A Cambie Wedding Dress!

While I’m showcasing some of the amazing things people have made with Sewaholic Patterns, I had to include this one – a Cambie Wedding Dress!

cambie wedding dress

This beautiful dress was sewn and worn by Gemini for her wedding last year. Isn’t it striking? I love the bright purple colour, if you’re going to be non-traditional why not pick an amazing colour like purple?

gorgeous cambie as a wedding dress

Click here to see more photos on her blog and to read about how she decided on her wedding dress. I like this second photo, she looks so relaxed! That’s what a good dress can do for you. (Plus, imagine the practicality of having a wedding dress with pockets in it – brilliant!)

I’m so flattered that a pattern I designed was chosen to be part of her special day. I design patterns thinking that you guys might like them, I always design things that I would want to wear myself, but never in my wildest dreams did I think that people would choose my pattern for something as important as a wedding dress. The Cambie is more versatile than I ever dreamed it could be!

(I know there is at least one other wedding Cambie planned – hello Becky! You can see a bit of it here but the dress hasn’t had its final reveal yet.)

Thanks Gemini for letting me share your photos! Congratulations and best wishes for the start of your new married life!

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21 Responses to A Cambie Wedding Dress!

  1. Carolyn April 19, 2013 at 7:46 am #

    What a fantastic compliment to you and your pattern! And she looks gorgeous in it!

  2. Susan April 19, 2013 at 7:59 am #

    Nice! My SIL also wore purple when she married my brother. Looks like Gemini had a beautiful wedding.

  3. O! Jolly! April 19, 2013 at 8:01 am #

    I love non-traditional wedding fashion. The bride and the dress are absolutely beautiful!! Congratulations to all. :)

  4. Claire April 19, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    I am not very surprised to see wedding Cambie dress since this dress is gorgeous! :) There is a huge potential with that pattern and funny, I thought if I had to get married now (I got married 3 years ago and knew nothing about sewing), I would do a Cambie dress with lacey stripes, I can totally see it!

  5. Erin April 19, 2013 at 8:54 am #

    Thanks for sharing! I love her dress. The Cambie is an amazing pattern. I engaged and I’ve been looking at dresses lately. My top choice is using version B and lengthening it to be floor length! Tasia, your patterns are amazing! Thanks for thinking about those of us that are pear shaped!

  6. Elisha April 19, 2013 at 11:15 am #

    I saw a bridesmaid cambie on one blog, I’ll have to check my blogroll to see if I could find it, she doesn’t blog very often, but she had a gorgeous wedding.

  7. Kelly April 19, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    That’s so beautiful! Cambie makes a great wedding dress. I’ve been informed that I need a gown (like, an honest to goodness, floor-length gown), for a work event in September, and Cambie is on the short list! These fancy versions are providing great inspiration.

  8. Becky April 19, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    Thanks for the shout-out, Tasia! I’ll be sure to let you know when the final reveal pics are up!

  9. Gayle April 19, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    My daughter will be married in August & I have been searching a mother-of-the- bride dress. The Cambie dress is so beautiful & flattering–I think i found my dress!

  10. Toni-Maree April 19, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    There is another Cambie wedding dress in the works Tasia. Another non-traditional one, a muted blue lace over a grey duchess satin. :)
    Wedding date is June 1st and I will most certainly be letting you know also. It just shows how amazing your patterns are!

  11. Virginia April 19, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    She looks amazing! Dresses can look really different depending on the fabric choice, can’t they?

  12. Pamela @ Johnny Mango Seed April 19, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

    What an honor, Tasia! Sewing helps us express ourselves, often at financial savings, and you gave her that gift [she got some awesome shoes!].

    I did something similar for my wedding dress…I grew up in India so I made my wedding dress out of an Indian wedding saree [see a pic at http://www.johnnymangoseed.com/blogs/johnny-mango-seed-blog/6020570-the-joy-of-sewing-empowering%5D. It was during the super-pouf era of wedding dresses, which I didn’t want, so I used a Vogue evening gown pattern. Only wedding dress like it!

    Awesome share.


  13. Monica April 19, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

    So gorgeous! I made my wedding dress (not a Cambie, this was before I found your blog) but it had pockets. The pockets were by far the best part!

  14. Lucy April 20, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    I used the Cambie as my bridesmaid’s dress a couple of months ago – sadly, not quite so successfully as this. It was okay, but the challenges of fitting someone who lives 500km away are many.

  15. Gemini April 20, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    Thank you for the kind words, Tasia and commenters! I was so happy with my dress on that day.

  16. Rachel April 20, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    Gemini’s dress is beautiful.

    One of my friends made a Cambie as a bridesmaids dress for a wedding at the beginning of the year, she added a horizontal seam to the back bodice and made an illusion type neckline in lace, it was beautiful!

  17. crystalpleats April 21, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    Beautiful dress. I think its an extra special comment to your pattern to be used as a wedding dress. I am realizing what a flattering dress pattern this is.

  18. Les Mademoiselles April 23, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    Nice color! Love this pattern! I also made two Cambie dresses as wedding dresses for two different girls who wanted something else (but there’s only one on my blog).
    And I have to admit: if I marry one day, I know now already that the Cambie pattern will be the base for my own wedding dress :-)

  19. Nothy April 28, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    First of all, what a beautiful bride. ANd I love her wedding dress! It really is a tribute to your pattern that she chose it (and a tribute to her good sense that she made her dress, she chose this pattern and she veered away from traditional white!).


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