Finished: Poodle Peplum Pendrell

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Before you say it’s very costumey, let me say, it’s basically a costume. My friend, JWab, recently moved and threw a housewarming party. Her theme was Paris.  She even set up a photo area with props and a fitting backdrop.  Well I’ve had this poodle fabric kicking around for quite a while. The black peplum and ruffles are remnants from my Boring Black Skirt.

I followed the directions loosely from here to draft my peplum. Instead of drafting it on paper I chalked it out right on the fabric. There is some math involved. Stay in school, kids!

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I didn’t have enough fabric to make the neck and arm hole binding so I used bias tape. I also didn’t have enough fabric for the sleeves that usually go with this Pendrell version. I think the sleeveless with the ruffles is pretty cute for this purpose.

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The hair suits the look, non? Une petite Amalie? Coco?  Yes, that’s a poodle on my cupcake to match the poodle on my blouse!

At this house party I met a couple who I knew from my home town in Northern Ontario. (4 hours north of Toronto.). Hubby and I actually went to high school with the guy. Anyway, his wife sewed my one and only Maid of Honour dress that I wore in 1994.

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That’s skinny me in the back on the left. That’s Stein before he was my hub in front of me. The seamstress also sewed my friends wedding dress.

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This is her granddaughter (cropped her beautiful face out for privacy, but trust me, it’s beautiful). This dress was ALSO sewn by her for the Paris housewarming party. Such a small world! And what an amazing seamstress…like the real kind who gets paid for it and everything.

What have you been up to this weekend?  Any special sewing plans?  I have to switch my thoughts from Paris to London…

What I’m listening to: Nitty Gritty by Jocelyne

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