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Camí Dresses – Part 2

by Pauline Alice
Here is the 2nd part of the Camí dresses made by the pattern testers (and one very fast-sewing buyer). It’s so great to see the different styles everyone of them chose according to her personality. I hope they will inspire you to make your own Camí dress!


cami-dresses-part-2-1Isa from Onlylola made such a cute version: navy fabric with small white polka dots and red buttons! Hello Sailor! Isn’t she beautiful?


cami-dresses-part-2-2Lisa’s version is more classic in a blue cotton (go see the fabric detail on her blog Small Things, there are some little textured dots on the fabric: so pretty!). She was brave enough to test the 3/4 long sleeve version with cuffs and she made a wonderful job!
cami-dresses-part-2-3I think gingham was a perfect match for the Camí dress as Adrienne also used this fabric! But her’s blue! You can see her beautiful dress on her blog All Style and All Substance.


cami-dresses-part-2-4I thought I would also show you Inge’s version. She bought the pattern at the beginning of last week and posted the results on twitter 2 days ago. How fast does she sew? And how cute is she? I love how she made a classic black dress but used green buttons and green topstitching to brighten it! Check out her blog for more pictures.
I have been taking pictures of the sewing steps of the Camí dress. I am planning on making a step-by-step tutorial with photos so that anyone who purchased the pattern can follow the instructions and the blog tutorial for extra information. And it might also reassure some of you about the techniques involved (shirt collar, cuffs, button placket…). I hope it will be useful!
And right now I am drafting and making muslins for the red jacket and dress I am making for my cousin’s wedding (less than a month now, I should hurry). The jacket is starting to look nice.
Have a nice week!


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Sonia Fonseca 10 September, 2013 - 7:54 pm

Pauline que desfile tan impresionante de vestidos cami! !!.
A cada cual mas bonito! !.
Que bien!!!

Pauline Guillet 11 September, 2013 - 9:48 am

¡Es que habéis hecho un trabajo espectacular todas!

onlylola 10 September, 2013 - 9:02 pm

Cada vez me enamoro más de este vestido!la version de Inge preciosa!!un besitooooo

Pauline Guillet 11 September, 2013 - 9:49 am

¡Me alegro Isa! Gracias por participar 🙂

SanPini 10 September, 2013 - 10:01 pm

Muy bonito, un patrón genial me gustan todos (los de las tester y los dos tuyos también); ya se ve que favorece a todo tipo de figuras.

Pauline Guillet 11 September, 2013 - 9:52 am

¡Gracias! Pues si, creo que favorece y hay mil maneras de complementarlo o customizarlo (cambiando la falda, las mangas, el cuello…). Han hecho un gran trabajo…

Brahdelt 11 September, 2013 - 8:54 am

I love the first version, with the red buttons, great idea!
It must be a great feeling to see your pattern emerge here and there, in different colour and fabric versions. *^v^*

Pauline Guillet 11 September, 2013 - 9:56 am

It's a wonderful feeling to see the reception of the pattern! I mean, I'm no Colette or Sewaholic but if I can get there one day even if it takes years and years of work (and it will), I'll be so happy and grateful!

Kirsty 15 September, 2013 - 12:30 am

Hi Pauline. The pattern is lovely. I am really looking forward to the tutorials as I am now stuck on putting on the collar, so a step by step guide will be great.

Pauline Guillet 15 September, 2013 - 8:57 pm

Hi Kirsty! I am preparing the step-by-step tutorial for the beginning of next week. But if you need some advice before, I made a shirt dress tutorial that can help you a few weeks ago (August 22nd -How to sew a shirt collar : https://www.paulinealice.com/2013/08/how-to-sew-shirt-collar.html). Good luck!

Kirsty 15 September, 2013 - 9:10 pm

this is helpful! Thankyou!! Although for some reason my undercollar and neck pieces didn't match on my muslin. I will have to double check that when I cut out the real piece.

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