The Pattern: Sewaholic Cambie View A

Size and Alterations: Size 14 at the shoulders grading to 16 at the waist and hips. 1 1/2 inch full bust adjustment which added side-seam bust darts.

The Fabric: Cotton Sateen purchased over a year ago on Goldhawk road. Oh yes, the magical meet-up fabric finally made it out of the stash!

Time to Make: This was much quicker than I anticipated despite having 20 darts to sew once I’d added the FBA. All up about 4 and a half hours excluding cutting it out. Though I must give a shout-out to Jen’s chaining tutorial at Grainline – serious game changer people!


Favourite Features: Too many to choose from! The pockets are genius – though I would recommend reinforcing the stitching at the top and side edges, if you’re like me and always keep your hands in them. The fabric was a dream – sturdy and dependable making it easy to sew. Also, one of the things Tasia’s patterns always excel at – neat tricks for finishing the inside as nicely as the outside.


Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes: I think I could have started with a size 12 at the shoulders as they are a little big and the top of the sweet heart neckline gapes. I really like the look of Tasia’s samples and I think this would make the difference.


First worn: Quarter Brief work function

Repeatability: For sure.

21 thoughts on “sewaholic-cambieliscious-expialidocious”

  1. I adore this on you! The colours look beautiful and the fit is pretty amazing, although you probably are right about downsizing the top of the bodice a little? I can see that dress being worn a lot!

  2. Really pretty. I made the same changes to the neckline that you’re suggesting after my muslin.
    I agree that one of the strengths of Tasia’s patterns are the neat tricks and beautiful finishing. I almost always come away feeling that I’ve learned something new when I work with her patterns.

  3. I LOVE this! It looks phenomenal. Great fabric choice and well fitted. I’ve been trying not to buy more patterns right now and you are not helping with showing off this great dress :)

  4. You are looking fabulous, it’s great to have you back in my reader! :) I love that colour on you and it looks great with the blazer as well. I really must think about getting this pattern, there are so many amazing versions out there now.

  5. The cambie dress looks lovely on you. I found your website through searching for ‘FBA cambie sewaholic’. Would you mind sharing a bit more about how you did the FBA? I’m still in the muslin phase, so now is my chance to make the alterations :)

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