I got this sushi quilting cotton over a year ago, knowing I was going to one day make a Cambie. Life took over and I only recently started making Cambies. One day I swear I’m making some bodice alterations but it’s good for now. (I’d lower the bust apex, shorten the front and back by a skant 1/4-1/2″ and possible take in the darts in the front.) Till then, let me show you my second Cambie- a nod to my favorite T.V. show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (Here’s my first Cambie in case you missed it.)
If you know the show, you know what I’m about to quote:
It’s from Season 4, Ep 14. Not my absolutely favorite episode or season, being very Riley centered but with Buffy, there’s always something good in (most) all episodes. So, when I saw the sushi quilting cotton, I knew I wanted to make a yummy sushi dress, even if the print was different from the pjs on the show.
I had to use a black pleather for the bodice- another Buffy nod, since they put her in leather pants and jackets more and more as the show progresses.
I hemmed the skirt 4.5″ and I like the length a lot. The bodice and skirt are lined but unlike my first Cambie, this one doesn’t have a lined (only interfaced) waistband. The bodice lining is a rayon blend, very slinky, while the skirt lining is a stiffer Siri sew-in shirting interfacing. I thought I was getting a lighter weight interfacing but this turned out perfect for the look I was going for with this skirt. I was already using a quilting cotton, which is by nature less drapey. Emma One Sock has more of it, if you want some. I like how stiff it is right now, making for more of a poofy petticoat-like lining.
I’ve asked before, but I’ll ask again…any Buffy fans reading this? For those of you who are already Buffy fans, enjoy some BtVS on me tonight.
A shout to Montana of Montana Designs who urged me to take pictures when I didn’t think I had the energy to do it! Thanks, lovely.