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.