It might sound like a weird combination, but I'm totally excited about the peplum tank I made over the weekend. So here's the story. Inspired by this top from Anthro...
I'm not sure I could pull off the stretch knit in pure white... but I liked the idea a lot! I'm totally about the peplum trend, but I don't wear dresses all the time... so a peplum on a top seems a lot more practical.
So. I set about recreating it myself. Rather than a darted bodice, I wanted it less structured-looking--so I used princess-seamed Simplicity 1913, and cut down the scoop neck.
For the peplum, I cut a circle skirt with no pattern--just a very short skirt! Same concept as a circle skirt on a dress.
Like I said, I didn't want pure white, but I liked the faint texture of the Anthro ponte knit. I had some yellow seersucker left over from a bunch of wedding projects (center squares, boutonnieres, and triangle bunting with words), and it was perfect! I lined it in a nice white cotton.
Here it is!
I debated center back or side, but I ended up putting the zipper in the center back. I also cut a deeper scoop in the center back--also making it more tank-like and a little more casual.
Yay! Perfect for early summer!