I’m in love with peplum tops! But, for some reason, they don’t look right on me. I don’t know if it’s because I have long legs and I feel like they make me look short-torsoed <<is that a word?>> Or, is it because they are usually made in an ultra-feminine floral type fabric and I’m not that in to florals for myself…
Whatever the reason, my love for them is easily satisfied by sewing one up for my sweet punk and watching her look adorable in it! This particular pattern is by Popolock Design and is the Nova Top. It was an easy sew and is very well constructed. The bodice is fully lined and includes a back zipper. I will definitely be making a few more for her Kindergarten collection (more on that soon)!
I love the unique bodice and the ability to use a mix of fabrics that satisfy my need to combine fabrics together. The leopard print is from Anna Maria Horner’s Field Study Collection called Spotted in the Crowd. The floral is a fabric I immediately ordered once I saw it, and have now cut it all up and can’t find the designer or name (lame!). If anyone out there can tell me what it is, leave me a comment!
These adorable shorts are from Green Bee Patterns and are the Anya Shorts. The paper pattern also comes with a top/dress (haven’t sewn it yet, but soon!). Again, easy to sew and the instructions were spot on. I would highly recommend either one of these designers as a source for great sewing patterns!
Hope your summer is going well! We’re gearing up for a big trip in the next week or so, but I’m excited to be a part of a few pattern tours coming up for some awesome pattern makers. Some new, fresh designs in production, so stay tuned!
Have you seen my tutorial on a quick way to piece and cut out PDF patterns? Check it out if you are uneasy or frustrated with digital patterns!