My Penelope Peplum by See Kate Sew has become quite the wardrobe staple around here. I made this top back in the beginning of February and I’ve probably worn it once a week since. Seriously. I might need an intervention (or, maybe I should just make another so I can rotate them out more).

See Kate Sew Penelope Peplum at Sewbon.com

See Kate Sew Penelope Peplum at Sewbon.com

See Kate Sew Penelope Peplum at Sewbon.com

See Kate Sew Penelope Peplum at Sewbon.com

I sewed upΒ a size small and found that the fit was pretty spot on. I didn’t have to make any adjustments to the pattern, which is pretty rare for me. Although, I think I might lengthen the bodice on my next one just to create the illusion that my torso isn’t quite so short.

I also used a quarter inch foot on my new sewing machine (review and details coming soon!) to do my top stitching and I’m so happy with how precise my top stitching looks! I think this might become my new go-to foot for top stitching, even though it’s meant more for quilting.

See Kate Sew Penelope Peplum at Sewbon.com

See Kate Sew Penelope Peplum at Sewbon.com

The knit I used is from a local shop here in Denver and I’m totally in love with it! It’s probably a good thing that it’s so cute because it was actually a big pain to sew with! It kept curling up at the edges and required hefty amounts of spray starch to lay flat. It would have been better if I had just skipped pressing the fabric and sewed it up immediately after cutting since the steam from my iron made the curling even worse. But, as it took me a solid 4 weeks from cutting the pattern pieces out to sitting down to sew it together, I had to press out all the wrinkles it got from when it was apparently a prime cat sleeping spot in my craft room.

See Kate Sew Penelope Peplum at Sewbon.com See Kate Sew Penelope Peplum at Sewbon.com See Kate Sew Penelope Peplum at Sewbon.com See Kate Sew Penelope Peplum at Sewbon.com

Shirt : Handmade,Β Penelope Peplum Pattern // Jeans : AnthropologieΒ // Necklace : Discontinued JCrew (similar) // Shoes : DIY

Do your pets like to turn your sewing projects into napping spots too or are my furry friends just extra naughty?

Photo Credit | Laura Murray Photography