Friday, October 19, 2012

Vogue 8815

I am in Peplum Love. Serious Peplum Love. This is the famous Vogue 8815, with modifications.

The first version, I made from a coated knit fabric that I found at Joann's. It has a nice sturdy hand, and a cool lace print. It was a dream to work with.
I am wearing it with a black ponte skirt that I made last year. But I could wear it with about a hundred different things in my closet.  I made some changes to the pattern. Of course. I scooped out the neckline to open it up more. And I eliminated the zipper in the back. I also added about an inch to the bodice, and took in the sleeves after shortening them to 3/4 length.

This is the second top this week....made from black ponte from the stash. I finished the neckline using a pretty standard self band finish.

hmmm...see that spot? must be on my camera lens...

This is another top that I could wear with so many things in my closet.  Oh my gosh, isn't the peplum about the most flattering, best ever trend these days? I wish I had gotten on it sooner, and I can't wait to make a few more. By the way, ponte is a FABULOUS choice for this Vogue pattern.

I can't think of a style which could be more universally flattering for many figure types...suggesting curves where you need them and camouflaging curves where you don't want them. It works on it's own or with a layer. With skirts or pants.

I think I want to make a white one, a faux leather one, a red one....

15 comments:

  1. Love it Lynne! You have a great sense of style, and I may just have to try a ponte knit one..

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  2. OH that lace knit is fabulous! Everyone else's J's have the best fabric!

    Your fashion sense is amazing and you always looks georgeous and wonderful in your photos. g

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  3. Both of those tops are great! I have this pattern in my collection and I keep thinking I should make one...your two wonderful versions are making me want to use it even more!

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  4. This pattern suits you down to the ground! And it looks so different made up in different fabrics. Perhaps a new tnt pattern for Autumn2012?

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  5. I love both looks! I'm planning to wear my version today when volunteering at Kindergarten.

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  6. Well, YOU look great in peplum tops. You definitely have the body type that it flatters. It doesn't so much flatter me because I am always trying to even out my small top half with my regular bottom half. So adding volume to the bottom does me no favors. Anyway, great tops!!! Have you tried putting the black top with the black skirt? That might be a fun LBD look.

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  7. Both are great looking tops. I also have this pattern in my stash just waiting to make an appearance.

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  8. They look great, that pattern is getting some serious blog love. I have plans for a white peplum top too :)

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  9. I just love how vrsatile this pattern is- you have helpd me with a spot I was stuck on with another peplum'd pattern with your gorgeous looks!

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  10. How cute! I love this! It's so sweet! I never would have thought to use ponte knit, but it looks like a perfect choice!

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  11. Cute peplums! That patterns next on my list. I love your versions. You want to know what else I LOVE--the lovely gifts you sent my way. Sorry I hadn't responded sooner. I've been swamped. I gave you a very special thanks in my video I just posted in my page. Thanks SOOOOO much, your gifts made my day and made me and my daughter feel special. *hugs and blessings*. P.S. My daughter and I will try not to fight over the reusable snack bags! LOL!

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  12. Love the peplum tops.....and like you said very versatile! I think I NEED that pattern now :-)

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  13. Gorgeous top! this is a terrific style on you. That lace fabric is so fab. You have a great eye :)

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  14. Those two peplum tops are so cute and you look fantastic. Add that pattern to my list.

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  15. Hi!
    Im writing from Sweden and I have ordered this pattern because I have joined a class at Craftsy.com and they use this. But when I looked at your photos I really fell in love with this pattern! You look faboulous in it. Could you tell me how much fabric I must buy to sew it. I dont need the exact lenght but close to!

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