Saturday, February 9, 2013

Lemon Peplum and Suede Skirt

I have joined the large number of people at Pattern Review to make the peplum blouse Vogue 8815.

After reading the pattern information and checking out all the reviews, I noticed that the peplum starts 1" above your waist and I wanted mine to start on my waist.

I decided to make up a quick muslin of this top and found the following:
  • The waist/peplum seam does sit on my waist, no adjustment!
  • It needed a square shoulder adjustment of 8mm (1/2")
  • Took out 1cm (3/8") from the underarm tapering too nothing at the waist
  • Changed the neckline to that of my Vogue 8572 blouse
This lemon fabric is Vienna, 100% polyester purchased From Kerryn's Fabric World in 2010 and this colour works so well in my wardrobe and you have seen it before here.

The pattern instructions have you finish the armholes, neckline and hem with purchased bias binding, so I have cut bias strips and used my Clover 18mm bias tape maker to make them as there was no way I was going to get bias to match this colour.

As this fabrics frays madly, I have used French Seams and added a Hong Kong finish on the zip seams.

The hem is on the bias so I have finished this the way that the Vogue instructions advise.



This is my 3rd top and final top for the Everyday Collection of my SWAP, so I now need to focus on the 2 bottoms for the Everyday Collection.

The skirt I am wearing is my Self Drafted Skirt pattern and I have used a brown suede like poly spandex fabric from Kerryn's Fabric World purchased June 2012.

The lovely thing about this pattern is that I managed to cut it out (fabric and lining) before heading off to one of my ASG Groups and had it completed (including attaching the lining) ready for the hem to be levelled by my DH so I could finish of the hems.

What I forgot was that this skirt used to sit on my hips and seeing I had adjusted this pattern the same way I did this skirt  my hem allowance ended up being a mere 1.5cm oops.  I prefer a hem allowance of at least 3cm, so off to Spotlight to purchase some 25mm brown bias tape.

I finished the hems for both the skirt and lining as I have for all my skirts.

This skirt is my first piece for the Evening Collection of my SWAP.



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Stash Out:  Skirt and Top = 1.6m (not including lining)
Stash In:  0


22 comments:

RhondaBuss said...

Very pretty.

BeaJay said...

What a lovely fresh colour. It looks great with the skirt. Very chic. Love it.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

This looks great on you!

Carolyn said...

The long-line of the peplum top is very elegant, and I really love this colour on you. So fresh and summery :)

Gail said...

I really like this look for you Sharon. Love the introduction of lemon to your colours and the peplum works!

Steph A said...

This is such a flattering silouette! Lovely!

Dixie said...

A flattering style and color for you!

Dixie said...

A flattering style and color for you!

Anonymous said...

Wow. The top looks great, both the style and colour. The skirt and top look lovely together and both will work very well in your wardrobe. Well done. Lee-Anne

Dilliander said...

Your SWAP is coming along nicely! Very flattering style and colours, and very beautifully made. You look fabulous :)

Carol said...

Lemon is such a lovely colour to wear. I really like this outfit on you. I, too, am making a peplum top today!

Alison said...

This is a great outfit. I love the idea of an evening wear capsule.

velosewer said...

This is a very pretty top.

KathyS said...

Lovely top. The colour is perfect for you and goes so well with the skirt. I love the whole look.

Malady said...

That looks really lovely on you - what a pretty top!

prttynpnk said...

Sharp!

Kathryn, aka fzxdoc said...

A very pretty ensemble, Sharon, and it fit so nicely! Good job.

gwensews said...

That top pattern has really been a hit. Yours is very pretty and looks fabulous with the brown skirt.

Shelley Hesson said...

So lovely. Beautiful top. Looks great on you. Perfect styling.

themateriallady said...

Lovely - I have yet to join the peplum trend but this is making me want to. Right now!

Debbie said...

What a lovely outfit. I love the top, it's making me want to try a peplum top as well!

Cherrypix said...

This is a great style on you! The colour combination is lovely - not commonly seen (but might be now that you've posted aboutthis outfit!) Looks very classy!