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Pretty in Peplum: The Top

Yesterday I talked about the dresses while testing the new Pretty in Peplum Dress/Top pattern by Abby of Sew Much Ado, and today I’m back with my top version.

This top was sewn with the last version of the test pattern. The bodice is about an inch longer and the skirt on this one is about 5/8″ longer then the dress versions I shared yesterday. Again, I sewed up a size 4 with 5 length. It this one was bang on the money for A! I also pinched the neckline a little bit off center. It was totally unintentional, but turned out pretty neat so I rolled with it. I’m also thinking it would be a fun spot for a brooch or a little bow or something.

The fabric I used for this top is a cotton/spandex blend from King Textiles that I grabbed last summer. And apparently they still have some! So if you’re in the Toronto area, make sure to make a trip there, it’s super soft! And honestly really easy to work with.

I’m really happy with how this top has turned out! And so is A…which is a real bonus since again, we’ve stayed away from pink. I think this girl is finally letting go of her all pink wardrobe. Can’t wait to see what else I get to sew up for her now!

Have you grabbed your copy of the pattern yet? I’d love to see what you guys are making!

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    Lightning McStitch
    September 21, 2014 at 3:18 am

    It is cute! I agree, that a little bow made of the same fabric will make the gathered neckline look totally deliberate and like some awesome feature!

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    Kerrie Erb
    September 22, 2014 at 4:07 am

    It is really cute…and yes, the pinch lends itself well to a little add-on!

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