Yay for Girly Dresses!

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I've been on a bit of an uncharacteristic productivity streak lately and this is so far my favorite finished garment of the 10 (yes 10! can you believe it?) items I've made in the last 2ish weeks. It's a Cambie!!!

I've noticed lately that I don't really make "girly" clothing. Or at least I don't feel "girly" wearing the things I make. Sexy? Maybe. Cute? Yes. Business-lady like? Definitely. But not really girly. This dress makes me feel girly in the best way. Like I should be twirling or having a tea party. I think it is entirely to do with the sweetheart neckline and cap sleeves. Girly to the max.

Also, can we talk about the brilliance of Sewaholic Patterns fit? I'm a girl who doesn't usually make a ton of fitting adjustments. Overall most patterns fit me well enough (I know that's obnoxious), and I'm definitely not patient enough to worry about small fitting issues, so they're usually ignored. However, every time I've make a Sewaholic pattern it fits perfectly. Perfectly. Like, I put on the garment and think "this is how clothes should feel!" So props to Tasia for that. I'm hoping the streak continues with her new pants/shorts pattern.


I've had this fabric from Fabricmart for ages. I think my original intent was to make a sheath dress but in reality, the fabric is a thin, soft cotton lawn, so I don't think it would look right with the structure of a sheath. I wanted to rock the full skirted version but I didn't have enough fabric, so I used the A-line view. Maybe it's better. If I added a full skirt it might be a girly overload...

It's sort of bothering me now that those flowers don't match up...
I also lined it with a super soft, thin white cotton lawn, so this dress is cool as a cucumber to wear. Which is not something I often say about lined dresses in Texas summers. PS It's supposed to be 110 degrees today. Yikes.


I'm becoming a spoiled brat when it comes to pockets. Every dress should have them!
I first made/wore this dress for my sweet future nephew Cade's baby dedication last Saturday. Then I wore it to my 2nd day of work at the new job. The first day I wore a pencil skirt and blazer. Very business-lady. Then I switched it up and had a girly day. I like to keep people guessing...

Here's the dress in action with my future sister-in-law (and the mom of baby Cade. Yes, she had a baby not that long ago and she looks awesome. I'm sure that will not be the case for me) and my future cousin-in-law with her sweet baby.

I finally got around to taking pictures of almost everything else I've made recently, so hopefully this week will be full of new clothes to show you! Or should I hold off so I have things to post about when this productivity streak inevitabley ends?

Happy Monday!

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Rebecca
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June 25, 2012 at 12:59 PM delete

That fabric is gorgeous! It works perfectly for that dress with just the right amount of girly-ness. :]

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Dibs
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June 25, 2012 at 2:10 PM delete

I am suffering from fabric envy right now so I can't bring myself to say anything other than "I WANT THAT FABRIC"........right, that said, I LOVE your dress. The colours of the fabric are so cute.

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liza jane
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June 25, 2012 at 4:10 PM delete

So very pretty. The sweetheart neckline is just perfect. Ack, I'm going to have to get that pattern.

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Amanda
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June 25, 2012 at 4:56 PM delete

This is so cute! I love the fabric and the cut is very flattering. Props for keeping them guessing at work!

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gingermakes
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June 25, 2012 at 8:57 PM delete

SUPER cute! You look adorable! It's so sweet!

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June 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM delete

my fav cambia dress.. love how subtle and chic it looks

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Meg the Grand
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July 2, 2012 at 4:22 PM delete

Stunning!!! Love that fabric on you, and it works perfectly as a Cambie dress!

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