Ethereal Peplone Jacket: Sew Tina Givens

Tina Givens Peplone Jacket made by Ivy Arch

Tina Givens designs clothes fit for romanesque heroines inhabiting fictional landscapes. Her ethereal dresses, coats and blouses, available as sewing patterns, are also practical enough to transition into every day life with oversized easy silhouettes, large functional pockets and simple fastenings. These are garments designed to be easy to sew and intended to be worn layered.

Peplone Jacket in Indian block printed cotton made by Ivy Arch

This is her Peplone Jacket, which is actually more of a coat dress. I used a light airy floral block print Indian cotton (a bargain eBay win) as it seemed suitably romantic.

Pre-washed indian cotton on the washing line

The Peplone jacket was very quick to make and I simply followed the picture instructions supplied alongside the more detailed written text on the PDF print out, working instinctively. Instead of pleating the skirt back and front I gathered it (as in Dress T from Stylish Dress Book). 

A gathered Peplone pocket

Tina Givens Peplone Jacket made by Ivy Arch

I finished the jacket with hidden popper fastenings. I'm so pleased with the result that a second Peplone Jacket is now in the works...

New orange shoes!