2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

August 12, 2012

PEPLUM STYLES...

...I just cannot seem to get enough of them.  And to think that I use to think that  peplum styles were not for me.  I thought that it would make my hips seem massive - but to the contrary this style tends to make the waist appear smaller, giving the illusion of an hour glass figure.  JUST WHAT I NEEDED!  I worked up my second Vogue 8815 this weekend  in a black peachskin that I scored for a song at WalMart while on vacation in New York earlier this summer.  And although I've used this pattern twice, I have visions of at least one more in the very near future.  I'm hankering for an animal print peplum, and it must come in to reality.
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Black does not photograph well at all, and this black peachskin certainly doesn't press up ideally either, but I still needed to add pictures to document my project.  I love this Vogue pattern, but I'm still attracted to the details of  New Look 6130.  I incorporated the asymmetrical detail from the New Look pattern in my last top, and this time I borrow the slit center neck opening and added back and front neck facings.  Why don't I just go ahead and make up the New Look pattern and get it over with?  I just might do that for my visionary peplum - we'll have to wait to see. 

I love the invisible zipper in this top.  I think I mentioned before that I use the Colette tutorial every time I do this type zipper.  In case you didn't know, she has now added a video of the application,  found hereIt's clear and concise - I love it because it's a big help to me.

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It's NEW PROJECT SUNDAY so I'm off now to start my prep work.  Have a great week ya'll...,


8 comments:

  1. I have a large collection of 80s patterns that I need to trawl through for peplums. You've got me thinking about frankenpatterns this week ...

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  2. Animal print peplum would be awesome! I'm so glad to see someone else embracing this style.

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  3. Hi Faye....what hips? :-)! Love this top. I cannot seem to get enough of peachskin fabric. Love the weight of it. Classic!

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  4. Beautiful Faye! I have this pattern too and have not made it yet...so looking forward to I now!

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  5. I am dying to make up that Vogue pattern. It really does seem to be universally flattering!

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  6. Your peplum tops are really cute. I wasn't sure how I felt about the whole peplum trend, but I'm coming around.

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  7. You're so nice and slender that this style is bound to look terrific on you. Keep em' coming!

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  8. This is a cute pattern. When you mentioned the animal print peplum, it reminded me of a two piece peplum top & skirt that I wore back in the late nineties in my corporate days. Too bad I don't have it now because it would be just perfect.

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  • Pants Sewing Guide
  • Denim Revolution
  • Pants for Real People
  • Jackets for Real Peopls
  • Easy, Easier, Easiest Tailoring - Palmer & Pletsch - Gifted
  • The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook
  • Ribbon Crafts
  • Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers
  • Successful Serging
  • Making Trousers for Men and Women
  • Couture Sewing Techniques
  • Singer - Perfect Plus
  • Cool Couture
  • Couture, The Fine Art of Sewing
  • Singer Sewing Reference Library - Tailoring - GIFTED
  • The Perfect Fit: The Classic Guide to Altering Patterns - Creative Publishing International
  • Fit for Real People
  • DK-The Complete Book of Sewing