Thursday, 25 April 2013

Peppy eyelet

I just couldn't get on with my current projects until I gave this pattern another go. Peplums are everywhere and I have a summer holiday coming up in June so I made this top again in a white/purple eyelet from My Hung Fabrics to wear during the day with shorts or skinny jeans.
The adjustments this time were
- reduce the bust darts and centre back darts by 1.5cm
- add 1.5cm at centre seams on peplum, so the flounce is untounched
- drop the neckline and fix gaposis
- redraw the base of the cap sleeve.
And the neckline is now a v-neck.
Here's the redrawn sleeve pattern. I took more off the sleeve length at the base on the sleeve, using a french curve. The peplum is still 2" shorter than the pattern.
There's a row of purple piping on the edge of the cap sleeve. The sleeves are lined. Bias binding is used to finish the neck edge, hem, zipper seams and sleeve edges. I'll be wearing this as you would a basic white top.
I have visions of using this pattern for a casual jacket but for now, I have to get back to my planned project commitments in between cleaning the house. I know - both situations are sad:)
School teachers always tell you to sit up straight.
Enjoying a few rays before more cleaning.
PS: I'm ignoring the fact that 'winter is coming'. Can you tell I've been watching Game of Thrones recently? Love it.

The Great British Sewing Bee episode 4.
Congratulations to the finalists. You lucky sewers in the UK can put your hand up to be part of series 2.


Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

Super cute and I love eyelet.

Anonymous said...

So pretty! Perfect for Me-Made-May. Looks lovely on you.

Dk's Wife said...

It is lovely, and looks great on you.

RebeccaHoward said...

Very cute. Perfect for a summer holiday.

Sharon said...

Perfect summer version and goes so well with your jeans.

Lynneb said...

That's really cute, Maria.
My kids watch Game of Thrones...I've often wondered if I would like it. And how awesome was it to watch the Great British Sewing Bee?

Lena Merrin said...

Looks great with the jeans! My Hung got some good stuff there, don't they? If you can find it haha :)

BeaJay said...

That is a great top. Love the pattern - it looks great with your purple pants. (Catching up on my blog reading since having visitors!!).

And thanks for the links to the sewing bee.

MushyWear said...

What a gorgeous top. You look so pretty in this outfit!

Joy said...

Really pretty top!


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