Cambie Dress by Scruffy Badger

I’m excited to share more Cambie Dresses, made by talented pattern testers before the pattern release!

This way you can see what the dress looks like on people other than me, in a variety of fabrics and colours. I don’t know about you, but I’m sometimes biased by the garment in the photographs of pattern covers. Whether it’s the colour I’m drawn to (or put off by) or the print, or the styling, often we’re affected by the photograph well before we check out the technical drawing. This way, you can see many, many dresses, all of them fantastic and completely different!

Scruffy Badger made not only one dress, but two dresses during pattern testing! Both turned out beautifully. Here’s her version of View A:

And here’s her version of View B.

What I love is that each dress looks unique enough so it’s not obvious that it’s the exact same pattern! And I love the rick rack detailing on her A-line version. She’s inserted it like piping into the seams so just the edge peeks out.  (You could use this tutorial – Inserting Lace Into Seams – as a starting point, using rick rack instead of lace. Or use lace, that would look lovely too!)

See more on her blog, Scruffy Badger Time – and check out her many versions of the Renfrew Top! Here’s one with florals, and here is an entertaining series of Renfrew tops modelled with wigs. (Called the Renfrew Wig Awards! Hilarious. Sewing isn’t always a serious matter, sometimes we have fun with it!)

Which dress is your favourite?

See more Cambie Dresses here!

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15 Responses to Cambie Dress by Scruffy Badger

  1. Sassy T May 8, 2012 at 6:43 am #

    They are both very pretty, so cannot choose.

  2. Marie May 8, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    I honestly don’t think I could love this pattern any more…I cannot wait to get my hands on it Tasia! Thanks for creating something this beautiful for us ;o)

  3. Candydawn May 8, 2012 at 7:41 am #

    I love the rick-rack! I have never thought of inserting into a seam so only one bumpy edge shows. Can’t wait to try it. It looks like it was inserted in such a way to create a scalloped edge…. Is that true or just the photo playing tricks on me?

  4. Jessica May 8, 2012 at 7:54 am #

    I don’t think I can choose either! Both versions are simply spectacular- love the detailing on the a-line version, but also love the print on the full-skirted version. Adorable, beautiful work!

  5. Samina May 8, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    Love the pattern & just ordered it this morning! The rick-rack is lovely – I’ll have to think about that for my version.

  6. Ginger May 8, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    I love both of these so much! Winnie did such a great job!

  7. scruffy badger May 8, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    Thank you tasia, It’s so kind of you to show my versions. I am seriously in love with the cambie dress, and it was a great experience being a tester.
    And with regards the Rick rack, candydawn, it does appear like Scallops, I’m rather hooked on it!!

  8. Christine May 8, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    Tasia I love this new dress pattern! Especially with the full skirt, it’s so me! Can’t wait to get it in the shop and make one up for myself! Totally adorable! And you know what I especially like? I’ve seen bodices like this before with the sleeves gathered, but then they were treated like straps and then they just fall down all the time! But you having the front be like straps and the back as a solid piece will have them look like straps on the front, but they will stay up!!! Well done!

  9. Dee May 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    very nice i like the blue flowers

  10. Nothy Lane May 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    I can’t wait to get my pattern! I love the blue polka dot one above. I think I have to stay with an A-line skirt thought. I love the idea of inserting lace into the seams. It will be a lot of fun adding to this pattern with embellishments. ANd I love that there are pockets. Pockets are very important to working women! I can’t figure out why every pattern doesn;t have pockets!

  11. Neeno May 8, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    So, so PRETTY!!!!

  12. Nicole May 8, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    This is the first time I have ever seen rick rack used in a way that I like! It is absolutely gorgeous and I didn’t recognise it at first. Wonderful pattern, and beautiful versions Scruffy Badger. I’m convinced :-)

  13. Michelle W May 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    A-MAZ-ING! So in love with this pattern and Scruffy Badger, great job, both dresses are gorgeous and look great on you. (Love the funky hair too :)!)

  14. LLBB May 8, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

    If you are forcing me to choose I will say polka dots :)
    I think mostly just bc the a-line version is the one I want to sew first … that is, if I can ever decide on fabric….

  15. Caffy aka Bundana May 14, 2012 at 1:26 am #

    They are both GORGEOUS!!! Wow!!! I can’t wait to give it a go! I just adore the polka dots with the flower, simply ME written all over it