Friday, January 10, 2014

Penelope Peplum....for ME!

I've mostly shied away from sewing for myself because I'm super picky about the way clothes fit. It's hard to find patterns that I like and feel like I will actually wear. I've been wanting to sew more for myself and sew more with knits. A New Year's resolution of sorts.... Enter the Penelope Peplum. A pattern using knits and for me! (Which is, by the way, on sale until January 31st).  I couldn't wait to get started. After I got the pattern I visited the Hancock Fabrics in Tacoma and stumbled upon a whole table of garment remnants for $3.95/yard. All of the fabric on this table was better than anything I saw on the shelves and way less expensive. I was thrilled! So I picked out a few with this peplum top in mind, went home and got to work. I am loving the end result. I know I will be wearing these tops (in fact I wore the black one all day yesterday while sewing the cream one!) and I'm sure that I'll be making a few more quite possible after another trip to Hancock Fabrics.
Now - please excuse the bad photos. I'm realizing it would be super helpful to have a tripod and a remote for my camera. My husband had fun taking these pictures but he might have got a little annoyed at all my directions.

Black knit with a subtle herringbone pattern.

Cream knit with a teeny tiny black polka dot.

 If you like to sew and want to make something for yourself - I would highly recommend this pattern. Not only is it on sale right now at See Kate Sew but she is also doing a sew-along. She'll walk you through all the steps on sewing this patterns and soon you will have your very own Penelope Peplum.

What do you think?
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1 comment:

Tim Rake said...

You look great and your seeing creations are fantastic!