Sunday, May 6, 2012

Nautical Peplum Top DIY

When I saw this lighthouse fabric, I was instantly drawn to the nautical vibe of it.  I briefly thought of making this into a skirt but I decided it would be more fun as a peplum top.  I'm also in midst of making a little dress for Baby E in the same fabric :)

Trying to figure out what looks best with it.  Are the red pants too much?

DIY Nautical Peplum Top
DIY Blue Pencil Skirt
New York & Co Slim Crop Pants (slimmed legs for better fit)
Gap Always Skinny Jeans

Melie Bianco Ariana Bag
Gucci d'Orsay Pumps, Camel
Frye Joy Vintage Slide

Amrita Singh Sag Harbor Necklace, Lapis (buy here)

LOFT Rhinestone Bracelet
DIY Pearl Bracelet
Hermes Clic H
Timex + J. Crew Strap
DIY Leatherette Bracelet  (refashioned from belt)

On the dress form for a better photo of the silhouette

Used bodice from Simplicity 2444 and peplum (slightly modified) from vintage McCall's 2948

Do you think peplums look better with skirts or pants?

30 comments:

  1. Love the peplum. Your ability to whip on-trend pieces that look great never ceases to amaze me. I think I personally like the look of peplums with skirts... Something about peplums just makes me think of lady-like skirts.

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    1. Thanks Mingming! It definitely helps that I'm on maternity leave and can work on things when the kiddos are asleep or playing nearby :)

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  2. I am loving this top! I want one !

    honeyfullife.com

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  3. I like it with both skirts and pants. Nice job!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! Glad that it looks ok both ways :)

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  4. the red pants look is my favorite, actually. the top is adorable!! you're being so crafty recently :)

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    1. Thanks Amber! There will be many crafty things up until I return to work in September :)

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  5. I don't think the red pants are too much at all! I love all three looks. You are SO talented, SPG : )

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  6. I always love your DYIs. The blouse is beautiful.

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  7. I think it looks super cute with your red pants to go with the whimsical feel of the peplum top. Red white and blue are perfect colors for summer :)

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  8. I love the peplum paired with the pants :) Great DIY SPG ~ and on trend too!

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  9. You do indeed love nautical! And peplum is so on trend!
    I love the top with all the bottoms!
    And I LOVE DIY leather bracelet. Do you have a link to the project?

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I have a future post on the leather bracelet - but it's just a belt that I cut down from F21 :)

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  10. Can you make me one pretty please? You're are so talented. The top is super cute is looks greats in all three outfits. I can't wait to see the print as a dress on baby Erin.

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    1. Aw, thanks Ying! I'm afraid my sewing isn't yet good enough for others but I hope it will be someday!

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  11. I personally like a peplum with a skirt. I don't know why. I haven't really considered peplum to be a good shape for my body. It's a hit or miss kind of thing.

    Really great job! I need to learn how to sew better. My sewing skils are limited to cushion covers and pillow cases. And they don't look very good either.

    Helen @ dietingfashions.com

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  12. I'm just in awe that you could just whip something up like that. I've never considered peplum for myself but I love it on others.

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  13. Love it! And love it with red the most! How amazing that you can add your own twist with the trend.

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  14. Ugh, can I please just hire you to make all my clothes for me? I pay a lot to Loft, so I can definitely pay you!! ; )

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    1. Aww, you are so sweet! Thank you for your kind comment, Paige! My sewing is definitely not up to par for selling yet :)

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  15. hey, you! hope you had a nice wknd. i've been looking for the perfect peplum... and you did an amazing job w/ this. certainly a better choice than a skirt, imo. :) the first look is my fave... because the shoes are a good balance and contrast with the bottoms you have on. but all three are great. just saying if i had to choose, lol. i absolutely love your necklace, and the fabric choice is just perfect!
    hope you had a great week!! :)
    xoxo
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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  16. Cute top! You're so crafty :)

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  17. I've enjoyed wearing peplums with pants and skirts so I'm for both! Love your Nautical Peplum DIY, gorgeous!

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  18. gosh you can really sew girl! i love the last look, how you pair it with dark pants. I actually don''t own any peplums at all and mostly bc i dont think i would look right in it. boo.

    have a great mother's day weekend!

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  19. Oh my gosh, hun! I love the DIY. So freakin' cute. :) I'm a peplum lover myself and have sewed a few. I adore the print on this one you made.

    Hope you have a great Friday and cheers to the weekend! Yippee!

    xx Love & Aloha
    http://elisharon.blogspot.com

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  20. Cute peplum top!

    xo Ashleigh

    www.thedaileigh.com

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  21. i think it works either way, but i do love it w/those cuffed jeans. i dont think the red jeans are too much either.

    this is seriously just as good as the H&M ones!! can we see babe E's uniform using this mat'l?

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  22. Omg that is sooo cute! I think the peplum looks better with the fitted pencil skirt. =)

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