The lead role

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So, I gave Pauline Alice’s Cami Pattern another try recently. Last time I made it, something mysterious happened and the dress, which I had so carefully muslined, turned out far too small. This time it’s too big. I’m not quite sure how that happened either, but I really like the more casual feel it gives the dress, which I think will give it more of a lead role in my wardrobe rather than just having cami-o appearances. Pah ha ha – ok you can stop judging me for using the same awful joke twice!

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There isn’t much to say about the construction of this as it’s all covered in Pauline’s detailed sew along. Pretty much the only thing I changed was to add a lining. To do this I just made up the bodice pieces in lining fabric as well and then I sewed the bodice and the lining fabric together at the raw edges of the neck, armhole and centre front. Once I’d done that I just treated the whole thing as one piece to attach the collar, sleeves and button placket to.

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I wore this dress on Friday, when I was also fortunate enough to meet the lovely Roisin of Dolly Clacket fame. We explored Cardiff’s nod to fabric shops, got interviewed about our secret skills (?!) and made a pact not to be crazy internet psychos. It was all good!

Pretty Purchases

Pretty Purchases


Thank you New Look pattern sale

Thank you New Look pattern sale

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