Complete: Peter Pan Collar Chambray Dress

Peter Pan Collar Chambray Dress

My first complete sewing project for the year is this peter pan collar chambray number for a friend.

Peter Pan Collar Chambray Dress

I find sewing for others to be a good exercise in fit. Everyone’s build is different and it challenges me to try new fitting techniques. In addition, it’s fun to create a garment that is unique to the wearer. I personally would not wear a peter pan collar dress, so it was an opportunity for me to draft and sew a style of dress that I would have otherwise avoided.

Peter Pan Collar Chambray Dress

I’m pretty bad at taking WIP shots, but in terms of construction I chose to finish the inside with french seams. As a result, I did not put pockets in the dress. (Although I did find this nifty tutorial which allows for one to have french seams AND pockets simultaneously after I finished the project….) The armholes and neckline are finished with piping and then turned under and topstitched. The hem is done with a rolled hem foot.

Peter Pan Collar Chambray Dress

Confession: This is my first time sewing a circle skirt…!

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