Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sewing Creations: Polka dot peplum top


"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
-Mahatma Gandhi

I have been learning to sew for quite a few years (there's always more to learn so I'm going to say I'm still learning), 
and I've been creating many things with varying success. Though my Mum is a dedicated pattern follower and suggested 
I do the same, there has always been a part of me that loved designing or adapting my own patterns because I 
was often not content with the patterns I found. When I was younger this often lead to frustration, getting upset and 
unwearable garmets, but I have eventually learnt how to (mostly) reach a wearable end result. 

After making the pattern for my senior ball dress, our lovely neighbour Mavis, who worked as a pattern maker for 
many years, gave me a pattern block and some books on pattern design so that I could better understand the 
creation of my own patterns. Mavis would often leave flowers or fruit/vegetables on our doorstep from her amazing 
garden, and always liked to hear what we were up to (whether school or sewing).  She recently passed away and
 I felt like this post would be well timed in memory of all that she had done for our family.



peplum top - made by me
shoes - Number 1 shoes
bracelet - pandora
jeans - gmarket
belt - portmans

Many problems arose during the creation of this top, after my last two projects had gone so well it was time for one 
full of challenges. Eventually I got it finished, and in time to wear to the engagement party of my friend that told 
me "don't you dare buy that" when she saw the fabric at the store with me. She did admit after seeing the end 
result that it looked pretty cool, and the other times I've worn it I've had many a comment on the brightness; 
"It will be easy for customers to spot you", "hold on I need to get my sunglasses" were just a few haha! 









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34 comments:

  1. that is super cute :)

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  2. I love the top. I wish I were good at sewing :P

    XO, Michi
    hautemenot.blogspot.com

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  3. so cute! :)
    i'm so amazed with your sewing skills! how i wish i also know how to sew and make cute things like these.. :)
    <3
    www.loveandelegance.info

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  4. Im not the biggest fan of dots but the shape, colour and style of your top is so pretty!

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  5. OMG you are super good at this!!


    I love this the dots, everything you really did a good job girl :D



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    Have a great day :D

    XXX

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  6. super love the top! you're so creative!

    Love,
    Pudding Monster

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  8. oh my gosh, that top is darling... nice job!!!

    xxx
    Lady à la Mode

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  9. Love the pink on you!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  10. That peplum is amazing, i love it!

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  11. this shirt is FANTASTIC! especially since you made it! I always wanted to take on the challenge of creating (or at least modifying) clothes but the universe is against it-- both of the 2 sewing machines I've ever owned have broken before I could even begin! haha It truly is a lovely shirt (& you have a lovely blog :D )
    xx Corinne
    Cat Eyes & Thigh Highs

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  12. Oh how cute! I love how you made this, it looks like a top I'd buy in the store :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  13. Wow that is so cool, that you made it yourself! Looks adorable!! :)

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  14. AMAZING top. Oh my God I'm so jealous of your talent!
    You look great I wouldn't have joked about your top just tried to steal it
    Thank you for the kind comment
    X

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  15. you look so stunning. i love peplum top
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  16. This came out wonderfully! You are super talented.
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

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  17. Oh this looks great! I LOVE that pattern book. Years ago I had a photo-copied version, but I lost track of it over the years. Boy do I miss it!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  18. How cool, I wish I could sew! Would make life that much more cooler! Gorgeous creation!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  19. VERY impressed lady, what a talent! That top fits you perfectly and looks amazing on you!

    Couture Caddy x
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  20. That is so cute! Wish I could sew.

    Erin ☂

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  21. My god that top is amazing! You're so talented!
    xoxo,
    Arianna
    (¯`·._.·Nymphashion·._.·´¯)

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  22. Cute top!! Sewing my own dress is one of my dream. But I think universe disagree with this lol
    Sewing is so difficult omg
    You're so talented! Envy youu.

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  23. Hi there,
    thanks for visiting my blog earlier, your blog is awesome! I adore this top, you have some serious sewing skills I only wish I had! It looks so adorable on you :)

    Would you like to follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin'? Let me know on my blog :)

    xx Debbie

    www.whatdoffydoes.blogspot.com

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  24. That top is so chic! I wish I had your sewing skills ;)


    XX,
    Miranda

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  25. goodness tara!! You are such an amazing seamstress! Your top is honestly so amazing you have such an amazing talent!
    xox

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  26. Wow- I love that top! Perhaps one day you could show us a sneak peak of your DIY in doing! <3 :) Gorgeous outfit, dear.

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  27. You look so pretty! Love polka dots! <3
    Big kiss from Mexico city :)

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  28. You are a real talent and May she rest in peace... totally love the pattern you choose and yes it looks fab on you....You go Girl <3

    XOXO
    Mimzy
    canvirries03.blogspot.com

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  29. It's perfect! The color and print are both fun and vibrant! You did such a great job on this! I wish I was this talented. There are so many things I'd love to make. :D

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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  30. The peplum looks so lovely! Especially on you!:D I like making my own clothes as well!:D
    I am in love with your blog! Definitely following!:D

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