I read the Style section of the Toronto Globe & Mail that is published on Saturday every week. I read it Monday at work since we have it delivered there. My coworkers fight over the Business section but I swoop in and snag the Style section. I guess they are concerned about making money and I’m concerned about spending it!
Last weekend they had a feature on peplums. I remember peplums in the 80s. I sported some. Usually on jackets.
They have been back in style for awhile now and I’ve been thinking about sewing something with this style feature. As someone with very little waist definition I think a peplum helps to make my waist look smaller, as least more defined. I’ve never been accused of having child-bearing hips so a peplum helps add a little feminine curve or two.
Stitchywitch blogged about peplums and Rachel Zoe had a McQueen look with a peplum on her daily report (sorry can’t find it now to link) so I googled some McQueen peplum looks.
I looked for some patterns with peplums and found this. It’s a Butterick pattern.
I know there will be plenty of vintage patterns with peplums. I haven’t sewn a garment from a vintage pattern yet and I don’t think the way to start is with a garment with a very fitted waist. I’m not an hour-glass, more of a cylinder. I also think the less gathered, modern peplum would suit me more.
What do you think of peplums? How do you keep it modern? By the time I get around to sewing a peplum will they be out of style? 🙂
What I’m listening to: Mistaken for Strangers by The National