A peplum pattern crush
Be warned my dear readers, this is going to be the first of many times I use this pattern. I’ve developed another serious pattern crush!
What pattern I hear you ask? The front cover worthy Peplum Pullover from Tomomi Okawa’s Clean and Natural.
Long time readers will know that I love a sack dress or oversized top and I shy away from more fitted silhouettes. Being forty, and clearly more fearless, and having found my way back to my pre-children weight, I decided to give this peplum thing (better late than never right?) a try. I was super excited with the results, and hence my brain has been in peplum planning over-drive ever since!
The Peplum Pullover is drafted with a high neckline and I’m not a fan of chokingly high necklines. So, I pulled out my trusty TNT Ottobre Painted Rose Top hoping to redraft a similar neckline. I was overjoyed to find that the shoulder slopes on the two patterns were identical (I kid you not!) so this was the easiest neckline redraft ever. Happy days!
With the front and the back necklines scooped out I could easily get this top over my head, so I eliminated the centre back seam and did away with the suggested closure. Sometimes I’m all about simplifying the sewing!
I’m starting to get hooked on Japanese sewing patterns and I know I’m not alone. Do you own, or have borrowed (there are some awesome public libraries out there… just saying…) this book or others like it? Do you have plans to sew Japanese patterns? Has the peplum craze hit your sewing room? Do you experiment and try new silhouettes? I’m all ears… do tell…
Pattern: Peplum Pullover from Clean and Natural by Tomomi Okawa
Fabric: Japanese Tana Lawn from Spotlight
Alterations: Scooped out the front and back necklines using my TNT woven tee pattern and eliminated centre back seam and closure.
Accessories: Scarf by Primoeza & boots purchased at Scarlet Jones.