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. (http://pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=hammer%20pants) 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.
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.I’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.I 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.