Bad news..my sewing machine has broken down two days ago and today I have sent it to the repair shop, hopefully no biggie. Maybe it’s because I have been sloughing it too much on Thursday making this dress. I was on work leave so I had one whole day of sewing bliss. My faithful Okurma machine (which I have never sent for servicing after almost 2 years since I first bought it) died on me right after I finished sewing this dress. It would have been so anti-climax if it had died on me midway!
I love the peplum feature on dresses, I believe now it’s all the rage, have you read Burdastyle’s Trend on Trend: Peplums?
I really adore the rippling and lettuce-y effect of the peplum! I feel so fairy-like in this dress.
Pattern: Simplicity 2282 inspired by Project Runway. Besides the flowy peplum which is the main highlight of the pattern, the sleeve pattern is quite special too, on the top it is made of 2 darts forming a box effect, and then another tuck in the middle to create a gathered full effect, very retro!
Fabric: 1 yard of 60 inch wide cotton blend fabric at RM16 / USD5.30 per yard and invisible zipper. It looks like wool, doesn’t it? It’s not. I think it has some synthetic to it as it stretches a bit and does not wrinkle easily (yay!). Total Cost: RM18.30 / USD6.10
Pattern Notes: Initially I had cut a size 12 for this pattern but after the first fit for the skirt area, I think I needed a size 10 instead so I sewed the entire garment based on size 10 seams. Other than that I made no alterations to the pattern, I think the whole fit is quite spot on for me, lucky! There are only a few pattern pieces, the instructions are clear but read them carefully on the way the darts should face on the skirt (I didn’t, it gave me some grief!). Making sure the pivoting point between the peplum and princess seams lie flat was quite a challenge.
Wear Again: Absolutely! Do you think I can pass for a socialite? :)