Emerald Green Peplum


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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