I've been resisting the urge to make a peplum since the second they appeared, convinced that no sooner would I snip the last thread on a project that it would be sent to live in the bowels of my closet until the peplum's sartorial return in sometime around 2025...but with these skirt/top hybrids still everywhere, and not really going anywhere, I finally did what any self respecting sewing addict would do and made up for some lost time by sewing not one, but two!
Here's the first, in a Liberty print silk called Shinjuku Nights. I spotted the fabric when walking past Our Patterned Hand in Broadway Market I couldn't get the retro style Asian city print out of my mind, turning back in an almost panicked fashion to elbow my way through throngs of hipsters buying gluten free biodynamic bread and fancy cakes to score myself a metre. Success! Then I couldn't stop thinking swingy asymmetrical pleated peplum...
I lined the peplum with silk georgette remnant from the dress I entered in last year's Tessuti awards.
I added another recent find to the neckline - these whimsical dress clips in the shape of small leaves. I am also slightly obsessed with these and now feel like every new outfit needs a dress clip...
This was super fun to sew and it's even more fun to play with a new (to me) silhouette. Man what took me so long? Are you still on or now off of peplums? (Or, were you never even on?)
Version number 2 up next!
That is so sweet! I totally understand what you mean though wether to get on the peplum-train or not. It took me some time, but this summer I made two out of the Salme patterns peplum top. Very nice and super comfy:)ReplyDelete
and whats up whit those clips?? Where did you find them?? I have never heard of those before! What a smart accecories:)
Thanks Trollemor! I love your peplums, and those Salme patterns are really beautiful. I was given some as a gift from my hubby, and I found another pair online, aren't they fun!Delete
I haven't sewn myself one yet, I'm afraid it would make me look huge around my hips. But I like the drape of your peplum a lot, and I'm slowly changing my mind about them :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Mary! I remember how odd they looked to me when they first came out, now they seem so normal. Funny how that happens!Delete
it's lovely - I do like the drape you've chosen. And that fabric was definitely worth elbowing your way back for!! I have a few dress clips & have been meaning to make more square & sweet-heart necklines to show them off - they deserve another chance to shine!ReplyDelete
Ooh do you! I'd love to see them on something you make. I've been experimenting with using them on a layered top which is fun!... but I have yet to wear them outdoors because I'm worried they'll fall off. Next time will put a couple of stitches in :)Delete
I am not big on peplums, sometimes I see one that I like, like yours! It's not over-the-top peplum and the asymetrical pleats give it a nice touch... But I am still not sewing my own peplum top!ReplyDelete
Ha ha, thanks Wendy!Delete
I tried the peplum thing but didn´t work for me.ReplyDelete
However yours is so pretty. Love the fabric and the asymetrical pleats, and also the lining. And it looks great on you!
i haven't done it yet, but i really want to! love your peplum top, that fabric is killer!ReplyDelete
I love this! Great fabric and the swingy peplum looks cute on you. The dress clips are so fun -- I've never heard of them before. I love the peplum look but I haven't found a way to make it work for me, unfortunately.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jean! I guess the true test will be how often I actually wear it....!Delete
This is really cute! I love the print you used! Peplums can be so tricky to wear-- I made one that looks pretty cute, and one that's a bit of a disaster. The proportions are so important! You've really nailed it-- this is a very flattering length!ReplyDelete
Thanks very much! I have yet to see you make a disaster though! ;)Delete
I have not converted to peplums, but I like your soft version :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Elisabeth! It's so funny that so many of us are on the fence but they are still around!Delete
The peplum looks great on you!!!!!! Love the fabric and the small leaves they are sooooo cute!ReplyDelete
Love that fabric! Love the peplum!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much!Delete
Oooo I love it! The drape on the peplum and the surprise underneath are perfect! you definitely have the figure to pull off the peplum shape. That fabric though... I want it! I would probably love it so much I'd get too paralysed by fear of ruining it to use it. That's probably the core of my fabric hoarding problem...ReplyDelete
Ha ha, mine too!!! Luckily it didn't fray so it was easier to work with than I expected. Thanks for your nice comment, I was happy to find a home for those scraps of fabric for the lining!Delete
Love the silhouette. I have to been a big fan but maybe I should try it before dismissing it!ReplyDelete
Thanks Nat! I haven't worn them out yet, but glad I got it out of my system. I'm good for now...I think...!Delete
My favourite is the red one because the design lines are the main feature as opposed to the print. Did you use a pattern for the peplum or is it self drafted? If it's self drafted I'd love to know how you did it!ReplyDelete