Friday, April 25, 2014

Perfect Peplum Pullover

 This is my new favorite shirt.

   I drafted this using my basic tee block, but adding some at the bustline so it isn't as tight as my last shirt. I was actually hoping to use the same style as that for this shirt, but I was a half-yard short on fabric, so I went with a half-circle peplum instead. This shirt fits perfectly... not tight, but not saggy either. It looks quite a bit more form-fitting in the photos than it actually is.

  The fabric is this Prussian Blue knit from Girl Charlee, and it is hands-down the best knit I've ever worked with. It's thick, soft, super-stretchy, and also my absolute favorite color. =)

  I love this knit so much that after I finished this shirt I went back and ordered 6 more yards of it. The only difficulty I had was that it's a jersey knit, and rolls a little, but even that was negligible compared to other jerseys I've worked with, and easily remedied with starch.

  I love the sleeves too... I should have cut the sleeve 1 inch shorter before adding the flounce, but that flounce makes me happy. It makes me want to throw my arms around in all kinds of weird directions.

  I wore this once before finishing the hems, since I didn't have matching thread, but those flounces really needed to be finished! They rolled up in all directions and looked like I was wearing tricorn hats on my arms. I lettuce-edged them as well as the hem of the peplum. The thread I used doesn't quite match, as it's more of a true navy, but it's not noticeable.

  I like this one even better than my first peplum shirt (which has sadly been reduced to household-only status due to the myriad of tiny holes that appeared in it).

I'm excited to make more things from this knit! =) Although I also really don't want to use it up because it's so perfect.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This top looks fabulous on you! The colour suits you!

    1. Thank you Anne! It's really nice that my very favorite color also looks well on me. =)

  2. Hello,
    I found your blog through lovely pinterest :) I was looking for a circle hem skirt and it was wonderful to browse through your lovely creations. God has blessed your hands. In my browsing I found that a wonderful thing exists, a remote camera shutter. But I can not figure out where I read about it on your blog! Could you lead me to the entry or just give the info on what you use? Thank you for your time,
    God Bless Virginia P

    1. Hello Virginia!
      Thank you! I am very blessed to have this gift to share with others. =)
      I wrote about the remote at the very bottom of this post (still love my remote! Although it can be a little difficult to find the type of batteries it takes) and about the second-hand camera I found in this post I hope that helps! =)