jeudi 6 décembre 2012

Burda peplum top at last!

Always the trendsetter I'm finally making THAT peplum top you've seen everywhere for the last 4 months or so! Except that I couldn't be bothered to trace all the pieces -don't ask me why- and therefore used sleeves from another project and drafted a half circle skirt for the peplum.


I must say this design is really lovely, for once I have absolutely nothing to reproach it with. I chose simple black cotton, there's a handpicked zipper at the back and I put some daisy embellishment around the neckline, sleeves' hem and peplum hem:


Since the daisies were plain white I had to stitch a yellow bead in the centre of each flower to make them pop and give them that sweet 60's vibe :) I'd love to make another top with this design, maybe something striped but I'm worried about the peplum part, would the stripes look okay on a half circle? Also I wanted to make the dress version out of some flowery crepe chirimen but the yardage was too narrow, I would have needed a wider fabric to accomodate a 55cm long half circle skirt :( yes, my life is hard like that!
I also wanted to show you a dress I made for my bff last week, I only had 2 working days to draft it, adjust it, trace it and sew it AND it's lined AND it has facings (I hate theeeeeem) so pheeew, I was happy to see the result^^:


Sorry to some lovely readers who commented on my previous project, the romantic Japanese dress, I mistakenly erased your comments but they were much appreciated, thanks!

8 commentaires:

  1. Cute trim on your peplum top and the dress is super cute!! I bet your friend loves it. I would;)

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  2. I just love the top that you made. And your friend is very lucky to have you as a friend:)

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  3. Ah, that sixties vibe is bringing me back to a dress I had in high school with those cool daisies. Lovely top and trim.

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  4. Lovely top! It looks great on you and the length of the pepulum is perfect. I should make one, too!

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  5. That peplum top looks great, in fact the entire outfit looks really good on you. Your friend looks great in that dress you made (wow, I'd like to have her legs).

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  6. That's a fab looking peplum top, and the trim makes a lovely accent. I have daisy trimmed a few things too - love that stuff!

    Lucky friend: all that hard work! I'll bet she's super happy with it though as it looks great on her.

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  7. C'est mignon! I love daisy trim, really I belong in the 60s. You're very generous. I rarely sew for anyone outside ma famille.

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  8. Wow! Both your peplum top and your bff's dress are STUNNING!!! LOVE the blond hair too, you look amazing (as always) xxx

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