October 29, 2012

Sew: Butterick 3597 Pencil Skirt

The completion of Butterick 3597 in the remaining blueberry ponti creates the "Peplum Dress" that I was after. The top is Vogue 8815 that I made a few weeks ago. I thought that separates would be more versatile as I can wear the individual items separately. I plan on making a black top to go with the blue skirt and I wear the blue peplum with a black pair of capri pants with wedge heels.

This ponti is a dream to sew with. It is beautiful and soft. Plus I adore the colour. I'd love some orange ponti.

Project Details
Pattern: Butterick 3597
Fabric: Blueberry Ponti from Tessuti Fabrics
Alterations: tapered skirt in for a more pencil skirt effect, added a lining

I am slowly pulling my work wardrobe together.

L x


  1. That looks like a very smart work outfit.

  2. This looks lovely on you. Very slimming and very professional.

  3. You look so chic! I love it!

    -Ash P

  4. This is a work wear win! I'm totally giving in to this ponti peplum business- there are too many awesome versions floating around and this has tipped me over the edge!

  5. Love the peplum kick you've been on lately and the skirt and top combo is great, that colour looks really good on you too.

  6. It looks fantastic - especially with your 2250 jacket.

  7. Hello! Not sure if I've commented before but I've been reading for a while.
    Love the outfit. Nice colour too, and suits you beautifully. And I've seen/felt some ponti in the local Spotlight and it is divine fabric. Mmmmm!

    Imoh from http://tropicalthreads.wordpress.com/

  8. THis is exactly how I imagine the wearing of a peplum - with a slim line skirt - your new outfit looks great for your work - professional and comfy .


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