Monday, September 29, 2014

FO: Princess Peplum

Here I go slowly catching up with my testing frenzy.  This time it was a top for me, woohoo.  The schematics of this design caught my eye straight away and I was excited to see it was available in both children's and adult sizes.  Introducing the Princess Peplum by Dandelion's n' Dungarees.
What's not to love right?  Those princess seams, the cute cap sleeves and the gorgeous shaping of the extra panel in the back all won me over.
This pattern is designed for knit fabrics with 4 way stretch and as such requires no zippers or fastenings, woohoo.  During testing there were some gorgeous versions made including many lovely colour blocked tops and even a maternity version!
Here is my take on the Princess Peplum, I used some unidentified rather slinky and very stretchy knit fabric I found in stash.  I did have a couple of issues with this particular fabric being friendly with my overlocker but once I got that sorted this went together quickly and was pretty straightforward.  The neck and sleeves are both bound and can be done using any standard knit binding method.

Excuse the hideous modelling and photos taken by a 7yo and you can see the top is pretty cute right?  I love where the neckline falls and the V at the back adds a bit of interest.  The princess seams are also really flattering and give a lovely shape.  On the whole I love this pattern and will be making more.  The final version of the pattern does include a little added length compared to this version which I also like.  So the Princess Peplum is available in children's sizes XXS-XL and women's sizes XS-XXL (or both patterns as a bundle) so none needs to miss out :-)
So don't be scared of knits and go get sewing.


  1. Beautiful! What a flattering style for you!

    1. Thank you, it seems to suit pretty much everyone which is fabulous.