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).
I sewed up 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.
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.
Shirt : Handmade, Penelope Peplum Pattern // Jeans : Anthropologie // 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