Don't get me wrong, I liked the design from the first time I flicked through the mag, but it's the cut and fit that are that awesome. Very figure flattering.
With most dresses that have a fittet bodice and a flowy skirt, I'd do a muslin first. But as I only wanted to use up scrap fabric anyway, I skipped that step and thankfully never came to regret it.
It fits like a glove. I'm so happy with it.
Obviously I didn't make dresses. I made some more peplum tops. I had some leftovers of the beautifully printed cotton I used to make this skirt. Usually I'm not too fussy about leftover fabrics. I don't like to have them laying around but these were just to nice to throw away. But what to do with a few bits and pieces?
Matching the print was possible in the front but I couldn't make it happen in the back. Especially as I needed some fabric for the lining. I also like about the pattern that I learned a new lining technique. It took me a while to get the full grip of the instructions but in the end it worked like a charm.
|not quite long enough yet, to do the hair mustache|
For the bottom panels I just took the pattern waist masurements and drafted two thirds of a circle to match the front and back. And then, as I didn't like how long it ended up being in the front, I decided to give it the high-low-hem-treatment again.
And I didn't stop there. Remember how I told you that I had some printed fabric left from the Alexander blouse?! I used it up to make a second version of this peplum top.
Again just enough fabric to make it. Not enough fabric for a lining but I just finished the edges this time with self fabric bias tape.
I shortened the bottom panels a bit. I love how the peplum has just enough flare to make the waist look small without enlarging the hips.
Both tops have a side zipper. I rarely use patterns multiple times but I've got the strong feeling that I'm going to make the dress version of it, too, at some point.
Have a nice day, everyone. Thanks for reading.