Dress Up this Town: Periwinkle

Hello there! It’s my stop on the Dress Up This Town blog tour hosted by Ti of Sewing by Ti.

Today I’m showing the dress I made for Silly Bean from the Periwinkle pattern by Petite Stitchery. Petite Stitchery generously provided me with this pattern for the purpose of doing a review. All opinions are my own of course!

I made an upcycled version from a dress I had bought from Old Navy that wound up looking horrible on me. I had taken a pic of the dress pre cutting it up but couldn’t find the photo anymore. I also saved some sewing time by using the existing hems of the original skirt. Silly Bean wanted a maxi dress but clumsy as she is I decided not to follow her wishes. I kept the length of the original skirt for this dress which was almost the same length of the size 7 simple skirt I was sewing (but the size 7 skirt should be a little shorter because I forgot to take the hem into account).

Miss Silly Bean is a skinny minnie and I sewed a size 4 width with a 7 length even though her waist was closer to the size 3 but I figured her chest/shoulder area would be better in the 4. Next dress I will decrease the width of the back piece as it’s a little gappy on her in the back.

I also saved myself some time and used ribbons for the straps instead of making my own. I should have gone out and bought ribbons that were thinner and coordinated better but fabric shops aren’t open 24 hours ha. Next dress for sure I will plan ahead better.

Irregardless of all it’s quirks she loves her dress! She loved that the back is open, and went “oooh!” when she saw it. She’s always asking me to make open backed dresses and bikini tops. However, due to the fact that she’s a redhead and has super sensitive skin I don’t like her having so much skin exposed to the sun. But I’ll let have this one dress, haha.

This was a pretty quick sew, especially with all the shortcuts I took ha. Even still it would be fairly quick to do the simple skirt version. Next dress I will make a tiered version as I love tiered dresses, I just didn’t have enough of the fabric I wanted to make it this time. The pattern went together really easily (as it was just a bodice piece I needed to print) but I’ll have to recheck my pattern as the sizes weren’t marked on the pattern pieces themselves. I might have accidentally unchecked a layer.

I do love the open back, I just wish my girly didn’t have such sensitive, burnable (is that a word?) skin.

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Week 1: July 1st-8th
1- Sewing By Ti  and Stitching At Night
2- Me Made
3- Tenille’s Thread
4- Sewing By Ti
5- Seams Sew Lo
6- Anne Mari Sews
7- Sea of Estrogen
8- Lulu and Celeste


Week 2: July 9th-15th
9- Living in Twinado Valley
10- Ma Moose
11- My Heart Will Sew On
12- Seams Sew Lo
13- Kate Will Knit
14- Creative Counselor
15- Sewing With Sarah


Week 3: July 16th-22nd
16- Stitching and Making
17- That’s Sew Lily
18- Sprouting Jube Jube
19- Auschick Sews
20- Anne Mari Sews
21- Lulu and Celeste
22- On Wednesdays We Sew


Week 4: July 23rd-31st
23- Stitching At Night
24- Sewing Curves
25- My Heart Will Sew On
26- Indulging Mum
27- That’s Sew Lily
28- Adventures With Bubba and Bug
29- Capture, Craft Cook
30- Sewing By Ti
31- Sew Like a Sloth

2 thoughts on “Dress Up this Town: Periwinkle

  1. Upcycling is a great way to save time on projects (sometimes). I feel you on the fabric shops not being open 24/7. I guess they don’t understand that inspiration does happen between 8 and 5. 🙂

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