DIY Summer peplum top

DIY Summer peplum top
Due to the fact I’m fast approaching my third trimester and my mid section is changing daily right before my eyes, I have to find more creative ways to alter patterns like increasing the width of the back which gives me more stomach room without making me look like a tent, shortening the length of the bodice and lenghtening the hem.  This also means selecting fabrics that can accomodate all the changes.  This linen like cotton from is absolutely perfect! It’s light, breathable and uber comfortable.  The inventory on this fabric is pretty low but fantastic alternatives are these beauties here and here found on

The pattern used was this Vogue V8815 view D with the following alterations:

– Added a 7″ faced V-neck
-Increased the sleeve with by 1.5″ and created a pleated top sleeve
-Added a 1.5″ band around the wrist of the sleeve
-Removed the opening from the back neck of the pattern
-Removed 2″ from the bodice of the front of the pattern
-Added 2″ to the hem of the from of the pattern

Jeans: 7 For All Mankind
Top: DIY
Heels: Alexander Wang

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  1. June 13, 2014 / 9:25 pm

    Awww! Congratulations! If my grandmither were alive she'd say take those heels off you're carrying a baby! But I say you rocking in your third trimester!!!!!!!

    • June 17, 2014 / 2:45 am

      And your grandmother would be so right, but I just can't lol at least not yet 🙂

  2. June 13, 2014 / 11:38 pm

    Very nice Love! You look fab, you don't even look preggers in this. Very cute. Very clever styling. White is a lovely colour on you. Thanks for posting!

    • June 17, 2014 / 2:44 am

      Thank you Miss J

  3. June 14, 2014 / 2:24 am

    The fact that you continue to make your own clothing even while you're pregnant is simply amazing!! You make pregnancy look beautiful. I look forward to your next post.


    • June 17, 2014 / 2:44 am

      Thank you so much, that's really kind of you.

  4. June 17, 2014 / 12:22 am

    Wow! Your modifications are always way more interesting than the original pattern! Fantastic!

    • June 17, 2014 / 2:43 am

      Thank you 🙂

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