Pepper was the only pattern from Petite Stitchery’s Unwind Collection that I hadn’t made yet. The funny thing is that it was the first one that caught my attention!
I love the idea of a robe with a waistband and closures instead of a sash.
Pepper is the perfect robe or summer cover-up! Pepper includes a circle sleeve or long sleeve. 3 lengths to choose from; tunic, dress, and duster. You can choose a sash or button closure.
This is a super easy and fast sew and has oh-so-many possibilities! Robe, Cover-Up, Cardi, Blouse, Dress…
The pattern has a gathered skirt and a super chic and sleek look to it, but I was feeling a bit extra and wanted a more dramatic skirt… something like those amazing 40s style peignoirs, so I substituted it for a 3/4 circle skirt.
The original plan was to make the flutter sleeve, but this past week has been a bit chilly in the mornings so I went with the long sleeves instead.
I love the result!
The fabric I used is a poly knit that is lightweight and perfect for summer and has a gorgeous drape to it. Perfect for the robe.
The only adjustment to the pattern I made was lining the waistband for extra support, as the circle skirt is way heavier than the gathered one would be.
When my dauther saw me trying it on she said that it would be made into a dress, instead of a robe. Her thought was that it was too pretty to only be worn inside. 🙂
What do you think?
Should I keep it as a robe an enjoy feeling extra in the mornings, or should i close the skirt and have a fab maxi dress?
Well, I guess the best solution would be to keep this one and make another one as a dress, huh? lol Here I go fabric shopping again.
Oh, about fabric… I used about 3 meters of it to make this one. Those circle skirts are fabric hoggers!