Cali Faye Basics dress

I’ve mentioned before that I feel that I only ever copy other people when it comes to sewing, rather than come up with my own ideas. This is probably another example of that.

I recently picked up quite a good stash of fabric from Pitt Trading. All were ex designer and most were Cue or Veronica Maine, which I think are the same company. This particular fabric is a rayon or viscose geometric-like print. Even though I had no idea what to make with it, I had to have it!

When Lisa from Tessuti made her recent Cali Faye Basics dress, I had my inspiration!


I really like the simplicity of this dress.It is comfortable and uncomplicated, just as I want my Summer days to be.:)


After initially attaching the skirt, I realised that the dress was just too blouson for me, so I removed the skirt, cut away some of the bodice length and reattached. Simple.


I love that the dress has a draw string waist so I can tighted or loosen it as needed, which was particularly important as this was my Christmas Day dress. So much turkey!
IMG_5030I also love the shaped hem.


Nothing on this dress is particularly groud breaking or special, but I think that simple works best sometimes.



If you are interested, this is what Cue did with the same fabric.


  • Fabric Epiphanies

    I like yours better than the Cue offering!

  • Lizzy

    Love this dress – excellent choice of pattern.
    I’ve got the original Cue dress as well – picked it up at a Cue outlet in Brisbane – it was the sample & I paid $130 for it – instead of the retail $340! I adore it & get lots of compliments in it – so I picked up the fabric when I saw it on the Pitt Trading feed. I do think the Pitt fabric is lighter. Mine feels more weighty, a denser crepe weave and more opaque. I’m still trying to figure out what to do with my 2.5m!

  • I might have said this on your IG feed but I love this, it’s been in my queue for months. I love the shape of the straps and scoop back – simple yes but doing simple perfectly isn’t easy! I’ll be taking a little blouson out of mine too I think.

  • Mrs. Smith

    So cute and casual!

  • Carolyn Norman

    I like what you did with the fabric better! You’re dress says casual, sexy and fun…perfect for summer!

  • Love the shaped hem! I love an uncomplicated summer dress.

  • ybennett

    You look great in that dress and the fabric is terriffic!

  • This is phenomenal! That print!!!