Today we’re over at CaliFabrics sharing all about our surprising love for this Earth Floral London Calling cotton lawn fabric. Go check it out!
But we wanted to share a little bit about how we modified the Apple Picking Dress pattern by Oliver+S into a peplum, just like we did last time we made this pattern for Annie. That one turned out to be such a favorite of hers that when she finally outgrew it, I promised to make her another one.
Here’s the short and easy tutorial that will actually work for any drop waist dress, or you could easily do this with any dress with a waistband seam.
Measure from neck to waist, and shorten the bodice front and back pieces accordingly. You will also need to shorten any placket pieces by the same amount.
Then for the Apple Picking pattern, we just used the 1st ruffle only instead of both ruffles. Ta-da! Fast, easy, on trend, and suuuuuper cute!
Of course, since there was leftover fabric scraps, I had to sew up a matching bubble skirt for the baby! And the scraps of the scraps, I sewed a bonnet and the heart on Baby’s shirt.
In fact, this cute floral fabric inspired a whole capsule wardrobe for baby, which I’ll be telling you more about very soon!
That’s it for today…short and sweet, just like the peplum! Go check out our full post with lots more photos of these two over at CaliFabrics.