Last week my thesis committee gave me the go ahead to start writing my thesis! YAHOO! My defense date is set for August 26th…which is very very quickly approaching. However, I’ve come up with a good strategy to stay motivated to write – I use sewing as a reward! Write a few pages and I get to go sew a few seams :)
My latest project is Simplicity 1590, a re-released retro pattern with a cute little peplum and scoopneck.
I must thank Instagram for opening my mind and seeing this top as a success. I thought the top was really cute on the dress form but not on me. As you can see in my message below, I thought the peplum stood out way too far because my hips are quite abrupt. Thank you to everyone who convinced me to see otherwise! Sometimes I focus way too much on the little problems without noticing the bigger picture. It does still stand out more than I would normally like, but when my arms are down, it’s barely noticeable.
I used a white Maggy London eyelet fabric that I purchased from FabricMart and pearl snaps from SnapSource. I’m wearing it here with my pink Grainline skirt – LOVE this skirt.
I’m surprised how well the neckline and shoulders fit me. I’ve made tops before with dropped shoulders like this and they’ve never turned out so nicely.
I’m not wearing anything but a bra underneath this top in the pictures! Ohh la la! But I don’t think you can barely notice and the facings help mask any see-through near the bust.
After much consideration, I decided to use fusible interfacing for the facings, despite the fact that my fabric has many intentional holes in it. I used Pro Sheer Elegance Light and I didn’t have any trouble getting it to adhere nor with the glue transferring to the surface below. Fingers crossed there are no issues in the wash…
If I make this again I think I’ll try it in a silk fabric so the peplum falls more softly over my hips.