Pembroke Dress & Tunic
I made the Pembroke in a lovely soft bamboo knit; it gets so many compliments every time I wear it! Somehow, Cashmerette managed to elevate a simple t-shirt dress into something nicer, yet keep it easy to sew. This dress is perfect for videoconference calls in this work-from-home more casual than usual era, and when life returns to normal, it'll be a running errand, brunch with friends, grab-and-go casual nice garment. It was easy to sew, and not having to do an FBA is positively swoon-worthy! This was my first Cashmerette pattern, but it won't be my last - I'm actually in the process of laying out something else, and already planning a French terry version of the Pembroke, with long sleeves and the cowl (just not sure if it'll be the tunic or a dress, in this work from home world).
I found this pattern easy to use. I would have liked pockets on the pattern as a Mum generally needs a place to put stuff. I followed a pattern hack for another dress and added pockets. However, the most important part was the access for nursing and the overlay. They were great! I would make this again.
Sewed this pattern four times already, I love the look, very comfy! Easy and quick to sew. Perfect pattern, typically Cashmerette, 😊!
Just finished the Pembroke dress with short sleeves and scoop neck. I made a straight size 16 C-D with no modifications except shorter length. (Knee length looks better on me than midi. ) It fits very well - actually roomier than I expected. My only comment is that the neckband would have been better about an inch shorter to draw in the neckline a bit more. I used a hot pink Liverpool brocade, and the dress fills my need for a semi-formal cocktail dress. As in all the Cashmerette patterns I have made, the pattern is well-drafted and very quick and easy to sew. I really appreciate your excellent customer service!
What a refreshing experience! I picked a size based on my measurements, cut & sewed it exactly as designed, and IT FIT! I bought a couple more of Cashmerette's patterns afterward, and I'm actually excited to start making them, rather than anxious over what fitting nightmare awaits me. Thanks Jenny & crew for making patterns that keep the joy in sewing!