|lol at the pose, but this is a cute fun top that deserves a cute fun pose. :D plus I needed to add something smiley, in all my other photos I look like such a grump|
Anyway, I have been in love with the peplum trend (hate to sound like a hipster) since before it really took hold, and while I am not a big fan of gathers at the waist (I feel it bulks up my waist a bit too much) I had to make this top. I've had it stuck in my head for a while now. Not the fabric, that was a happy coinsidense, but the design. The pattern I used as a base was the Pastille dress from the Colette sewing handbook. I love that pattern. This top is the third in carnation. Mind you I haven't used the skirt portion yet. Just the bodice pattern. I just love the sleeves, although again, didn't use it for this pattern.
So any way, mods to the pattern were no sleeves and dropping the neckline a tad and scoping out the back neck line (? not sure what the back neckline is called :P)
I think I also had to bring in the sides a fair bit, this pattern seems to run a big large in the bodice area. Maybe because I think Colette cater to women with bigger boobs and mine are a little on the small side :P So since this is top, I didn't use the sirt portion of the pattern, instead I used a large rectangle which I then gathered and attached to the bodice. It's actually a couple of rectangle because I was running out of fabric, but I don't think you can really noticed the seams. I used an invisible zipper at the back, which I messed up at the bottom, but that is sort of lost in the gathers, thankfully.
I wore this top when my Mum and I went a watched 'A Chorus Line' which is playing in Perth at the moment. We went to dinner beforehand and had cocktails. That was delicious!! And with this top, a food baby is hidden very nicely :D.
So definitely a success and I see many more peplum tops in my future :D:D. Also because of the head scarf I felt the need to do a Rosie the Riveter pose. Now to get some muscles so that pose is actually a bit more kick ass :P
|Probably more effectively when the scarf ties aren't flopping over my head.|