Becca’s Cambie Wedding Dress

Guess what? We have another Cambie wedding dress to show you! We’re super flattered that this pattern is being used in such a special way, and it’s not the first time! We’ve seen several Cambie wedding dresses out there, and they are all so lovely. Today we’d like to give you a peek at Becca’s wedding dress.


Becca and her husband Jon were married on a sunny day in Macclesfield, UK. Sounds idyllic doesn’t it?


In Becca’s own words:

“The main fabric is bamboo silk, which is really lovely and soft. I underlined the bodice (using the sewaholic tutorial) and lined the whole dress in the same fabric to give it a bit more body. I moved the zip to the side and handpicked this (again, using Tasia’s tutorial!) as I figured people would be looking at my back a lot! I also made the sleeves and top of the bodice back out of chiffon, as you can see in the picture of me at the cake table. I drafted a circle skirt for the skirt instead of the gathered one, as I just love the swishyness of them!”


I absolutely love her use of the chiffon. I also think that the idea of doing a circle skirt is really smart, and turned out so flattering. And isn’t that satin bow such an adorable touch? You know we love bows!

Thank you so much Becca for letting us share your wedding dress! We want to wish you all the best as you enter this wonderful new season of your life!

P.S. Toni also made an amazing non-traditional Cambie wedding dress! You can view her blog post here. Congratulations Toni!

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45 Responses to Becca’s Cambie Wedding Dress

  1. Fiona July 8, 2013 at 6:19 am #

    Wow!! That really is a gorgeous dress! I absolutely love the use of the chiffon and the circle skirt too, she looks beautiful in it

  2. Jenny July 8, 2013 at 6:47 am #

    It’s beautiful!!! She looks stunning and gorgeous!

  3. Bella July 8, 2013 at 6:55 am #

    Just lovely. A pretty wedding & amazing dress. Much happiness!

  4. Diane @ Vintage Zest July 8, 2013 at 7:00 am #

    It’s so sweet and charming! The lovely thing is that she looks so comfortable and happy in it too, which always makes for a beautiful bride. :)

  5. Loretta July 8, 2013 at 7:01 am #

    Wow, Toni is very talented and one really smart woman to sew her own dress (which looks gorgeous) and save THOUSANDS of dollars in doing so! I love simple weddings and I think spending $10,000 or more on one day is ludicrous. Thanks for sharing her photos!

  6. Jill July 8, 2013 at 7:14 am #

    Pretty!. I love the circle skirt. I’d like to learn how to draft one of these for this dress. So cute!

  7. Janey July 8, 2013 at 7:24 am #

    Ahh, that’s lovely! She looks fantastic in it. Such a brilliant dress pattern, I really need to improve my sewing skills so I can make a Cambie of my own!

  8. MrsSmith July 8, 2013 at 8:00 am #

    Beautiful, elegant, classic!

  9. Becky July 8, 2013 at 8:19 am #

    The sheer sleeves/upper back are lovely! As is the circle skirt–that’s a great variation idea!

  10. Pauline July 8, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    Wow, Becca’s dress is amazing! I love the chiffon and the circle skirt. And Toni’s dress is fabulous, that colour is die for!
    The Cambie dress is so versatile, that’s my favourite pattern: I already made three of them and I don’t think that’s the end of it…

  11. Ginger July 8, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    Absolutely lovely! This is such a sweet dress! Congrats, Becca!

  12. Sam July 8, 2013 at 9:14 am #

    What a simply beautiful dress. Stunning!

  13. Sherti July 8, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    Beautiful, Becca! You are a very talented lady! Best wishes!

  14. Trisha July 8, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    Congratulations, Becca! I love simple, elegant, beautiful wedding dresses like this. Looks like a great wedding!

  15. Lori July 8, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    Absolutely gorgeous wedding dress, Becca! Thank you for sharing this with us!! You are a beautiful bride and look absolutely elegant in your dress.

  16. Carol Joy July 8, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    I love those sleeves on the wedding dress, how delicate and romantic!

  17. To Boldly Sew July 8, 2013 at 11:50 am #

    Such a pretty dress! Congratulations!

  18. caroline July 8, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    Dress look gorgeous, I love the drape of the cloth.

  19. Fiona July 8, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    You look gorgeous!
    Anyone who manages to get the sun to shine so beautifully in Macclesfield is sure to have a happy marriage.
    Where did your fabric come from?

    • Becca July 8, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

      Thanks Fiona!

      The chiffon was from the Fancy Silk Store in Birmingham and I bought the silk online from an eco fabrics store based in Bristol. I think there are a few different online stores that stock it though.

  20. KookyKelly July 8, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    Love the chiffon! I could totally see that being done in lace too!

  21. Lisa Bunnage July 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    Sooooo cute.

  22. lisa d July 8, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    Simply beautiful. I agree with the earlier comment about there being no need to spend so much money on a wedding… This is one of the nicest wedding dresses I’ve seen in ages. An inspiration to make my own. Just need a groom :-)

    Congrats Becca. On your wedding day and gorgeous creation.

    Let us know if you have a blog we can follow :-)

    • Becca July 8, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

      Thanks for your lovely comments Lisa.

      I once had a blog but never found enough time to sew and write about it. So I’m just trying to stick with at least getting the sewing done for now! :-)

  23. Tiffany July 8, 2013 at 2:09 pm #


  24. Neeno - Sew Me Love July 8, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    So amazing, absolutely beautiful wedding dress!

  25. Susan - aka Knitters Delight July 8, 2013 at 3:45 pm #


  26. Lucy July 8, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    That is gorgeous. I love how the skirt drapes. It looks absolutely perfect!

  27. Mrs. Lucky July 8, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

    Just gorgeous! (Both the dress and the bride)

  28. Elise July 9, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    O that’s so funny: I am making a Cambie right now with exactly the same ‘adjustments’! With the same chiffon addition, the zipper to the side seam and a circle skirt!

    This one is so lovely! Well done Becca, you look gorgeous! (and cogratulations :)

  29. Nina July 9, 2013 at 3:33 am #

    Oh, congratulations on the sewing as well as the wedding, Becca! It’s so perfectly fitted and finished, and the circle skirt is a brilliant alteration. Nice to see a UK sew-er featured here too.

  30. Liz July 9, 2013 at 7:54 am #

    Wow, congratulations, Becca! Your dress is beautiful and you and your husband both look lovely! =)

  31. Fiona July 9, 2013 at 11:15 am #

    A beautiful bride and a lovely adaptation of the Cambie pattern!
    All good wishes to the newly weds.

  32. Margarita July 9, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    It is wonderful, i have to buy it right now!!!!! :o)

  33. Kelly July 9, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

    This is the most beautiful wedding dress, and it looks like it was an equally lovely wedding. I love the circle skirt with the Cambie bodice – so pretty and graceful!

  34. Suzi July 10, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    That’s just beautiful!!! Any chance Becca would do her circle skirt tutorial or provide instructions???

  35. Deb Koobakii July 10, 2013 at 7:51 pm #

    Congratulations to Becca on her wedding, and that dress, wow … she looks absolutely stunning, it perfectly compliments her slim figure, and she certainly knows how to piece fabrics and styles together, very admirable.

  36. M July 11, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    Very cute! I just got my Cambie in the mail this week I’m excited to make it! Thanks for sharing.

  37. Sewing Princess July 21, 2013 at 8:57 am #

    How beautiful. I really like the fabric she chose! It goes so nicely with the circle skirt and the bodice. The bodice fits her perfectly. Congratulations Becca!

  38. sarah July 18, 2014 at 2:16 am #

    question.. you say you made a circle skirt is it a full or half circle?

    • Becca October 3, 2014 at 1:54 am #

      Hi Sarah, just seen your message. The skirt was a full circle. Used a lot of fabric! Becca

  39. Amélie August 25, 2015 at 12:11 pm #

    This is absolutely lovely! I love your wedding style.

    So you used 3 layers of the same silk for the bodice? Only 2 for the skirt?

    And chiffon only on the back and sleeves?



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