Cashmerette Patterns Pembroke Dress

I’m in love with my new Pembroke dress! It’s the first time I’ve used a Cashmerette pattern and I’m really impressed. This pattern is nice and easy to construct – it’s as simple as a t-shirt with the addition of waist ties sewn into the side seam.


I made a size 12 with a bust size of D and made zero adjustments to the pattern. Next time I will add a small swayback adjustment to the pattern. Cashmerette has lots of options for smaller and bigger busted ladies. The pattern also has a full bicep adjustment built in. I sewed the whole garment on the overlocker and cover-stitched the hem.



I’ve gained so much more confidence with my body in the last year. Last year I wrote about my feelings when wearing the Nettie Dress. This year I’ve been embracing my belly and curves and have been wearing more figure-hugging garments. 


This dress makes me feel confident in my skin. I love knit garments in my work wardrobe they still look fabulous at the end of the day and after being shoved in my gym bag.

The fabric for this dress is cotton spandex which I picked up from Drapers Fabrics remnant sale. I purchased two pieces as they only had short lengths. There is a seam around the waistline because of this.


I definitely want to try more Cashmerette patterns in the future. It’s so empowering to see women who look like you wearing fabulous clothes and feeling wonderful in their own skin.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. loveslicorice says:

    I LOVE this! I’m a long time lurker but have had to come out from the shadows to comment. You look so confident! I’m an advanced beginner sewist but I think I could manage this and and am now off to investigate the pattern. Thanks!


    1. Long time lurker – love it! thank you for lurking and for breaking the silence with this lovely comment. Advanced beginner sewist you’ll be able to tackle this no sweat! 🙂 My friend Jess has been learning to sew and this dress was her third project. You’ve got this !


  2. Janet Wilkin says:

    Another lurker here. I love this dress on you, you look stylish and classy. I might even have to buy the pattern and try it, although I do have a history of failure with stretch fabrics.


    1. Hi Janet thanks for leaving me a comment! It makes my day 🙂 Stretch fabrics can be tricky especially when you first launder them I always do my best to avoid using clothes pegs to prevent permanent nipples on the fabric – hopefully you know what I mean! I really like this pattern I haven’t worn the dress much yet but I will! The pattern is fab and so fast to make.


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