A Biased Peplum Top…


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It’s here – Season 5 of Project Run & Play!

With designers like:
Lindsay – Lindsay, etc. Rachel – Nest Full of Eggs
Justine – Sew Country Chick Kimbo – a Girl & a Glue Gun
Delia – Delia Creates Christina – 2 Little Hooligans
Heidi – Elegance & Elephants Hayley – Welcome to the Mouse House

It is bound to be an exciting Season!

The challenge for Week 1 is to create a remix using the lovely ‘It’s Okay to be Biased’ Skirt tutorial by the Season 1 Winner, Katy of No Big Dill.

WOW.

I do not plan on sewing along every week, but this particular challenged inspired me.

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I decided to use the same technique Katy used in her skirt tutorial to apply bias strips along the bottom of a peplum top, which is something I have been wanting to make for some time now.

Using scrap denim and linen pieces I had lying around, I made the bodice pattern and added bias flutter sleeves, a pocket which I hand distressed with a pumice stone, and an exposed lace zipper along the back.

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Part of the reason I loved this challenge so much was because it calls for imperfection. You see, I am not a ‘perfect’ sewist. Anything that calls for perfection basically drives me nuts. I like to wing it, sew as I go, and make adjustments as needed.

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There is something to be seen in the natural beauty of the frayed edges, the mismatched ruffles and bias strips, that I just love how this top came out.

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Deciding what to pair with it is another story. Considering I had used such a strong fabric for the top, I wanted to do something fun and whimsical for the bottom. Which is how I landed on the polka dots.

I mean really, who doesn’t love a good polka dot.

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I used my same Perfect Fit High Waist Pants tutorial found HERE, and turned them into skinny pants. She can still run and be as active as she wants in them, and they are super cute!

But what do I love the most about this outfit???

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The fact that I am not being judged on it. HA!




Did you know you could sew along with Project Run & Play too?  They have an at-home sew along Flickr Group so everyone can join in on the fun!  And guess who happens to be one of the judges (ahem, ahem).  Seriously though, it is so tough to narrow it down every week!  I agonize over it every single time, and I inevitably always find myself saying the same thing…do I have to choose just three?!!



Good luck to all of the contestants this week at Project Run & Play, I can’t wait to see all of your amazing variations on the fantastic bias skirt tutorial by Katy.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…

Happy Sewing!


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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as SewSet.com, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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  1. says

    haha! i saw this shirt in the birthday pics from yesturday and knew that you made it and cut in on the bias. do you think i have spent way too many hours cutting strips of fabric on the bias or what? super cute top!

  2. says

    Very very cute remix! And I feel like such a bad friend! I haven’t had time to write you and tell you that I’ve been praying over your computer issues (or more your heart issues) that go along with that loss. Just keep focused on Jesus. There’s a reason he had this happen, maybe to just make you stop and focus on him more. I don’t know, but I know that’s rough. God will see you through!

    I thought and thought about how I could use this technique for a boy, but I just couldn’t figure it out…so I’m not sewing along this week! haha!

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