children, sewing

Peppa Pig Dress/Tunic and Leggings

26624404134_75742deb23_bMy second project with the Peppa Pig panels! I created this dress with Ottobre Magazine 3/2015 #15 “Lionella”. I think this has been one of my most time consuming knit projects! There just seemed to be a lot of pieces and parts, but I got there in the end.


Overall I liked the look. I would make it again, but I think I would add some length to it. The magazine calls it a dress, but without the leggings it is easy to see her undies, so I would really call this more of a tunic. One design element is a strap in the back along the neckline. My 4 y/o keeps asking what it is for!


The sleeves were a little puzzling, and I did have to seam rip them just once! They are folded with elastic stitched to the middle – this middle part is the sleeve opening and the fabric folded together creates a bubble look.

I ran out of clear elastic part way through, so the skirt was partially attached with regular 1/4″ elastic. This has created some odd bulk in the seam unfortunately.

BUT, I finally FINALLY ordered some Framilon! I can’t wait to start using it – I’ve heard so many great things about it! (I purchased it on Etsy from a store in the UK).

The leggings are also from this magazine (3/2015 #16 “Diamond”). They are 3/4 length and a little baggy. My daughter adores them though.

(Hopefully I will take some better photos later. Miss 4 isn’t always the greatest at styling herself, LOL).


Material Notes

P. Pig Cotton Lycra (Custom Print Fabric by the Little Hatcher)
Yellow, Green Cotton Lycra (Custom Print Fabric by the Little Hatcher)

Originally published on Burda Style on 4/24/2016

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