I’ve been pattern testing again, this time for the lovely Ari (also known as) Max California who is starting out her range of patterns, her work is super funky and really fun, I can already tell she’s putting a lot of work and love in to her first patterns and I’m sure this peplum will be a big fat hit! I’d been dying to make a Peplum top for ages, so when I was chosen for the testing team I was pretty darned excited, perhaps it was fate! It also just happened that I needed to make a special piece for the Super Hero Showcase at Showcase Handmade UK, so you know the phrase, two birds … one stone… and a special submission was born!
Ok, in case you haven’t heard of a Peplum, it’s basically a top that comes in at the waistline and then has a little flared skirt, it gives a bit of an hour-glass look and is a really cute design for little girls when teamed up with leggings or skinny jeans, I just love that little flared skirt. I wanted to emphasise the skirt so I made this one in a pretty coordinating lime print by Deena Designs. Isn’t that skirt just adorable?!
I used a German import Super Hero fabric, available from Celtic Fusion Fabrics here.
Now there was just one tiny downside to this top, which is expected with any pattern testing, the arm holes are a bit too long and sloped - this is being revised for round two of testing, but means the top would look better with a long-sleeved top underneath – I’ll post a side view so you can see exactly what I mean…
and the back, well the back is simply stunning, it has a row of pearl snaps to make the top really easy to get on and off - the snaps match the fabric perfectly and I just love the splash of extra colour.
I’ll be selling this top in the Super Hero Showcase here on Friday 7th June at 8pm, this top is made up in size 3-4 years and is being modelled by my 3.5 year old (just to give you an idea of fit) I have discounted the cost to reflect that the top would look best layered and is a bargain at £14 plus postage.