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Sunday, July 29, 2012

P-P-P-Peplum!

I decided to hop on the Peplum trend while it's still current; I remember my father bringing my mother an outfit from Fifth Avenue during the mid '40's...it was a brown and white rayon crepe 2 piece dress with peplum, and included brown and white spectator pumps and a SNOOD...wow! I looked for a picture, but couldn't find one. So you'll have to look at mine...
This is M5529, OOP, but still available on the website. I made it in a new fabric from Emma One Sock
which is quite incredible...it's called a "high-tech stretch crepe", it comes in many colors, and it something I'll be using again. In my inimitable way, I pricked my thumb and managed to bleed all over this pristine white top; I popped it in the washing machine, set it on delicate, and hung the blouse out to dry. It had NO WRINKLES...


Next up was a knock-off of a Babettesf top
I happened to have just the right dotty mesh from Marcy Tilton, so I adapted B5526 and made this:

I think this will have a spot on my Sicily travel wardrobe; it's cool, adds a little texture, and covers up those UA!


I'm on a roll....

57 comments:

  1. That ensemble is very cute! Do you have enough of that dotted mesh fabric to make a snood?

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    1. Hahaha...what a great idea, Claire!

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  2. Wow Margy Iove love love both of these - you are one stylish lady - Europe had better watch out lol.

    In answer to you question on my blog - yes I want the classic bag and I have suggested Tuesday week for bag shopping and lunch in London :-) Just finished one shirt and got a couple of hours to go on the other and then done.

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    1. Thanks, Pauline...I can hardly wait to see your bag...You've earned it!

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  3. You ARE on a roll! Wow, the peplum blouse, the sleek black pants and the dotty cardi.
    WOW. You look smokn' hot.

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    1. Thank you, Robin! Smokn' hot...hmmm...sounds good to me!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous, and looks great on you - nice work!!! Anna

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  5. Your peplum top is beautiful. Your Marcy Tilton top is very beautiful as well. You did a great job. You're going to look stunning on your Sicily trip.

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  6. Yes, you are on a roll, but more to the point, someone should be paying you to model. You look fabulous!

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    1. Thanks, Rhonda...nobody has offered me $$$, so far!

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  7. Wow! Both those garments are excellent and they are very flattering on you!

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  8. Omigosh. I'd heard about both pieces, of course, but WOW, they are SO FABULOUS! And you do look smoking hot!!!

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  9. Your two tops are fabulous!! That dotty mesh is calling my name.

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    1. Thanks, Claire...grab it while you can!

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  10. Both pieces are nice but I love the cardigan! Oh my gosh is that just stunning!

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  11. You are absolutely stunning in your two new pieces. These garments are so elegant!

    Karendee

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  12. Two great pieces! They look wonderful.

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  13. The spotty 'knock-off' is brilliant, and very you! Just how many buttons are down the front???Super work on all pieces...
    ✿ Judy
    made by J

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    1. Thanks, Fran...I cheated...it's snap tape!

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  14. The peplum is nice but wow that lace cardigan! I want to knock off your knock off !

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  15. Two great looking tops. I'm off to Emma One Sock but I could not begin to look as ravishing as you do in both of those stunning blouses.

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  16. Wow - you look HOT in these tops! I especially like the cardigan, but the peplum flatters you as well. You've been very productive in the sewing room lately!

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  18. I've always liked your style but the difference since you started making more fitted garments is pretty dramatic. You look years younger. Are the pants made from your Lynda Maynard pattern? I just made an appointment with her.

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! What a nice comment...those pants are Eileen Fisher Slim Rayon Crepe Pull-Ons, a RTW favorite of mine...

      How wonderful that you have an appointment with Lynda...

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  19. I absolutely love the peplum shirt/jacket. You look great in both outfits but the peplum is totally sexy. have fun wearing all your new pieces and watch out for those Italian men :-)

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    1. LOL, Mary...I've been in love with Italian men all my life! Thanks for the comment!

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  20. Love the knock off cardi - fabulous!

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  21. Margy..wow! You never cease to amaze and inspire me. I love your style-sense, the garments you create have panache.

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  22. Those are both equally lovely. Stunning.

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  23. Hello!
    Here at Fabric Mart we love how fun your blog is! We would love to have you do a guest post for our blog about one of your projects. If you would be interested, please email us at fabricmartblog@gmail.com
    Happy Sewing!
    Kaitlin at Fabric Mart

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  24. You parents would approve your great stylin'!
    Anne K in Seattle

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    1. I wish they were alive to see it! Thanks, Anne...

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  25. I must agree with the other ladies. Your tops look great on you.

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  26. What wonderful pieces, black and white.... i like it.

    Christine

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  27. You are so fabulous! Love these pieces.

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  28. You're my inspiration!
    Just adore your newly made pieces!!
    Love the memory of your Mom's outfit!

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  29. Hi! I love the peplum top! And it's so classy in the black & white.

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  30. What a beautiful dresser you are . I love both your pieces.

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  31. You look fabulous in all your creations, but the one that inspired me to post was the polkadot jacket! I love it!

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