Bonjour my friends! I hope you are all having a wonderful beginning of the November <3
I decided to celebrate the upcoming winter with this cute little peplum top!
Not something that I would usually wear. Although it may seem like I would, now that i think about it! Since I started this blog, I’ve been trying to experiment with shapes and colors. Let my imagination stretch. I mean, that is a point of making your own clothes after all- to make what ever your hart desires.
So this week, my hart desired dots and ruffles…
I made the top from Butterick fitting shell pattern, B5627. It was one of the suggestions on Sew It Academy, right after drafting my own pattern and draping option. With which, unfortunately, I wasn’t too happy. Both, self drafting and draping, in theory are something that I respect and like, but there is a lot of practice and time that has to be put into in order to come up with something good. And right now I don’t have that time- not when there is a whole wardrobe to remake!
Anyways, it was super easy to sew it-took me two hours to finish it. The fabric is cotton from Hobby Lobby and it was very cheap, less than $5 per yard after one of their usual discounts. Which makes this top less than $10 total cost! Not bad, especially if you are on a budget. I already had the zipper and the thread. Both white, and the zipper is invisible as you can see… or better say- can’t see 🙂
With Mimi G tutorial, I drafted the peplum without any issues. It seemed so logical when I did it, like: Wow… I should’ve figure it out as soon as I saw it!
First I connected the shoulders, side seams. Than I sewed peplum to the bodice, added sleeves, installed invisible zipper, added facing and finished the hems. You see? Suuuper easy!
I like this top. I see myself wearing it like this at night, maybe while drinking some red wine at some of the fancy places in Vegas. Or pair it with jeans and colorful heels, for meeting up with my girlfriends for a coffee or lunch.
What do you think? Do you like it? What would you pair it with?
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