FINISHED! A palette cleansing peplum

This make was a bit of a palette cleanser to a 'slightly disastrous top' that I was making out of the most perfect striped blue silk that I bought in Paris.. but let's not think about that now.  You've seen this pattern recently. Yes, it's that peplum top again from the Japanese pattern book 'Clean and Natural'.  Can't get enough peplum! Please don't be disappointed with me buying two pieces of fabric from the same store and using the same pattern for both of them. I just really love this pattern at the moment and it just seemed to be perfect for this fabric.
The fabric is Blue Marine Irouleguy (code: 18009763,01)  which I bought from La Droguerie in Strasbourg with Christine.  It's quite a sheer cotton with an embroidered pattern.  I thought that I would need to wear something under it but so far it's actually fine and not at all see through.
The top is made exactly like last time, although the neck is slightly larger on this make - not on purpose, but just because the fabric is more fluid and it might have something to do with the slight fraying that happened around the neck despite it being stay stitched.  Again, I used a self covered button on the back closure.  I unpicked quite a few seams to get the matching just right. I could have probably made the sleeves 1cm shorter, but it's not a show stopper.
I've been wearing both my 'Clean and Natural' peplums heaps and I'm completely in love with the silhouette.. But right now, I'm in a sewing lull. I've got ideas but am struggling to sew anything. So, until I find some time and some sewjo in order to tackle projects with a bit of confidence, it is viva la peplum! 

30 comments:

  1. I like your peplums, and there's nothing at all wrong about making an awesome style that suits you! (says she of the drape drape 2 #4 top...)
    - and lets just take a moment to admire your fabrics - divine!! I love the blues in this outfit, especially the difference in this cotton from a distance & up close - gorgeous!!

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  2. That fabric + that pattern + your shoes = perfection.

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  3. ‘Palette cleanser’, that’s the perfect description. I’m making one at the moment, after just too much silk, and disasters. Your fabric is divine and a
    very pretty top. I’m in awe of those who tackle the Japanese pattern books and can wear the look.

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  4. What a great top to show of that stunning fabric!

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  5. Again, just lovely and very you! Do you think the sewing lull is caused by the change in seasons? I've kind of ground to a halt whilst I re-group and think about seasonal sewing. I never get excited about cold weather garments and making, except for knitting. But this year I think I am actually going to sew a few things. Even jeans! Eventually...

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  6. Such great fabric and a very cute pattern-fabric combo.....Meh - my sewjo is a bit flattened by autumn arriving in melbourne literally like a switch being flicked. But I went through my stash today and rearranged all my fabrics for autumn/winter and felt a bit rejuvenated.

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  7. Amazing fabric! I've never made peplum tops because my hips are quite wide, but your top looks so good on you that I may give it a try!

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  8. I'm loving this look!! The fabric and pattern are a match made in heaven!

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  9. Gutted for you about the striped silk!!! This looks so lovely though and he fabric is a dream! Hope you can save the silk somehow! :-)

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  10. 12 out of 10, Kirsty, I love it! I think the "fluid-ity" (is that a word?) is perfect for this pattern. Thinking it would work well in a viscose too...go on, make a third! :)

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  11. I really like what you've done with the fabric and pattern combination - the top looks not only comfortable and practical but also really flattering. Very inspiring....

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  12. jen The Stitcher and GathererMarch 11, 2015 at 10:06 PM

    It's lovely fabric and I need a simple make or two soon too...totally get that!! The style suits you lots xx

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  13. Thanks Merche! I loved your photo shoot in Paris - so chic xx

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  14. I now think I need a palette cleanser of the palette cleanser!

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  15. Thanks Nicola, I am really loving this style at the moment!

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  16. Oh don't tempt me!!! I probably need to prove to myself that I can make something else ..first!

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  17. I am sure that I can do something with the silk - all isn't lost, but this is a good win for now.

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  18. Thanks Inna - I have to start making something other than peplum tops - but I'm kind of addicted now!

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  19. Thanks Sarah. What a great idea to go through the stash!

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  20. I think you are right. And I'm struggling a little bit with time at the moment. Need to stick with a few TNTs to get the old confidence back!

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  21. Thanks Charlotte. The fabric is just beautiful.

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  22. Thanks Barbara. Yes, after too much silk a palette cleanser is definitely required!

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  23. Awh, thanks Nici! The fabric is beautiful and so me. I don't think I'd have got so much into peplums if I didn't sew. There are some clothes, like drape drape, that you just don't find in the shops. Yay for sewing and finding our style x

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  24. Ohhh I love both side of this fabric! And a palette cleanser win!

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  25. Stunning fabric! ... The pattern is perfect for showing it off... I love it, looks amazing and it's a great style on you ... no matter how many of these peplum tops you make :)

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  26. Great top Kirsty! I love the fabric! If a pattern works for you, why not make is in multiples?

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