Long time no blog! I’ve been kind of slow at sewing lately, I started a few projects that didn’t pan out and had to be scrapped, and that got me into a little bit of a funk, so I took a couple of weeks of to just relax, watch TV, and read. But I had one last finished project to blog before I get back to sewing, and it’s been sitting on my wardrobe for a few weeks. And you all know I can’t wear it till I blog about it, so here I am, FINALLY blogging about it so I can wear it to work this week.
This top’s pattern is Simplicity 1425, a really cute and easy peplum top. I am not a huge fan of peplum, but I still wanted to give this pattern a try, because who can resist this cute packaging? I made it into this stretch denim I had at home, just a yard of it so it wasn’t enough to make anything other than a top with it, and this pattern was just perfect for it. Construction was fairly easy, with a lot of finishes done with bias tape, which I’m a big fan. There’s a few detail shots at the bottom of this post where you can see how neat it looks on the inside. The pattern has buttons sewn on the back, but I thought that didn’t look good, so instead I bought a denim zipper for the back, and sewed it exposed. I like the look of an exposed zipper, as you probably noticed from some of my previous projects. The only DUH moment was on the peplum. I folded everything alright, but inside out. So, the peplum is basically upside down. My explanation made no sense, right? But compare the peplum on the Simplicity packaging and my photos and you’ll see what I mean.
This pattern is a winner though, and I’ll be making another one of those tops soon, maybe in a more summery fabric. This denim top looks kind of bad ass, doesn’t it? Or maybe it’s just me.