Sunday, March 13, 2016
Blue/Green Floral Peplum Top
I've been wanting to make this top for some time now so glad I was finally able to knock it out! Ok, by that I mean I've wanted to make a peplum top out of this fabric. We all know I have a little peplum addiction. I can't help it! I LITERALLY could wear one every day! Don't judge me!!! LOL! Anyhow, I found this fabric at Joann's several months ago and let me tell you it was love at first sight! I even bought another 3 yards since I couldn't decide whether I wanted to just make a top and also make a fitted dress. Well I settled on the top and returned the rest. But I LOVE THE PRINT AND COLORS! They're so vibrant, so me!!! LOL! I used and modified Simplicity pattern A1488. I made the size 12, only used the front peplum piece (without the pleats) for both sides---so I cut pattern in half, using side without the pleat and cut on the fold. I slash and spread both the front and back pattern to add more flare to the peplum and added 2.5" of length. I also made the sleeves 3/4. Since I have long arms I don't usually make long sleeves out of patterned fabric. Sometimes that can be a bit much. Anyhow, loved this top. It turned out just the way I wanted. Oh, I paired them with these capris I made LOOONNNNGGG time ago! Due to wear and wash they're not as dark anymore but I still love em'. I love wearing my own clothes from head to toe! Also, FYI--- I'm now on Periscope if you want to connect. My handle is 10,000 Hours of Sewing. Also, Gentleman Jim is too and you can connect with him at Jim McFarland. Lastly, we're hosting a giveaway (here) on our The Tailor and The Dressmaker Show so feel free to join in that. Take care and happy sewing!!!!