Fleetwood dress copycat

Hello! My name is Ping and I pretty much live and breathe all things crafty.

I have never managed to outgrow the desire to play dress-up. It’s nearly impossible for me to watch any kind of fantasy/sci-fi/period film without running out to buy fabric to recreate at least one costume. I may or may not have a tendency to sob my way through Lord of the Rings wearing an Arwen dress. Or through Stardust in an Yvaine dress. No seriously, it’s a sickness.

I mostly like to sew and knit, and I dabble in embroidery and beading as well. I’m considering having my sewing machine surgically attached to my arm. Or at least a rotary cutter or two. I’m a closet nerd and I’m kind of obsessed with computer games and board games. If you’ve ever played Monkey Island, Gabriel Knight, Zork, or Dreamfall, you’re basically my new best friend.

Note: I am currently not accepting any custom orders. I am, however, totally happy to point you in the direction of patterns I used or to give tips and advice on where to start. Feel free to leave a comment or send me an email with any questions.

Thanks so much for visiting!

18 thoughts on “About”

  1. Love your Hermione red dress. My niece wants me to make her one for homecoming. How did you cut the chiffon stripes? Rotary cutter? and are the ruffles on the skirt stitched or free flowing? I did see that you were taking on commission work…..how much for this dress? Love the sweaters as well.

    1. Hi Georgia! For the chiffon strips, I measured how wide I wanted each strip to be, cut about an inch into the fabric, and then just tore the rest. It gives it that nice slightly frayed. Just make sure if to use a seam sealant if you’re using a fabric that frays easily! And the ruffles on the skirt are hand-stitched all the way down.

      For a price quote, go ahead and email me at wbkpd1@gmail.com with your dress size and chest size and I’ll be happy to give you a quote! 🙂

  2. Hi!
    First I must say that all your work is AMAZING. I went through your entire flckr blog. I love your replica of Hermione’s striped sweater.
    And I was wondering what size of needles you used for the body and for the ribs (US or mm). And did you use a pattern for this sweater? If so, could you share its source?
    I absolutely love all your knitting work 🙂
    Thank you for the time you take to share this with us!

    1. Oh I see you linked your work on the sweater to Ravelry. It is the pattern you used, as I deduced 🙂
      It was still worth telling you how beautiful the things you do are!

      1. Thank you for replying!
        I signed up to ravelry, if we ever communicate there, my username is Gabiie. Like that, you’ll know it is the same girl that left comments in here 😉

  3. Juste une petite question: est-ce que je peux faire mes commentaires en français, dans ce cas? Si oui, ce serait génial! Je recherche activement les blogueuses couture francophones. Est-ce que tu connais les différents blogues “addicts”? Y’en a un pour les Burda addicts mais aussi pour Simplicity, Japan couture (je crois que c’était le premier blogue collectif à thème de ce genre, en fait).

  4. Hello Peneloping! I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I love looking through your blog and your amazing ideas and fashion fixes. I can’t wait to see what you’ll make next!

  5. You are amazing! I actually am in love with Monkey Island, hardly anyone knows how incredible it is 🙂 I used to make a lot of my own clothes like you but I have hit a major lazy patch! You are definitely inspiring me to get my sewing and overlocking machines out again! xx

  6. Dear Ping!
    Probably you don´t know that I exsist 😀 – but I read your blog regularly. And it´s soo inspiring! I love the dresses you sew (especially the creative necklines ♥).
    I found your blog as were watching out for patterns for my prom dress – because I wanted the red one of Hermione (:
    You were great help (:
    Keep on beeing so creative and wonderful
    Greetings from Germany

  7. Hello Ping!
    I am Christine and I have just discovered, by chance, your great blog!
    I am admiring of all these beautiful realizations and I have just subscribed to receive regularly from your news.
    All the best and see you soon of your short stories!
    Christine de France 🙂

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