My second Camber Set shift dress was made for my holiday last summer. I used an amazing piece of fabric with a tropical panel print. As I had to lay and cut the dress pattern pieces across the width of the fabric instead of the length I used 120cm of fabric.
I used the same exposed zip featue but made the sleeves shorter, more like a cap sleeve. I finished of the edges of the sleeves with a contrasting turquoise binding and did the same with the hem and front neckline.
The lovely thing about this pattern, which I kept, is the back yoke and the way the back, front and yoke go together. You cut two yokes so the inside seams are all hidden and neat. ..so nice.
My tropical number had a plane black yoke and sleeves. In the front I made a small double pleat just under the bust to give a little shape. I secured with a few stitches. My picture doesn't really show this very well. I used the same darts in the back to loosley follow the curve of my back. Still leaving enough room to be able to wriggle into it ...and out again, hopefully on a warm day.
Well it's now two days off May day and we've been having icey winds and the odd hail storm, getting this number out seems along way off!
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