This peplum top was my must have pick for the New Look summer 2012 collection. I bought it, I cut it out and I forgot about it.
When I was putting this capsule together, I didn't think of this top as a "winter garment" I just wanted to commit myself to making it.
Looking back, I should have made it with a heavier fabric for the winter months but hindsight is always 2020 right?
What can I tell you about this pattern that is news worthy.
Well, I made View C and used the arms of view A to start.
The arms are too snug and I truly regret that I didn't take the measurements before I cut the fabric but this is a problem I don't have so it didn't even occur to me. I want to take them off and finish the armholes with bias binding because but I don't want to ruin it, silk is very unforgiving
I will be taking sleeve measurements form now on because this is NOT happening to me again.
I use to do all my measurements and I got complacent, time to get back into the right mentality.
I like when facings do what they are supposed to do.
I hate when they don't lay flat, these are drafted properly.
It was surprisingly a quick sew project so I will make it again, without the sleeves in the summer.
This top is a borderline wadder as of right now.
On the other hand, the skirt was an absolute success.
The one thing that caught my eye during spring fashion week was the curved edging DVF used in these looks (see vision board).
For the office, I just wanted the curved bias binding details but I wanted the look to be conservative. No flashy shiny fabrics.
I went looking for simplicity 2512, not at the store, in my stash. I had bought it a few years ago but I couldn't find it.
I also gave it away a couple years ago because I thought I wouldn't have used it, lol.
You never know when inspiration will strike, so I purchased it again for View D and it stays in the stash this time, lesson learnt.
What I didn't say on that video is that I recommend that you use a medium to heavy fabric or just line whatever you have.
Because I feel like it needs some weight, I think the "wrap" hangs nicely with the extra weight and it looks more professional also.
I think if it were to blow up to expose the lining, it will look neater and definitely ready to wear.
I think this skirt would be great in leather, you won't see yourself coming and going in that for sure.
I wanted to try something new, a little change from the regular pencil skirt but still keep the silhouette.
Do what works but find ways to switch it up a bit.
I read my new year style resolution constantly to keep my head in the right place and its working so far.
For the look, I paired it up with my greyish green military style cardigan for warmth more than fashion and my grey and camel boots.
Mind you, I work in a VERY conservative environment but every once in a while I like to stir the pot.
Its fashion month, what can I say, I am inspired to be creative with my wardrobe.
This is all for this week but we are not done yet. This journey will continue.....