Here is one of my latest sewing projects : a 1940s peplum top, made with a cute flowery lightweight cotton fabric. I found it in a fabric store in France, as a coupon of 3 meters for only 12 euros ! With the fabric left I made the inside of my previous retro birdie bag ;-).
The pattern is the simplicity 2027.
The pattern almost fitted well, I only had to narrow the waist (one of my recurring problem with clothes…).
What brought me questions was the facings : it didn’t contain any for the neck! Have you also used a pattern with this kind of finition? I was pretty confused.
As I wasn’t very sure my sewing machine would be able to realise perfect finitions this way, I added facing for the back neck an the front, with invisible stitches. The first time it was too wide, and gave the blouse a strange look with big shoulders haha! After a quick alteration I think it just fits well!
Piped buttonholes and woody buttons 🙂
I wore it this week end for a concert in Paris, which took place at the batofar, a canal boat on the Seine, and got a few compliments 🙂 . And HELL, the music was really grrrrrrreat! Here are some pictures of the show (Marc and the wild ones, from germany, and Slim the desperado ). Enjoy! 🙂
Thanks for reading!