Thursday, October 18, 2012

Peplum Magic

Husband was so sweet to take me on an impromptu drive to scenic Mahone Bay this morning where he took these pictures for me. I love a drive in the fall and the leaves delivered a beautiful show.

I made this cute peplum top from yet another NewLook pattern. I did make a few changes, I used the bodice of view C, the peplum of view A and my own sleeves. The sleeves included in this pattern are pleated on the shoulder and for someone who has a decent set of shoulders for a girl, I am careful not to make them appear any wider than they are. So I made another sleeve with just a hint of a gather at the shoulder. A peplum is great for balancing out sturdy shoulders and creating an instant hourglass figure. 

I bought this mosaic patterned fabric for a steal (of course) and it was pretty easy to work with. I like that although it is a softer fabric it wasn't sheer. Making it modest without having to layer a cami underneath. 
While today I paired this top with my cropped jeans and blazer for a more laid back look, I can't wait to remix it with a pencil skirt or black trousers and a belt to dress it up as well.

A leisurely fall drive wouldn't be complete without a little off-roading in the Jeep. Thanks Handsome for NOT getting us stuck. Hiking out in those heels would have been a whole lot of CRAZY!


  1. Your making me want to haul out my sewing machine. Thanks for the inspiration girlfriend!