remake for next months challenge (but more on those in the following weeks) my favourite is bound to change haha.


14 thoughts on “Scallop Cambie

  1. Really lovely Cambie, it works so well with the pleated skirt. I finished my second one yesterday! I think next time I’ll follow your tip of using a circle skirt for the lining, I’ve got a lot of fabric going on in my skirt!


    • I know what you mean about the skirt, there is so much fabric! And then add the same amount of lining and its huge and not very flattering (on me at least anyway). The circle skirt certainly helps reduce the bulk as does only using one back piece cut in half instead of 2. It just means the pockets are at the side seam instead of at the darts 😊


Comments are closed.