Penelope Peplum, Pippa Peplum, City Girl Tunic) and the Emaline might be my very favorite out of all of them. I have a gut and sometimes I feel bloated but in the Emaline it doesn't really matter. It has band at the natural waist for a more flattering fit and then all the extra is hidden beneath the pleats. Oh and it has pockets! Yes, I said POCKETS!
The pattern calls for a sturdy knit. For you fabric suggestion rebels, I would without a doubt listen to this suggestion. I think this is especially necessary for the dress, the skirt has so much volume on the bottom then even with a sturdy knit you are in danger of having the wind blow it up. I couldn't imagine the problems you would have with something light weight.
|Graphic From See Kate Sew Pattern Shop|
I opted to reverse the pleats from the way that the pattern calls for so that it would be going in, near the middle and not out. I think if you are a sewing one of the larger sizes you might want to do the same.
|This is with the bow as stitched as instructed|
Though I love Kate's style and how feminine/urban/bold she is I am not quite that person. I am a little more casual and basic. The wonderful thing is if you don't want to do the bow, it is all the same just saving you some steps on attaching it at the end.
This is my new go to dress! And I hope to make some more Emaline dresses when life slows down a bit. It is so fun adding new things to my wardrobe, thank you all for your encouragement it has really pushed me to keep finding my style.
Tomorrow we will be doing a full wrap of the Sew-a-bration & announce winners to our giveaway!