Spring Fling

The weather has been so crazy lately right? But, that’s not going to keep me from wanting to start Spring early. I must say, Fall and Spring are my two favorite seasons. The colors and perfect temperature that each season brings just makes me so very happy and inspired.tumblr_lif2403jEd1qzr04eo1_500

So for my first “Sew with Me” video for Spring, I chose to make a peplum top using McCalls 6896.  I promise you guys, this pattern is extremely easy.  You can probably make a couple of these on a lazy Saturday.  I would definitely make another one very soon.  This top is perfect for outings wth your girls, a date with your man, or just a regular shopping trip at the mall.  The shape of a peplum is so flattering on so many shapes and it’s perfect for every age group, so why not make one!?
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 So for Spring, I wanted start off by bringing the floral print and bold Spring colors.  As soon as I saw this fabric (from JoAnn Fabrics), I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it and had my outfit already put together in mind.
Spring topSince the top was quite bold with color, I decided to style my peplum top with a few simple, neutral pieces.  I paired my peplum with some white skinny jeans and nude pumps. I pulled the pink out of the shirt with a bold pink lip (Nyx Shocking Pink) and a clutch I made myself.
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DIY Recycled Mother’s Day Peplum Top

Hello Ladies and Gents!

So you may recognize the pattern below. It’s the same pattern that I used for my DIY Mother’s Day OOTD.  If you picked up the pattern you know, that it isn’t a peplum top and pencil skirt separated.  It’s an entire dress.  When I made it originally, I made a slight change to it.  Instead of making it a dress, I wanted to separate it so that I was able to wear this cute peplum top with different bottoms.  I wanted to be able to dress it up or down.  This wouldn’t be Cheap but Chic if I couldn’t make my clothing versatile right?
DSC_0049So I decided to pair my peplum top this time with a pair of polka dot skinny jeans.  I love this top as a separate because no matter what bottoms I wear, I will still look pulled together.  My style is expressed in the this top alone; classy, sophisticated, and feminine.
get the lookWhere I purchased my pattern: JoAnn Fabrics
Fabric Used:
Spring Shimmer Peach Linen
Where to purchase fabric:
JoAnn Fabrics
Jewelry:
Charlotte Russe, Target
Shoes:
Charlotte Russe
DSC_0055edit DSC_0058edit DSC_0063edit DSC_0067editDSC_0070editHave you jumped on the Peplum Top bandwagon this year?  Are you going to?  Will you be making your own?  Please comment below and let me know. I would love to hear from you.  God Bless.
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DIY Peplum Top

Peplum tops are making a come back this year and OMG!!! Aren’t they pricey???  I have ran into a few that range from $10-$700.  $10 isn’t that bad, but the quality of the fabric may not be so great.  Poor Quality + Great Price= Not So Chic. I’m looking for Great Quality + Great Price=CHIC!
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Since I have gotten into sewing I decided to make my own and the total cost of the top was under $5.  The best thing about making your own clothes is that it’s cheaper, you can customize it to your liking, and with the many options of fabric, your clothes will have a high end look with a cheap price tag.
389122_621488011214088_1140197253_nThis look that I created has a small price tag.  Not at all pricey. The top like I said was under $5 and the Ralph Lauren Floral Pants were $4.99. I purchased the nude heels from TJ Maxx a while ago. Not bad right?
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Well today is your lucky day because I have posted an EASY DIY on YouTube channel on how you can create your peplum top. Have Fun!