I have been so in love with the Penelope Peplum dress I made a few months ago, that I decided to make two more.
One Easter one…
and one just because. :)
I used knit fabrics from Girl Charlee of course. (See the bottom for a $40 giveaway!)
Let’s start with the Easter dress.
The cut is flattering on almost every body type and there are other sleeve and skirt type variations to make it your own. I am obsessed with the half sleeve and gathered skirt look though, so I’ve stuck with that model for all my dresses.
If you haven’t heard of Ponte de Roma fabric, it’s a lovely, thick knit fabric that is a total dream to sew.
My next dress is made of half Ponte, half cotton lycra knit.
The skirt is super soft and flow-y but not too thin. I’m now a fan of cotton lycra too. :)
I have heard of some people having issues with pilling with some Ponte de Roma fabrics. I honestly haven’t had any issues with excessive pilling until I used this black and white Ponte. It’s not terrible, but it is more noticeable. Up to this point none of my Ponte fabric has had white in it, so I think the white pills more readily than other colors. It doesn’t really bother me, but I want to mention it so you know what you are getting when you go shopping.
Other than that, I can’t say enough good things about Ponte!
Oh! Another thing to keep in mind while shopping for knit fabrics, is to look for “mid-weight” fabrics. Those will work best for a dress like this. If your fabric is too light it can be a lot more difficult to sew. Still doable, but if you are new to knits, it could prove frustrating.
I really couldn’t be happier with this dress. It is super comfy! I love dresses that feel as comfy as sweats but look put together and cute at the same time.
Necklace from Icings || Shoes from Forever 21 || Blazer (in previous pictures) from H&M
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