Emerald Green Peplum

1/31/17


I've still been working with knits lately, mainly because they're so easy to wear.  Plus I'm getting so comfortable sewing with knits (YAY!).  When I'm looking for more knit patterns I like to find tops that are not only easy to wear but have a special something to them.  So when I came across this Very Easy Vogue (V9056) pattern late last year, I thought it would be a cute addition to my handmade wardrobe. 
Plus I don't think I've owned a peplum top before.  I found this pretty emerald green double knit at Joann's.  This color has been a fall/winter favorite this season.  When cutting the pattern I ended up cutting one size smaller (size 10, view B) than my measurements.  I've been finding that most commercial patterns run big, so going a size down has been working out.


Now, I have to be honest, I'm not sure that I love this top.  When I tried it on the word "maternity" crossed my mind.  (Ugh!  No more maternity tops for this gal!)  For my photo shoot I decided to wear my high-waisted skinny jeans hoping that they'll hold me in and it won't read "Is she preggers?"  Be honest with me, does this look like a maternity top?

I think one thing that might help is that the peplum part of the shirt be lower.  The seam hits right under my chest and I think that's the part that's throwing me off.


I'm not sure that I would make this top again.  However I'm not going to give up on peplum tops completely.  Now I have a place to work from and what to look for in my next peplum top patterns.  Any suggestions of other fit details to keep in mind would be greatly appreciated! :)


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