I finished up some Market and custom projects recently which freed up some time for making the kids some clothing. They keep growing taller (why do they do this?) and I try to keep up. I ordered a bunch of fabric a while back and assembling patterns when I had some time.
The top I’m sharing today was borne from an idea I had, then brought to life in a few hours. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. I have this philosophy to thank for Layla’s new peplum top. I knew the look I wanted, I knew I wanted a single button closure on a solid back, and I wanted it to be lined.
So I began with tha bodice from “TheBuilding Blocks Dress” by Liesl Gibson. I lengthened it by a few inches and cut my fabric. The back is solid, so it was also cut on the fold. Of course everything was repeated on the lining. For the peplum, I simply cut about 3″x width of fabric (WOF).
In the end, I added these adorable Dala horse buttons I picked up from Jones & Vandermeer. I bought them a long time ago and have been waiting for the perfect project. My husband says it’s a bit much, but I like the horses here.
This is the beginning of my kid’s sewing marathon, so strap in and sit tight. I have lots to show!