Saturday, August 18, 2012

I am back on track!

It has finally happened- I am sewing again!!!!!!

Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who were so supportive helping me get through the dry spell in sewing. Thank you! And- it worked in the most unexpected way.


Oonabaloona advised me to cut my favourite fabric, and so I did. Here it is, a sheer crepe with a light velvety animal print. I have to admit, I was terrified to cut this piece for ages, two years to be exact. I was afraid it will be a nightmare to work with and also was not sure of the best pattern. 


20 seconds of extreme insanity and I decided to make a so-often-mentioned-on-this-blog peplum top. My first attempt (THAT self-drafted pattern) was disappointing, and I was seriously considering ditching the whole idea, but I love this trend, and it would kill me not to try once more!

August Burda style magazine was staring at me for days, with a lovely yellow peplum top on the cover.  And it won, I traced the pattern and cut the fabric. Two weeks later, I got up early and locked myself in my workshop- and voila!!!! 

I cut size 34, omitted the sleeves and added a satin binding around the neckline- very cute detail, I think. The pattern was extremely easy to use, and I am quite happy with the shape. 

pardon the visible bra- it is supposed to be nude, but I have been tanning like crasy recently, so it looks very pale on me! LOL!


 It looks very retro at the back too- I am loving the shape, what do you call that in English again? Like something from the early 20th century… I think.



Read the full review post here  (with a few behind the scenes photos) ! 



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21 comments:

  1. Congratulations for getting past your dry spell!! Very pretty top, and that fabric is a gorgeous choice.

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  2. Looking stunning , darling.. great to see your creations again !

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  3. Lovely! http://threadnoir.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Lovely shape, especially from the side! I think it would look more chic with a cami underneath, but of course it's a matter of personal preference.

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  5. HAHAHA- I have to blame my tan as this bra used to be matching my skin tone so well, you wouldn't even see it. Blame Mallorka, but, seriously, definitely with a cami )))))

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  6. This is a gorgeous top Juliette and you look wonderful in it - cami or no cami!!!

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  7. Although I am not a big fan of animal prints, I love what you've done with this pattern! I like the sleeveless version and how the crepe fabric creates this beautiful airy shape! Also to defend the transparency of the fabric, I think you would look great with the black bustier underneath :)

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  8. Great to see this made up. It's on my list too. Lovely top.

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  9. this would be a great opportunity to sew a bustier, woubn't it then`???? Thanks

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  10. yes, the pattern pleasantly surprised me actually

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  11. hahaha! Merci!

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  12. Is the word you are looking for 'bustle'? I love this top, gutted I missed the august burda! :-(

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  13. This pattern is on my list too!! it's made up really well and looks lovely in the sheer fabric too!

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  14. It really works with this pattern- a pleasure to wear too!

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  15. So did you draft your own pattern or just buy and modify one?

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  16. This pattern is from August issue of Burda Style (08/2012-113). But you have to do some sort of fitting. More about the process on http://sewingandstyle.blogspot.ie/2012/08/the-making-of-peplum-top-pattern-review.html

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