Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Inspiration: Pretty, Pretty Peplums!

Pretty Pretty Peplums collage

"Pretty Pretty Peplums" inspiration featuring a Modcloth striped dress and top and a Stop Staring dress

With the Cake Patterns Hummingbird Sew-Along humming along on day 2, it's time to cut my third Hummingbird top, and I was on the hunt for a little inspiration on what I might do differently this round. Man do I love a peplum...

You might guess I was leaning towards a dress version... maybe with stripes...

And I was. Until I remembered that my daughter's third birthday party is this weekend and I only have two actual sewing evenings before both my parents and my husband's mother and young cousin come to stay in our little apartment for several days...

So I think another top it is—probably View Blue, which has a deep wide neck, with a woven dickey and cuffs. (A little step towards making my first button-down shirt, but way less commitment!). Here's Steph's version for an example.

I'm doing mine in a nice chevron jersey from my recent trip to Mood:

Pinka and purple chevron rayon/lycra knit large print

And the dickey and cuffs in some scraps of sheerish black Swiss dot lawn from the Stash that Must Be Busted, left over from my self-drafted reversible shirred skirt:

Me Made May 7: Black, White & Red All Over

I hope sheerness won't be an issue here... we shall see!

P.S. On another note, this just made my day. I have a bad case of laryngitis and have been very cranky about not being able to talk properly. I got home today and my husband had washed a recent fabric purchase (sorry, can't tell you what it's for! sssssssh!) and put it on my sewing cabinet with this little note:

Pontes and poplin from Mood

So are you pro or anti-peplum?


  1. Ahahahahaha! Hubs sure knows the way to your heart!

  2. what a cute note! Also I love the strapless and black versions in your inspiration box.

  3. ohmygosh your dh is an uber-keeper!

  4. I'm warming up to the current peplum trend. Previous to this all of the peplums I've seen in action have only been in the back (which I loved, they were like a mini-bustle). But I'm really getting into the Hummingbird shirts. I think they would work well with my body type: high natural waist with full tummy.

  5. I'm all over peplums!! I think they look awesome, but I've just realized...I've yet to actually sew on! Lol

    And I also came to conclusion that I don't have a suitable knit for my Hummingbird top. To Mood I go!

    PS-Nice hubbies are awesome!


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