This is my third adventure with the Cambie pattern. My first attempt was a red and white spot number. It was quite a nice dress, but the fit was a bit disappointing because it was a bit big. And the pattern was totally lined so it's hard to make adjustments once that's all in. My second Cambie was the A-line skirt version. That turned out quite well as a Christmas party dress. I bought this beautiful fabric at Joann Fabrics in Seattle on my holidays last year. As soon as I saw this cotton sateen I knew that it was coming home with me to the Land of Aus. So I present, my tropical Cambie.
My line of pineapples on the skirt seem to be quite straight at the back, but for some reason they are on an angle at the front. I don't think it's that noticeable given all that's going on with the pattern of the fabric.
The sweetheart neckline does roll out a little bit, even with understiching. I probably could have bought the sleeves a little closer in and maybe it would sit completely flat
I was completely chuffed with my finished product as I'm quite the devotee of anything pineapple themed. Though the dress only got one comment when I wore it to work. I was suprised, at the very least I'd call it eye catching. Not your usual old boring office attire and mass produced yawn fest of frocks produced by a lot of retailers.
I'm so happy to have something else in my wardrobe that reminds me of a lovely holiday. If you are even in Seattle go to the beautiful suburb of Queen Anne and check out Joann Fabrics.