21.9.12

Peplum shorts

The peplum trend is so big right now...almost weird in its ubiquity!  Why now?  Y'know, I don't remember anybody getting that excited over SJP's peplum dress in the first S$x in the City movie, and that was only a few years ago.  Anyway, I decided that my take on this trend would be an everyday-wear item, rather than a dress that would only get worn a couple of times.

(I'm very short on time at the moment...so running with the theory that lousy photos and a quick post are better than no post and a forgotten project).



Pattern:  I started with Marfy 0293.  I lowered the front waistband, so that it was 8-9 cm lower than the back, similar to RTW jeans that I own.  I then drafted a peplum, starting about halfway across the fronts and splitting at the back.  

Fabric:  Stretch cotton from EmmaOneSock.  I have been avoiding stretch wovens these last few years, but I did love the colour of this.  I stabilised the waistband with a quilting cotton, but the shorts stretch out a lot during wear, around the hips and crotch.  I don't know whether to take them in or not?  They fit pretty snugly when I first put them on.

I have only worn them twice so far, and have not worked out how best to style them yet.  The double whammy of bright colour and peplum detail is making it a little hard for me to choose the best tops.  One quick photo though, to show you how the peplum sits.







7 comments:

  1. oh they are super cute! I love the colour you chose too. So bright and fun.

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  2. I loove the bright yellow. Such a great colour on you! Can't go wrong with a great shorts pattern like this one either :) Gorgeous!

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  3. These are so cute, the peplum, the color, everything. I wonder how they would look with a solid color fitted tee shirt?

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  4. CUH-YUTE!!!!
    Prolly close-fitting cami-type/sleeveless simple tees would be easiest to style with them? Keep the fit close to the body on top and at waist to show the peplum to best effect?

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  5. Wow - what an unusual design - I love how adventurous you are with pattern choices - and no doubt in your climate having multiple style options for shorts is a very good thing...

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  6. The half peplum takes these shorts well above the ordinary. Wish I could still wear shorts.

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