Here are details on the peplum dress I made and wore to the April bloggers' event! Inspired by a few classics from this spring and last winter...love the pepulm for party dresses!
Blake Lively in Jason Wu!
Just found this one on Pinterest. Not sure what the story is, but... Emma Watson.
Anyway, I wanted to sport a peplum when I had a chance, and the Portland bloggers' event cocktail party was it! I loved the contrast top and skirt, so I used a beige-ey silk dupioni for the bodice and black acetate taffeta for the skirt (both old scraps from my mom's collection... score!)
I knew I wanted a basic bodice so I used my fave Simplicity 2444.
The skirt was a basic straight skirt, and I could have done the peplum without a pattern, but I had this near-perfect pattern, New Look 6003. It hits at the high hip, so to make it work with the natural waist of the bodice I extended it a few inches up, making sure it matched the waist size of the bodice.
Here it is!
And here it is on, at the Portland bloggers' event!
More on the outfit here.
So--verdict? Loving the peplum trend!! So fun! Have you worn a peplum skirt, dress, or top yet?