Sunday, February 2, 2014

Chevron Peplum

Though I totally love the last Penelope Peplum I made (and wear it all the time), I was pretty sure it could look better on me.  But I wasn't sure what to do - a shorter/longer skirt?  different sleeves?

I started out by picking a really thin chevron knit from Girl Charlee that I thought had a nice drape that wouldn't add bulk around the portion that connects to the bodice.  I was also drawn to the black and white in the fabric.  I don't usually wear neutral colors, but thought this would look a little more dressy than most of my knit shirts.  Plus black and white are perfect for making accessories with color (like red) really pop!

I'm really in love with this fabric - it's incredibly soft and drapes just like I hoped it would.   But I'm not sure if the print is the best?  It was tough using the chevron in the gathered skirt and trying to match it to the bodice, but I think I did well enough.  

I love the cap sleeve way more than the 3/4 sleeve on me.  I cut the skirt the same size as before, but liked it long so didn't hem it.   Best decision - more like a peplum tunic now.  I see why Kate released a dress version add on to the pattern.  I want to make one next!