Kwik Sew Peplum

I finished this the other day. It is Kwik Sew 4112 – a double peplum top. The pattern sizes for this run from XS to XL. I made this in medium. I combined View B which has the neck I want with View A, which is just a regular sleeveless top. I didn’t want to add the sleeve flange which is part of View B. I also added piping around the waist seam just to break up the pattern of the fabric a bit. 


I always like the things with princess seams since it’s a more flattering fit for me. This is a pretty simple top to make. It took me longer to get the piping in the way I wanted than anything else, so next time, I’ll probably just leave that out. 





Even though the fabric stores around here are getting in their Fall material now, I still have more summer sewing I want to get done! After all, it’s only the second full day of summer here in the mid-Atlantic region, so we have a lot of very hot, very humid weather to get through.

Happy sewing everyone!

Spring has sprung…or so they say

I finished the Colette Patterns Clover pants #1019 that I’ve been working on. It took 3 muslins of different sizes to get it right. But, once I found the right size, I didn’t have to make any fit alterations. I made Version 1, which is the longer pant. The only “change’ I made is that I did not include the pockets.

I wanted a floral print pant, so I found this fabric at G Street Fabrics. It’s a stretch cotton.

But, since I wasn’t sure how to wear something like this, I tried it on with some different style tops and shoes. I personally like the one above for very casual wear. Here are the other pictures.

The peplum and heels dresses it up a bit. Anyway, I think the pattern is great. I would make this again in a solid (and maybe a different type of floral). This is actually an easy pattern to put together and doesn’t take long to make, by the way.