Cherry Blossom Peplum

by | May 14, 2018 | Clothing, Women | 4 comments

I’ve only made one peplum top before, and while I like it, I’m not in LOVE with it.  But I’m glad I gave puplums another go, because I’m really liking how this cherry blossom peplum turned out.  It skims and slims me instead of accentuating how my belly has stretched to grow some babies.

Cherry Blossom Peplum With Hazelnut Handmade

As I mentioned in my post about this years Easter/Mother’s Day Dresses, I squeezed this out of the fabric left over from the girls dresses and used it as a muslin for my Who Made It Best dress.  Originally, the bodice was much too big for my bust and was very unflattering.  Plus, the shoulders weren’t wide enough.  I started pinning out extra fabric until the bodice was quite form fitting and decided I was changing the design style with so much fitting.

I started over, widened the shoulders 1/2 inch each, performed my very first SBA on woven and princess seams and sewed this peplum to try out my alterations before cutting into the border print.  And luckily, it turned out to be a very wearable muslin!

Cherry Blossom Peplum With Hazelnut Handmade

One of the reasons I like this peplum is that the pleats help the waist stay slim while letting the top flare around my hips.  And this poplin is really a dream because it holds the pleats quite well-even after washing.  Ironing is not my friend so being able to pull it out of the dryer and have it look pretty good is huge.

Cherry Blossom Peplum With Hazelnut Handmade

Originally I made this cherry blossom peplum to go with this shimmery, silvery pencil skirt because Nut#2 has sparkly sliver shoes to wear with her dress.  I thought it would tie in and look good.  However, pretty much everyone in my family doesn’t think they go together.  So I’m pulling out this khaki pencil skirt to wear with it instead.  The khaki is a little more business wear than evening wear.

 

Which skirt would you style the cherry blossom peplum with?

 

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