Want to Sew a Button-Front Cambie Dress?

button front cambie dress

Want to sew a Cambie Dress with buttons down the front? I’ve written a tutorial for the Sew, Mama, Sew blog for the Super Online Sewing Match contest – check it out! It’s a bit of work to adjust the pattern, but it’s a neat variation for this dress pattern. Why not switch out the zipper for buttons down the front?

Check out the tutorial, and more photos, here!

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32 Responses to Want to Sew a Button-Front Cambie Dress?

  1. Michelle Perry August 29, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    Oh for sure! That is very cute.

  2. Jessica August 29, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    So adorable! Might have to make another Cambie… ;)

  3. Rachel August 29, 2013 at 9:52 am #

    Well, I didn’t want to sew a button front Cambie, but now I sure do – that is adorable!

    • Tasia August 30, 2013 at 9:42 am #

      Haha, I know eh? It’s not something you might have considered, but now if you feel like it, the steps are laid out for you!

  4. Colleen August 29, 2013 at 10:22 am #

    Thanks, Tasha! The one I made for my daughter (to copy a Modcloth dress) came out really great with your help!

  5. Colleen August 29, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    OMG!!!!!! I just saw the link where you gave me the credit! I feel like a movie star!

    • Tasia August 30, 2013 at 9:41 am #

      Awesome! Glad you don’t mind me taking your idea and turning it into a post and of course, I can’t take credit for an idea that wasn’t mine!

  6. Angela Wicentowich August 29, 2013 at 10:35 am #

    This is a fantastic variation! I think I may have to make it.

  7. Rachael-Lynn August 29, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    Love the button front version!!! I may just have to make mine this way…when I finally get around to making my Cambie. This girl has too many projects in her queue!! :)

    • Tasia August 30, 2013 at 9:40 am #

      Don’t we all! Often when I finish something I think ‘I could use two more of these!’ So many ideas, so little time!

  8. Diane @ Vintage Zest August 29, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    I love this! Perfectly clear instructions, and what a pretty result!

  9. Alice August 29, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    Ooh, this is a great idea! I bought Cambie when it came out, but then I found out I was pregnant and STiLL haven’t actually made it up because I wouldn’t be able to breastfeed while wearing it, but I love the pattern. A button front Cambie would be perfect!

    • Tasia August 30, 2013 at 9:39 am #

      Ah, that would make sense! I don’t know much about what clothing works for breastfeeding, but it seems like it would work.

  10. Miss Crayola Creepy August 29, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    In love!!!!

  11. Susanne August 29, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    Haha, I was about to write the EXACT same thing as Alice! Samesies.

  12. sewcharleston August 29, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

    I LOOOOOOVE this! Must try!

  13. Stephani August 29, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    Adorbs!!! Don’t think I’ll try it because I’m not a huge fan of buttons down my front, but it’s totally cute!

    • Tasia August 30, 2013 at 9:38 am #

      Thanks! Yeah, I can see it not being for everyone – or for every fabric. You have to want an opening down your centre front – but it is nice not to have a zipper up the back. Nothing to rub against your back when you lean in a chair!

  14. The Nerdy Seamstress August 29, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    I love this version! It’s been in my queue for a while, but after seeing this version, I think it’s going to move up in the queue!

    • Tasia August 30, 2013 at 9:37 am #


  15. Chantal August 29, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    This is so cute! I love button front dresses. My next Cambie will definitely be a button-up :) Thanks for the tutorial!

    • Tasia August 30, 2013 at 9:37 am #

      Thanks Chantal! Glad you like the idea!

  16. Marie August 29, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    Oh, I love this idea so much! Off to check out the tutorial and pin it for later use ;o)

    • Tasia August 30, 2013 at 9:37 am #

      Awesome! So glad you like it!

  17. Ellie August 29, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    love it!!

  18. Suzie August 30, 2013 at 2:27 am #

    I said this on the Sew Mama Sew post, but I have to say it again – I LOVE this variation! It is honestly so so soooooo good. I’ve just made the Cambie (on my blog at the mo!) and I have to say it is perhaps one of my favourite patterns to ever make. Your drafting is always perfect and your instructions are a dream to follow – thank you Tasia.

    I think a button front Cambie may be in my future….. ;)

    • Tasia August 30, 2013 at 9:36 am #

      Thanks Suzie! I love your version, it’s gorgeous!! Your photos are so pretty. So glad you enjoyed making the pattern!

  19. Pauline August 30, 2013 at 5:07 am #

    Oh, that’s so cute! That sure is a great variation! I should try it out soon…

  20. Shannon August 31, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    I love this! I think I’ll have to make another Cambie… I recently finished my second (which is on my blog, if you want to take a look), and I love both of them! It’s such a great pattern. I’ll be making many more!

    • Tasia August 31, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

      Love your Cambie dress! You’d never know it was a bedsheet if you didn’t say so. It’s gorgeous!

  21. Angela September 5, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    I am IN LOVE with this dress!!! I don’t suppose you have a big sale coming up? :)


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