I'm calling this one the "Better Late than Never" peplum :-)!
Faye is hosting the 2013 Essential Top Sew-A-Long, and I had the best of intentions to boost my wardrobe with some new tops. Well.......
The deadline is April 10th....wait...that's TODAY!
I've been wanting to jump on the peplum bandwagon, especially with Vogue 8815,
as it has become such a popular pattern with great results.
I had some cobalt blue ponte knit from JoAnn Fabrics that I thought would work good,
but this first attempt turned out to be too small through the back and unwearable.
Below you can see my "Frankenstein" pattern:
Scooped out front neckline
The finished piece now fits great! I used a mystery fabric, a stable polyester knit that feels great on and was a pleasure to sew. The binding at the neckline made good use of the stripes.
I think this top will see a lot of time in the rotation in my work wardrobe.
Thanks, Faye, for the motivation!