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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Kate Spade inspired peplum top V8815

 Took photos and headed out the door! Where I hear you
ask? To the grocery store, yep I sure did! LOL... Rocked my leopard print
in the grocery store lol!



Kate Spade peplum top 268.00
:(

 I have been managing to get quite a few garments done since they've packed up our house. I don't know, crazy right? LOL.  Well, I as I mentioned in my last post, I have seriously been hit by the Pintrest bug. I am seeming to find more inspiration than I often times know what to do with. Well, I just so happened to pin this  animal print peplum top from Kate Spade, which is retailing for 268.00, yes, 268.00 dollars!
My peplum top 20.00 including notions :)


No pulling across the bust and this fabric a cotton sateen even has less stretch
than the first V8815 made in stretch twill




 This is my second go at this pattern. My first version, which I love btw; however, it had some pulling across the bust in the first version. I may even redo it ,who am I kidding? I know that will lol..I have the fabric and all!

Did I do an FBA you say? Well no, I didn't, as a matter a fact. I just graded out to the next size below the bust for the extra room...And yay, look, no pulling across the bust! Now, I'm sure I've broken some kinda of sacred sewing law. Yeah, I could have done an FBA, but hey I'm a "Tim Gunn"  "Make it work" kinda 
of gal!








That invisible zipper is looking mighty fine if I say so myself,
and I do say so LOL.... Thanks to my new invisible zipper foot
*Look how great the seams add up*
Just white bias tape....Used what I had on hand..
Another pic for the road just in case you forgot what it looks like BAHAHAHA!
I know it's pic heavy, just flow with me :)

This version came together in about one day, minus I dragged my feet for two on hemming! What can I say, I detest hemming, like, really! This fabric was a dream to work it's a cotton sateen, although, it didn't have as much stretch as thought.

 Which is why I'm glad that I  graded below the armhole and down. I needed the extra room..However, great fabric to work with none the less.Well, that's all I have for now ladies. I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!
Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!

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36 comments:

  1. Magnificent! You're making me wish that I had some animal print fabric.

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  2. You are on fire. lol. I envy your productivity. This is really beautiful. I am trying to convince myself not to make the Butterick dress you made for Easter

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    1. Why thanks Dibs lol! You should try the Butterick dress it would look just smashing on you!

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  3. I love the animal print peplums, posted a cutie on my pinterst pix post. You rock it as usual, so much better than the model. Sorry model. Yeah am like you, if it works do it. I think they call it cheaters FBA, and do it a lot on knits. I haven't made a top yet but been doing my homework, been petrified of FBA's lol.

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    1. Thanks Sassy T. Yeah, that's it cheater FBA, but hey, whatever works right lol... I'll be on the lookout for your peplum top, as I know it will be fierce daaarling lol!

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  4. Ok, I was feeling pretty dang frisky with my version until I saw this!!!! Oh, leopard- you are the peplum queen in my book. Beautiful.

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  5. OMG, now I'm blushing :) Prttynpnk, thanks so much! I saw your version and you rocked your as well! Thank you for the beautiful words!

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  6. Okay....if you gotta go to the grocery store you might as well be FLY! Love it. You knocked this off nicely and you definitely made it work! NICE work!

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    1. Thanks GodsgirlT! I agree if you just have to go the grocery store than you might as well be fly lol..

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  7. Love it, what a great knock off yours looks just as good if not better, take that Kate Spade.

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  8. This is marvellous! You look fantastic, and your knock off is spot on!

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  9. You are rocking that top. Love it.

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  10. You look positively gorgeous in this top. I have always said if girl can't wear high heels to the supermarket, where can she wear them? Rock those produce aisles!

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    1. Okay, blushing yet again :) You ladies sure know how to make someone feel great! Thanks Bunny!

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  11. Hot Mama! I LOVE you in this top---you look amazing!!!!

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  12. Your peplum top looks lovely on you, and I love your choice of printed fabrics! Great job on the invisible zipper also.

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  13. Everything about this top is great! The last one made me buy the pattern...this one has my heart racing with anticipation to complete one! Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much Myra! I can't wait to your gorgeous top!

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  14. So CUTE and the fabric is AWESOME!!! :)

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  15. I love Kate Spade, so of course am in love with your animal print peplum. Not to mention, you have the perfect red lip in these photos -- I hope to one day find the right red for me!

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    1. Thanks meli88a! This is my favorite lipstick at the moment.."Certainly Red" by Revlon...

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  16. Love your top~! I especially love the animal print!

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  17. Great top! I love the animal print trend! I think I like your print better than the RTW version!

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  18. A-dor-able!!!! I Love it! You have renewed my idea to learn to sew, this was onmy "TO-DO" list this summer but I didn't follow up. *kcks rocks* I'm gonna do it though! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks Juanette! You should totally learn to sew, it's really a lot of fun...

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  19. How CUTE! I just love it in that animal print! I must get this pattern out of my stash and make it up. It's such a cool top and the more I see it done in prints, the more I like it!

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  20. Very glamorous.You have styled it well.

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