Well, hello there again, friends!
I’ve finally started photographing my backlog of projects. I actually haven’t been sewing
much at all this past week as I’ve been organizing and setting up my new sewing room. Yes, I changed rooms and houses, but still on my family’s ranch. I’ve been in my new sewing room since about May and little by little moving things in there, but I really didn’t have much time to spend on organizing and going through things until now. I’m so happy about how it’s coming together and will be sharing it with you sometime soon! 🙂
Anyway….. back to the dress!
This dress started out as Burda 6918. I put piping on the bodice and made a gathered skirt rather than the one from the pattern. I also wore it to a ballgame not long after I made it. A lot of people at the game commented on my dress, but I was just not enamored with the bodice, so I took the zip out and separated the bodice from the skirt and decided to frankenpattern it.
In came the Sewaholic Cambie. I’ve made the Cambie three times before, plus one for my MIL. I haven’t made one since last year, even though I’ve had fabric sitting in my sewing room waiting to be sewn into another one!
I used both the bodice and waistband from the Cambie pattern and the skirt from the previous dress is quite similar to the Cambie skirt as it’s a gathered rectangle with pockets, but this one is a little fuller and is gathered around the circumference of the skirt, whereas the Cambie skirt has some strategically placed gathering.
The Cambie pattern is graded up and has a swayback adjustment. I also pulled the sleeves forward a little more where they tuck into the neckline of the bodice in order to eliminate some gaping on my bust.
The fabric is Oakland A’s quilting weight cotton that I picked up from Joann’s. I was so excited to see that this came out and rushed to the nearest Joann’s that carried it as soon as it was released. They haven’t made this fabric for a while and the only A’s cotton fabric that I could find previously was OOP “rare” stuff people would sell on eBay for outrageous prices. Thank God I never bought any!
I wore this dress to the Oakland A’s Bark at the Park. This was our third year going with Doc (Border Collie) and Rollie (Boston Terrier). It was fun as usual, and thankfully not too hot that day as it had been in previous years. The above pic is about the only one of me in my dress. I had numerous people stop me and take photos of me and the dogs, so I guess this dress is a winner. I’m still waiting to see someone else at the ballpark in an A’s dress! Or any dress! I’m usually the only one wearing a skirt or dress when I go to games (football and basketball included). One of the A’s announcers said that a friend of hers made the Walkaway dress out of this fabric and showed me a pic, so I know I’m not alone! 🙂
I didn’t make Doc wear any clothing, but Rollie is wearing a repurposed A’s tee. It’s an adult’s tee that I cut up and made to fit him. It was pretty easy to cut up and make into a dog tee, but I don’t think Rollie liked being my model while I was trying to pin it to fit him. There were no pin pricking accidents and it fits him, so it was a success!
There’s Rollie with Mr. Hughes. He’s doing his “Elvis” impression. Other people say he looks drunk…..
Doc spent most of his time laying on the concrete. People didn’t know he was even there….
The rain came in and the whole entire stadium yelled and clapped. Rain for us drought-stricken Californians is like manna from Heaven. Literally. And then, like Californians, half the stadium (or more) left as they didn’t like being rained on…. we stayed until the middle of the ninth inning.
Well, baseball season is about over for the A’s, but I’ll be wearing this dress for many games to come. 🙂
- Dress: Sewaholic Cambie with fuller skirt in Oakland A’s quilting cotton, made by me
- Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens Peep Toe Super High
- Belt: Macy’s
- Earrings: Luxulite