Skill Level: Beginner
Her Blog: Sewin’ Steady
Her Post about the Dress: “The ‘Good Intentions’ Dress”
What kind of fabric did you use? I used some lightweight navy blue & white cotton I’d had in my stash.
How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? Casual dresses are a big part of my wardrobe, so I went for a more casual look with the polka-dotted cotton I chose. I really like the Peony’s modest neckline, but thought my version needed a little something extra to spice up the upper part of the dress. I added contrasting cuffs on the sleeves using some navy & white striped scraps and a pop of red piping from my stash.
What thoughts do you have about the project? When I first saw the Peony, I was drawn to its classic, versatile style. It’s really a pattern with almost endless possibilities and I’d love to make it again (and again). I’ve thought of using a fancier fabric and making the contrasting cummerbund belt for a formal look, or going for an office appropriate style using a wool plaid for fall and making the longer sleeves. I’m definitely glad I tried this pattern! It has so much to offer and there’s even room for a beginner like me to add my own embellishments.