I bought the fabric on Friday because fabric with threadspools on them is just impossible to resist for a Sewcialist 🙂 I wanted to make a Darling Ranges dress out of it but I also wanted to add a collar (I love collars!). Because I was afraid it would be too much, I decided to try my first peplum top ever.
This is probably the nicest thing I ever made. This might possibly look even better on the inside than on the outside. French seams everywhere! Every fricking seam!! I pressed, I measured, I unpicked until it was completely perfect! I had never made or worn a peplum top before but I really love how it looks (I’m keeping the reveal for a Me-Made-May’13 post)
My boyfriend didn’t really like it though. He thought it made me look pregnant and he wants me to sew less print. Too bad for him then, because I love it and I love the fact that I’m finally brave enough to wear prints!
Some of you may have noticed that I have a new dress form. It’s a vintage dress form that they were going to throw out at the school were I work. I saved it from the dump and took it home. I need to recover it because the cover has some tears and some waterstains from a leak. But seriously this is what I wanted and it already makes my clothes look nicer than the adjustable one.
Any ideas for a name for my new dress form. She deserves it!