It is the last week in PRP All-Stars and the theme is formal wear. One of the suggestions was an Easter outfit and that was perfect for what I had already planned. I (Major Moma) have been trying to get some spring clothes in my eldest daughter’s wardrobe but until two days ago, it still has been below freezing. This has created quite the fashion dilemma.
But Abi had asked for a blazer, so I figured that could help keep her warm and I can make a more warm-weather item for underneath.
Peplums are all the rage right now, so I made an asymmetrical circle peplum on the jacket. It is longer on the sides and sort of creates a bustle effect. It has a simple pointed collar and buttons down the front. I completely designed this jacket from scratch and I have decided that I really love the design aspect of sewing for my children. Especially as Abi starts to want a more grown up look, I like how I can really make something that suits her.
I had to make the sleeves twice. The first ones were super skinny. Thankfully, I had enough fabric to cut entirely new sleeves. The fabric was the left over from my friend’sShirtwaist dress. So that was a bonus to get a jacket out of it.
|Egg hunt at friend's house; too cold outside|
The dress is from a simplicity pattern 3881. I changed out the skirt for a circle skirt. And I adjusted the sizing. I cut out a size 8 for the width and size 10 for the length. I thought that would narrow it down enough. But it still seems quite big. And the v-neck was still quite deep for an elementary schooler (that was cut at a size 8 too.)
The pattern itself was super easy and a quick sew. Instead of sewing normal elastic to the seam allowance of the waistline, like the pattern said, I used clear elastic. As you would know from my tutorial, I really think clear elastic is very versatile. Using iron-on vinyl cut on a silhouette, I made a cute little flower on the bodice. Of course that never showed on Easter because of the jacket. But, during the summer, it will be a nice decorative element.