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Dial M for mustard

March 5, 2016

I’m already in love with this sweet mustard top. It’s the perfect mix of comfort and style.

But here’s the deal. I mentioned in this post that I’d wanted to perfect the loose peplum top for a while. When I first saw the Marthe top, I thought I’d found it but it wasn’t to be and so I went back to the drawing board. The above top, which I self drafted, is a real winner though!

Mustard top And She Made

It has a relaxed fit which I love and it’s quite long too, so perfect for us taller people. I’m ashamed to say that I still haven’t hemmed the neckline or arms so forgive me please? Despite that the sleeves come to just above the wrist, my favourite length.

I’m not quite sure whether to add any extra details to the sleeve hems and neckline or leave them as they are. I tend to roll up all the sleeves on any top I own anyway. I do have some new bias binding though and I think a complementary colour might be nice, although mustard is a funny colour to try to match.

Mustard peplum top And She Made

The fabric is one I got ages ago from The Cloth House one lunchtime. It’s a thin muslin which I think was about £3.75 a metre. There were lots of colours and I have two metres of their purple muslin too. I think it’s meant to be a lining fabric but I just love the colour and saw this as a top straightaway. I probably should have lined it, but I quite like the sheer look and I can imagine myself wearing it under pinafores and dungarees come the summer so there’s no real worry on that score.

The top has simple bust darts on either side but no waist or back darts. Something similar could easily be mocked up by using any shell top and adding a simple peplum. I copied the peplum I did for this one, which was determined by the length of the pillowcase I made it from.

Do you think it needs anything extra added to it? Let me know in the comments.



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