Going to the Fair in a Cambie

I had a stand at a big craft fair at the weekend – the largest I’ve done, with over 100 different makers. I was pretty nervous, but my new Cambie dress helped me feel more confident! (That sounds like a really cheesy advert, but it did.)

Early morning – setting up

The fabric is a polka dot cotton with a slight sheen, and I lined it with silk/cotton lining fabric from here.  Next time I make this dress I’ll shorten the bodice a bit.  It was folding over at the top, and I think a lower neckline is more flattering on me.  Very pleased with it though – it was comfortable and I felt smart and pulled together.

I shared a tent with the lovely Izabella – we are both wearing the jewellery she makes.

We had a fantastic pitch – Exeter Cathedral is in the background in this photo – and the sun came out, at last.  A very happy and successful couple of days!

You can see more of Izabella’s jewellery here.

9 thoughts on “Going to the Fair in a Cambie

  1. Cute dress! I’ve been seeing this dress pattern all over Blogland and I love it every time. After seeing your post, I finally ordered it. I can’t wait. I have some beautiful fabric from a thrift store that will be perfect for this dress. I usually refashion, so this will be my first pattern sewing in quite awhile.
    Thanks for inspiring me!

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