8.06.2012

Peplum Fever

Yes, yes, there are many downsides to returning to work (waking up to an alarm, pumping at work, missing my two little nuggets) but in an attempt to be an eternal optimist, let's focus on the positives shall we?  Positives like adult conversations, swearing without feeling guilty, peeing with the door closed, and an opportunity to wear fancy-schmany clothes.


Okay, not super-fancy clothes (let's not get carried away here people) but let's just say that I wouldn't be wearing a silk top if I were just hanging out with the kiddos because within approximately two minutes it would be covered in spit-up and whatever O happened to have on her hands (peanut butter, berries, whatever).  Which is my really long-winded way of saying - look!  I made a new top!


It's made from Vogue 8815 and while I did a very uncharacteristic thing in making this top and made a muslin first, I actually only needed to make one small modification to the top to make it fit better (I sewed the waist seam with a scant 3/8ths seam so that the seam would hit at my natural waist).


I also opted to line the upper portion of the top with a light polka dot cotton to give more stability to the silk fabric, but I left the peplum portion unlined so that it would still drape a bit.  Also, because I lined the upper portion I didn't need to use the recommended binding to finish the neckline although I did still finish the armholes with some homemade bias binding.


And hopefully this will now put an end to my current peplum obsession...or perhaps it'll just fan the flames.

Pattern: Vogue 8815
Size: 12
Fabric: Silk dupioni from India (compliments of my sister) and cotton lining (compliments of Joanns)

16 comments:

  1. It's awesome! Looks like it fits you like a dream.

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  2. Wow that is a beautiful top! I love the color!

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  3. cute top!!!
    and I'm so glad to hear you swear sometimes in front of your kids.
    I blow it really a lot. I tell them to just not say bad words until they are 30.

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  4. Love the color of this top-it's gorgeous!

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  5. Muslins! Silk! Lining! Invisible zip! Accomplished with small babe, toddler and back-to-work? I am in awe :)

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  6. You're such a pretty lady! I agree - work is a nice way to break out the fancy stuff.

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  7. It is lovely! And it's a flattering silhouette on you, so well fitted.

    Now the real question--how on earth did you pump in that lovely ensemble?? I'm hoping you have a very private pumping room. I forgot and wore a dress to work one time and had to pump while naked from the waist up--puts a lot of pressure on that door lock to hold.

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  8. Such a gorgeous color, and I love the polka dot lining!

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  9. Wow, lovely colour. Looks great!

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  10. I love love love it! It's gorgeous and so flattering! Hooray for the positives, peeing with door closed is a big one!

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  11. love this!! inspires me to make one!

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  12. Very pretty, love the colour! Yay for peeing with the door closed too lol

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  13. Gorgeous. You're definitely inspiring a lot of people to go peplum. Love the color and the fabric. Everything looks great.

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  14. you are such a badass!

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  15. Ooooh! So pretty! I am impressed that you dared to pump in a sheath-like silk top, though ... not sure I have the nerve!

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  16. What a beautiful peplum blouse. I wish I chose a better fabric when I first made mine. I love how yours turned out. Great job.

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