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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

.:Pippa & Penelope Peplums:.

Having talented blogging friends is pretty great. Especially when it means you get to sew up cute things for yourself and your kids. I was so excited to try out some of the latest patterns from See Kate Sew – the Penelope Peplum and the Pippa Peplum. Aren’t the names to die for?

Penelope Peplum Pattern by See Kate Sew; Sewn by Sumo's Sweet Stuff

The Penelope is for the ladies. Now, I don’t often sew for myself. But I am pretty sure I’m going to be more now, because I really love this pattern! I used a sweater knit, and while it was squirrely to work with, I really love how the top turned out. You can’t tell in the photos, but the gray stripes have a sparkle in them. I wasn’t sure that I had the right body type to get away with a peplum top, but I actually feel like it is pretty flattering. It is a fun style of shirt, but also hides some of that stubborn belly area from having kiddos. I made a matching head wrap, but I don’t know how I feel about it. Too much?

Penelope Peplum Pattern by See Kate Sew; Sewn by Sumo's Sweet Stuff

This pattern is great. It comes with different sleeve length options, and there is also an add on pattern so that you can change it into a dress if you like! I say it all the time, but I just love it when a pattern has versatility! The facing in the neckline is lined, which I think helps with keeping the shape of the neckline; especially with the type of knit that I used. I also used elastic thread to attach the skirt to the top, and I think that helps with getting the top on and off so that you don’t have to worry about any broken threads.

Penelope Peplum Pattern by See Kate Sew; Sewn by Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Now, the Pippa is for the little ladies, and I had a great time sewing up these coordinating peplums for my girls.

Pippa Peplum Pattern by See Kate Sew; Sewn by Sumo's Sweet Stuff

The construction of the tops is the same, so I was able to whip all of these up in no time. My girls love anything that even slightly resembles a dress, so they were thrilled to have the skirt part on these tops.

My poor Remi girl was not feeling well the day we took pictures, but she was a trooper! Doesn’t she look so beautiful in the navy with her reddish hair? It’s one of my very favorite combos.

Pippa Peplum Pattern by See Kate Sew; Sewn by Sumo's Sweet Stuff

And of course, Reece can pose the day away. She loves taking pictures, and is a pro at it by now with all of the blogging pictures I make her do!

Pippa Peplum Pattern by See Kate Sew; Sewn by Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Harper is starting to catch on to the posing as well.

Pippa Peplum Pattern by See Kate Sew; Sewn by Sumo's Sweet Stuff

These are both fantastic patterns, and you can bet that they are going to be seeing a whole lot more use in our house. I think I might have to try a dress next, what do you think?

Be sure to check out all of the other Penelope Peplums over at See Kate Sew!

13 comments:

  1. These turned out beautiful. I love how close fitting your peplum sits. It is very flattering on you.

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  2. My gosh you are gorgeous!! Definitely make a couple more of these for yourself -- so incredibly perfect for you! (P.S. Penelope will be our daughter's name! Maybe I'm just a little biased but it must be why I love Penelope and Pippa so darn much haha)

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    1. Okay, you are pretty much the sweetest thing ever and just made my day! And I think Penelope is such a cute name, that will be darling!

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  3. Wow this is gorgeous! You look fabulous!

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  4. That top looks amazing on you. It is so flattering! The girls look adorable too. I love the fabric you chose also.

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  5. You look great! Love that top, and now I'm wishing I was good at sewing!

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  6. I need to do more sewing. These look so fun to make!

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  7. Those shirts are too cute! Love the fabrics!!

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  8. Wow, these are fantastic! (I'm looking forward to the day when I'm a strong enough sewist to tackle apparel.) Oh, and I LOVE the head-wrap! Not too much at all! You rock it, girl.

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  9. I can't wait until Toasty is out I'll definitely be making myself a few. I'm extra excited to try the dress version

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  10. So cute! I love the way they all turned out!

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Sumo:)