Peppy for Pepper

_dsc0644Oh Pepper!! How we love thee! How better to “bridge” into fall than with a stunning wardrobe staple. A simple yet classic beauty, Pepper is the answer to all your fall sewing needs.

_dsc0654Pepper is showcased through her classic Peter Pan collar and vintage dress length. I embroidered my daughter’s collar with elegant florals and her initials to make her Pepper more personal. The bodice is finished off with two matching blue buttons. For the skirt, I trimmed off one half inch at the hem and made bias binding in yellow, to elegantly contrast the blue of the skirt.

_dsc0653Pepper’s sleeves may be made at either three quarter length of full length to customize comfortability according to the seasons. It can also easily be modified to fit as sleeveless or short sleeve with a little extra work on your part. And how about those pockets! Who doesn’t love pockets?! I always add pockets when it is an option. These I made in yellow to contrast the blue polka dots.

_dsc0656Pepper is fastened in the back with a row of buttons. I totally cheated and used kam snaps instead. Hee hee. I find myself more and more forgoing the traditional set of circular fasteners and sewing machine for the quick set in and snap of the kams. Pepper is available for purchase here in sizes two through ten and also through their shop on etsy. I may find myself making half a dozen before winter is out, will you?

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