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Peplum topp with knit fabric

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Cute, Romantic, Classic
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What materials did you use? knit fabric

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What are you most proud of? The lace on the top with the vertical lines helps soften the look. It made the whole top I think. Also I made sure to make it long enough just longer than my wides point of thighs... It makes me look slimmer.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I actually only overlocked/Serged the ends... and nothing more. Super easy and fast. Choose a 3 thread overlock with short length and it looks fine as an edging. Hoping it will hold in wash as well... :-D I will say that I actually went back and adder proper endings as the overlock was NOT enough. It folds up to easily and the threads gets easily caught on something. Advice: incorporate styling advices for your body shape in your design. I am hourglass-ish/chello as my shoulders a slightly narrower than my hips. So my design choices was based on that I have big boobs (added the lace to soften) big tummy (made it not to tight) and big hips (made the skirt longer to fit me right below my widest point)

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Really nice.

12/07/2013 Flag

Nice nice nice!!

12/29/2013 Flag

I love your top! Looks great. Nice fabric, like the square trim.

12/30/2013 Flag

Thanks. The square trim...yes.. it makes HUGE difference. As my boobs are large... I tend to look alot like a big square on top so needed something to break that up. Usually a V-neck.. so had to think outside the box.. as I was playing with the Lace-tape... I suddenly came over this semi square shape. carefully placed according to my boobs.

01/31/2014 Flag

Beautiful top! Very flattering and I love that you used knit. Did you change the sizing at all because of the knit?

01/28/2014 Flag

Thanks :-D No I did not alter the size. I fiddled with the darts a bit... but other than that no.. I guess it could have been smaller.. but I didn't want anything too tight over my tummy.

01/31/2014 Flag

FAB! The lace was a terrific addition!

03/27/2014 Flag