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Peplum topp with knit fabric

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Romantic, Classic, Cute
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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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You've done a great job. Love it.

11/14/2014 Flag

You did a great job! I am going to follow your lead and try a knit as well. Thanks.

01/27/2015 Flag

Wonderful design addition! The lace frames your face. I like the additional length on the peplum. You are quite the diva!

04/02/2015 Flag

Thank you all for great compliments! I am really happy about this. Only regret was that the quality of the knit was not great so after some use it expanded. But no worries... I just took my serger and sewed it in about 2" on each side. And now it fits again :-)

04/03/2015 Flag

You did a great job. Love the length. How much did you add by the way? You look stunning.

07/20/2015 Flag