Rainy day with Cami-dress


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.


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.


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.


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!


  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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