To Peplum or not to Peplum…

I’ve seen a lot of peplum tops and dresses around.  There are even skirts, shorts, jackets.  I don’t know what I think about the trend.  I was born in the 80s and I know that these peplum things came straight out of that era.  Some fashions just shouldn’t be given a new life… like hammer pants.  ( I have seen some current saggy crotch pants… I just can’t get on board with that one.  But, the peplum… sometimes I think it looks really chic and cool and sometimes I think it looks old fashioned and frumpy.  I think I might like it.

Well, I came across this dress and thought it was pretty cool.

I decided to give it a try.  I don’t want to spend money on something I may hate, so I decided to try making it.

I looked through my stash and found NO light colored fabric, let alone the right weight and texture.  I settled on just a trial version using this teal color.  Then I decided to try another coffee date dress, changing the neckline, changing the skirt, adding a peplum, changing the ruffle, and adding sleeves.  That’s what I did to get to this. Image

I don’t know what size to cut and the pattern does not include seams, so I just kinda winged it.  I cut the biggest size without seams and figured that might do the trick.  It worked pretty well.  If I were to do it again, though, (and I might) I’d add some length to the bodice and add some seam allowance under the arms.ImageI’m still missing my camera, so these pictures are terrible.  Grr!  I think my kiddos made off with it.  That or we left it in Idaho.  I am pretty sure it made its way home, though.ImageI don’t think I will ever wear this out in public.  I just don’t know if I’m brave enough.  Maybe I’ll try to get some cream fabric, like the original dress, and make another.Image

One response to “To Peplum or not to Peplum…”

  1. I totally think you should wear it out!!!!! It’s darling.

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