Thursday, November 15, 2012

Purple Peasant Dress

For some reason I've been wanting to sew Petyon a peasant dress.  Not sure why, just really needed too! :) I found some fabric (corduroy from JoAnn's) that I thought she might like which had be laying around for awhile.   I always like to use fabric that was originally bought for those projects that never happen! She has been on a purple and pink kick hard core again, so I thought this would be right up her alley. 

 I didn't have a peasant dress pattern in her size, but I did have this Simplicity pattern which I've used before and have liked.  However I wanted a really basic dress that was all one piece in the body.  So I decided to semi-draft a pattern.  This is always really scary for me,  I am about 50/50 on successes with this!

This time it work though!  I decided to take my  beloved Signature Dress Pattern and use that to help me extend the bodice from the simplicity pattern.  I tried to mainly line up the arms and make sure the neckline was similar and went from there.  The fabric in the pictures is for my first Washi dress which I am currently working on!  YEAH!!

Success!  I love when everything goes exactly as planned! The only small issue was I'd wanted it to be long sleeved since it is pretty cold here now, but only had a yard of this fabric.  Also I wasn't sure about that butterfly print, but I really love it.  From a distance you loose the butterflies a bit.  Peyton does like it, but wishes it was all purple.  I just can't win with her these days!

I love when you stretch yourself a bit and it pays off!  I'm quite happy with this one! :)


  1. You can pair it with a long sleeve t and leggings or tights to make it a warmer outfit .....


    1. She wore it with leggings to school this week, I'll have to see if I can get her to layer it with long sleeves. She is a hot blooded kid! :) Thanks for your comment!

  2. I love a good peasant dress! Glad you were able to use the Signature Dress pattern to make one! I have that Simplicity pattern too and used it a bunch when my kids were smaller.


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