Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Vogue 8815 in New Zealand!

Greetings from Wellington, New Zealand! I am over here on a work junket, attending a conference for a week. It has been very hard to be away from my little girl.

But it has given me a chance to debut my new ponti peplum blouse, V8815 made in this gorgeous spotty ponti from Tessuti (sorry about the hotel room iPhone pics). I wore it to the welcome drinks do on monday night.

This blouse has been reviewed extensively around the traps. I made a size 10, grading out to a 12 at the shoulders only. I extended the back darts by 2.5cms and lined the bodice. I also used the sleeves from the Gabby dress as I wasn't sold on the Vogue sleeves.

The blouse is straightforward to sew - it is easy to adapt to knits and I think it looks cute. You do have to wear it with something snug on the bottom though- some skinny jeans or tapered pants or a pencil skirt.

I think I'll make another - possibly out of linem - what do you think?

11 comments:

  1. This is super cute and makes me rethink my suspicion of peplums. The ponti gives a nice drape and it looks great with the jeans and flats. Nice work!

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  2. I feel like I've seen too many peplums lately but yours is super sweet and delicate, and that fabric is too cute!

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  3. Cute top. Looks fabulous with your black pants.

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  4. Fabulous, I really like the fabric, its a lovely subtle stylish kind of top! Good Job! x

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  5. It's gorgeous, definitely make another...the fit and style look perfect on you! Also looks like you have a rather nice hotel room there ;o)

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  6. Very, very cute! I love the shape. I really like the peplum look when it's just right- and this one is. I'll have to wait several more months before I can wear one, though!

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  7. Very nice Rachel, as always.

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  8. That is a great outfit for work drinks!
    I'm a sucker for dark denim and that peplum is just perfect <3

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  9. Yay the pins are out! Also, fab top! Augh I'm so excited about the meetup!

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  10. ooh I love it :) I was eyeing that ponti off.... it's gorgeous!

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