The Camber Dress finished and here´s the details:
Camber Dress by Merchant and Mills
neckline 1cm/ 3/8″ smaller
sleeves 2,5cm/ 1″ longer
hemline 7,5cm / 3″ higher
The fabric is also by Merchant and Mills. It´s lovely linen waffle. I made the yoke lining in contrasting black cotton voilé because I wanted to reduce bulk. this dress was so easy and effortless to put together. Every step was a breeze and only made it better. I had my plans clearly laid out with this one and it really paid off. The pattern itself is very nice to begin with.
And here´s the Tee version as well. They have very different look to each other but in fact are both very usable and go well with my other clothes. The tee has just the right amount of fit and comfort; it looks polished but feels very casual.
The perfection of this pattern lies in it´s details. The yoke construction is just genious because it hides all the seams and finishes the backside of neckline that might show. Merchant and Mills teaches to sew the bias tape a little bit differently than I have come across but it yields easily perfect (and flat) results. I had it wrong in my Bantam (which I haven´t shown by the way…) but this time I read the instructions better and got hang of it. The bias-taped front neckline is another feature I first judged too much but now wouldn´t leave out. And the side darts worked very well too, no alterations needed.
All in all, making these Cambers was very gratifying and fun. I wish sewing wouldn´t be so quick because I value my time of making things in itself. Also I hope to keep my wardrobe compact. I have huge gaps in my summer wardrobe though but I assume it will take some time to make up my mind what I will sew next.
Thank you for all the nice comments on previous posts & have a nice weekend!