Sunday, January 27, 2013

Plaid Peplum DIY Project

I started this project quite a bit ago and only just now got around to taking photos of it.  Inspired by Phiphi's tartan peplum, I made this out of a navy / hunter green plaid fabric.  I also made a removable collar to layer underneath this top and my sweaters.  I do love a good interchangeable piece :)


 How I wore it:
DIY Peplum Top
Old Navy Bow Belt, LOFT Blazer, and F21 Necklace (all old)

I got to try out Hog Island Oysters with Ping yesterday and we met Karen for a little shopping afterwards.  We, unfortunately, did not find any vintage treasures, but I did find out they are fellow green tea enthusiasts and we plan to get together again soon for some green tea tiramisu (the one from Jess's instagram) :)  It is so lovely to be able to get together with fellow bloggers!

Top: Clam Chowder
Bottom: Oyster Stew
Right: Grilled Cheese
Mmm, mmm good!

Waiting for our food (Ping on left, me on right)

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

19 comments:

  1. Love the plaid peplum! Adding a removable collar is genius! You're all about the revamping the peplum style.

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  2. The Peplum turned out great!!

    http://www.mythriftychic.com/

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  3. The peplum looks so chic...and drooling over the food pics!

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  4. So jealous of your meet up with Ping and Karen! The food looks amazing!

    Especially love the peplum with the jacket.

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  5. That is so cute! Did you use a pattern, make your own, or was it somewhere in between?

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    1. Hi! I used the bodice from McCall M5972 (http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m5972-products-10559.php?page_id=108) and then just pleated an approximately 55x9" strip onto the bottom :)

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  6. Great peplum top! I love peplums. That removable collar is pretty nifty.

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  7. the top looks fantastic! you did such a great job, as always!

    i hope you had fun at the meet-up! xox P

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  8. it was so good to hang out with you again! i'm really glad the boys hit it off and had fun without us. LOL.
    thanks for all the sewing tips too! :D
    we'll have together soon to try the green tea tiramisu!

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  9. S, thank you for indulging my request for a HIO photo! YUM. I miss their chowder so, so much :(

    I love when you take run-of-the-mill silhouettes and add your own variation. Case in point, the removable collar is genius! This is on par with the removable peplum and ruffles on the one-shouldered dress as my favorites.

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  10. What a cute top and love the interchangeability too! Genius! I love matcha!!!

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  11. Love the versatility of your top and you've styled it perfectly with the bow belt, necklace, and blazer! LOVE IT! xoxo

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  12. Love this and Love the detachable collar! How smart of you to keep the collar detached!!

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  13. Thanks for all the sharing....you're an inspiration to all my sewing projects... :)

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  14. Beautiful photo of you girls and I love seeing all of your DIY projects! Yes to green tea tiramisu soon! :)

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    1. Eee! Excited about having foodie friends!

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  15. how preppy and fun! this has to be one of my faves of your DIY diva-skills. the shape and removable collar are so striking

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