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Name: The Riding Peplum + Party Dress

Brand: April Rhodes Sewing Patterns

Description: The Riding Peplum + Party Dress is a quick-to-sew, easy-to-wear pattern with subtle bust darts and a slightly loose waistline. The riding-length peplum is perfectly designed to be pulled on and worn effortlessly with your favorite skinny jeans or leggings. Run out and ride a horse, a bike or a motorcycle! Shoes and accessories can quickly dress it up or dress it down. The party dress-length peplum has the same easy fit with added length for a fun, swingy skirt. It’s perfect for your birthday celebration or just a ladies’ night out on the town!

Format: Both Paper and PDF are available. The PDF is available on the April Rhodes site, and paper versions are available in local sewing shops across the globe.

Skill Level: Beginner

Techniques Involved: Bust darts

Sizes: XS – XXL (bust range from 32″ – 45″)

Recommended Fabrics: Light weight textiles such as cotton, lawn, voile, double gauze, shot cotton, chambray or linen blends.

Price: $15.00

Customer Examples:

Amber and Jaime from Fancy Tiger Crafts

WIN A COPY OF THIS PATTERN! Let’s talk fabric… Is there a recent collection you love, that you’re ready to sew into a new top? Where do you find the best apparel fabric? What do you look for in fabric when you’re sewing for yourself? What would you use to sew up a new Riding Peplum or Party Dress?! Your comment enters you to win a copy of the pattern!