Thursday, May 23, 2013

Updated 80's- Project Sewn

So, I have to be honest- I was going to sit this round out. The 80's style just didn't seem to appeal to me and I didn't want to make something I would never wear. And I had no idea what to make. But when Elizabeth and liZ posted the description and included peplums...I was totally in. I love peplums right now and had recently made a few. One of my favorites was this lace one that I created using my own pattern. I will post the pattern for the top as a free download soon...but unfortunately, I have still not learned how to grade patterns so it will just be this size.
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 My take on the 80s was to use the look of the peplum, paired with a tapered leg pant. In place of lovely little socks with pumps (a beautiful 80s hit) I paired some 5 inch nude stiletto pumps...I love the picture below showing what fun stilettos and rocks are to mix...

And of course the look wouldn't have been complete without a side ponytail. That was one of my favorite looks in elementary/middle school (which was the 80s for me). So, I decided to do a more grown up version of the side pony. 

Peplum Top: DIY (pattern coming soon), Skinny Jeans (Walmart- $5 bucks), Pumps (Target- clearance, $9) Necklace (Clip Clip Hooray run by the very beautiful and talented Bethany).

Now, this is a top I know I will get a lot of use from and hey...if it has a touch of 80s to it, all the better :)



  1. Your top is adorable. I love that fabric!

  2. LOVE. Love love love. Can I say that I love this? I agree with Justine, that fabric is perfect.

  3. Love this! You are being featured tonight on Dandelion Wednesdays! Congrats!

  4. That's a really cute top, I like the lace you used :)


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