Painted Black Peplum Top

2 Feb

Last week I wrote that I’m about to sew a peplum top (I know I’m a bit late for this trend…) I finished it on wednesday but saturday is the first day of the week when daylight and free time come together (and I need both to take photos).

My turban style hat was quite popular on BurdaStyle. So if you are interested in sewing one yourself, this is the tutorial I followed.

I based my top on the pattern  #114 BurdaStyle 08/2012. I chose the smallest size available which was a 34 (XS). In the end the most time consuming part was adjusting the fit. You read a lot about Small Bust Adjustment and stuff on sewing blogs. But I almost always have to do the Skinny Dwarf Adjustment (SDA :) ) This time I forgot to shorten the bodice. Now the final result is not as short as the original. But this way I can wear it with leggings (Keep in mind: leggings are no pants! :) ) I used some other long sleeves from Burda I already had from another project (because I didn’t want to trace one more piece from the confusing pattern sheet than necessary). I had to take in several cm on the bodice and the sleeves. I added black cuffs to the sleeves to bring back the colour of the skirt part. The final adjustement was the neckline. I made it wider and droped the facings for my beloved facing stripes. This normal facing thing never works for me when working with jersey…

neckline peplum top

Neckline with black facing stripe

The final step was painting it black :) I thought of Bob Ross while doing it. But I didn’t do happy little trees. I just wanted some rough brush strokes to create a kind of ombré look.

painted black pelum top

…I want it painted black…

I like how the black an the very pale green go together.

peplum top burda

peplum top burda

Nice detail: The top is longer in the back and the seamline between bodice and skirt part is curved

Yesterday I bought an app for my phone to organize my fabric stash, patterns and projects. Now I’m photographing and describing my fabrics. Beside that I will maybe find some time to finally sew the denim skirt I planned to make last year… maybe :)
Thank you for joyning me in this sewing adventure… there are more to come…

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5 Responses to “Painted Black Peplum Top”

  1. karen February 2, 2013 at 20:50 #

    Really cool looking and what a great idea to share!

  2. Vanessa February 3, 2013 at 10:28 #

    This is great ! I like the experimental approach.

  3. sadiethesewingmachine February 3, 2013 at 17:04 #

    Really nice! I’m tempted to try something similar… :)

  4. Joanne June 21, 2013 at 21:15 #

    Wow. I love your version of this top! I have it marked as a favorite in that issue if burda. If I feel inspired to do some fabric dyeing someday I think I’ll try to do it like yours.
    What app are you using to keep track of your fabrics?

    • schmidten June 24, 2013 at 19:12 #

      The app is called Sewing Kit. You can not only organize your fabric stash. You can save sewing patterns and measurements of people you sew for too.

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