Weekend Peony

Sunday I wondered around Alberta Street in my sweet new Peony dress I made from a lovely black and white striped cotton I picked up at the Bolt Sale last weekend. Stopping first at Greenbean books with my two daughters to grab some new reads, then down to MD for a moment (Heather was at the shop teaching a beginning quilt class and said she had just made the very same dress). Finally we made it to Salt and Straw for the best ice cream ever. We ran into friends, enjoyed the fall day and moment without rain.

I am pleased with this little frock. Super easy to make, a category of sewing I apparently love. And by taking a little time to make a bodice muslin and all of Erica’s tips from having taught this as a class a time or two, it was quickly adjusted and came together nicely. Although Heather and I both discussed the fit adjustments we had made, I would say overall, with both front and back darts (two each), the adjustments were pretty easy to manage.

There is nothing like a new fall dress on a lovely fall day with some sewing gossip, ice cream, and a wander down the street with my girls. I will certainly make this dress again!

4 Responses to “Weekend Peony”

  1. Michelle Kitto

    Your dress came out lovely! Thanks so much for sharing, as I am now inspired to go make one for myself! This may become a class at Urban Spools!

  2. lupine

    It is a cute pattern! Please share pics of what you make, we love to see where inspiration takes people!

  3. Karie

    I ended up ditching the darts in the front and replacing them with gathering like the skirt. So anyone else out there that ends up with darts that land right on your nipples, have no fear! Gather instead.

  4. autumn

    nice, lady! i need to make this again! it’s a cute style on you 🙂

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