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Rainy day with Cami-dress

By kk-
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Pauline Alice has a wonderful retro-inspired patterns but the only one I have attempted is the Cami dress. It has the full skirt in the style of 1950s and a high waist. There are two sleeve variations, a short sleeved version and a 3/4 sleeve with a turned cuff. The latter works better for the autumn/winter dress but for this summer dress I chose the simple short sleeve. I particularly like the shape of the shirt collar. Often I feel that the collars are drafted a bit too big for me, but this is just perfect.

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The length of the skirt comes a couple of inches above the knee, so it might be short for some people. I regret that I did not cut any extra for the skirt since for an everyday look I’d rather wear a knee-length skirt.

From the back the dress is quite basic. Excuse me about my weird hair – I promised my daughter that she could do my hair for the photos and she missed some when she tried to braid my slippery hair.

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The fabric is cotton lawn (cambric) by Atelier Brunette. The colour is just lovely: light blue (tinting towards turquoise) with diagonal check pattern in white. The fabric is very thin and soft but opaque enough that I did not need to line the dress.

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Today there has been some showers so the backdrop suits the day well. This time, however, I got to enjoy the rain since I’ve been doing a lot of gardening and there is even a new lawn that requires a lot of water for it to grow proper roots. Thanks for reading and subscribe if you like these posts!

3 Comments

  1. Ann T

    Your dress is adorable on you in every way, including the length. However, if you really want to make it longer, you might consider adding a hem facing.

    27 . May . 2017
    • kk

      No, I think It’s fine. I have longer dresses when I need one and can always wear shorts underneath on windy days! But thanks for the tip!

      27 . May . 2017
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