Striped Peplum

If you knew me in real life, you would know that I am competitive, and not just a little competitive, really competitive.  I think it started with growing up doing sports.  I was a swimmer, always.  From about the age of 8 until I went off to college when I was 18.Striped PeplumThat competitiveness has seeped its way into about every aspect of my life now.  I’m obviously competitive in the sports I still do, but it also shows up in funny areas of my life like cooking and house keeping.  DIY PeplumWell, back to rising up to a challenge.  I saw on Project Sewn there was a challenge with the Coffee Date Dress pattern, so my competitive side of me kicked in, and said, “let’s do this competition thing”.  I sewed up the bodice and then wasn’t sure if I should make a dress or a peplum.  I asked Josh’s oppinion and he voted peplum, so ta-da, peplum it is!PeplumThe last peplum I made, I haven’t worn at all.  So this time I wanted to make sure I did it right.  This striped peplum is made out of a very slinky rayon knit that I had ordered from fabric.com.  I love the feel of this fabric, it is so light and soft.  I was very careful about matching up the stripes, on the sides and at the darts.  And I love the final product.  I think it’s a combination of the fabric and the pattern that have helped me love this peplum!Blue and White PeplumSo I’m curious…am I the only competitive person out there?  Do you find that your competitive side helps you or hinders you?  (That is definitely a yes to both for me!)Knit Peplum

 

 

22 thoughts on “Striped Peplum

    1. Teresa Post author

      Thanks…my competitiveness has been helpful with lots so stuff. But it also hinders me, like when I think I’m not going to do well, then there are times I just won’t try!

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  1. Renee

    I hope you sew along to Project Sewn again when it starts – I loved seeing your looks. And this top is great! good job matching the stripes everywhere.

    And competitive? yeah – I mostly stress out that someone is going to sew up an idea I have in my head before I have time to make it.

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  2. Jenya

    Love the top! Look how the stripes match – perfect :) As for being competitive… I am more of a “I am in it for fun” person. But every now and then I do feel rather competitive :)

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  3. Shannon

    I love the peplum- I made my coffee date dress one too- great minds think alike, right :) I love the stripes you used and great job lining them up- looks cute!

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    1. Teresa Post author

      Yay…I saw your shirt and it turned out great! I love the ruffle that you put on the front of your peplum!

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  4. Justine

    I didn’t even realize I was competitive until I got into blogging and started going in contests. Also blogging itself is quite competitive because we are always trying to get more page views, etc. I love your top. And love that you left that ruffle off. I was tempted to try the dress but thought it was a bit too frou frou for me.

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    1. Teresa Post author

      Justine…I completely agree. I try to put my competitive side of me on the back burner with blogging so that I actually enjoy blogging instead of comparing myself to everyone else and their blogs! By the way, I love the shirt you just sewed for your husband!

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    1. Teresa Post author

      Thanks…the stripes were a challenge….I’m headed to your site to take a look at what you made!

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  5. Heather Feather

    It’s a gorgeous peplum! I’m impressed you made that from the coffee date dress pattern.
    I used to be a competitive person when I was younger, but I hated how mean I got. I have let all the competitiveness go, so I’m not that fun to compete with. I bet I’d get competitive in a sewing competition though if I let myself compete!

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