This is the Georgia peplum top from Style Arc patterns. You may recognise its sister from my very first post. Well I have to come clean here, this top actually preceded the dress, it was to be a wearable toile and I was quite chuffed at how beautifully it turned out. Its a comfortable easy going top with a hint of extravaganza in the dart department. Please do check out that dart junction. Bonus – this top covers a post dinner belly quite nicely thank you!
The fabric is a chartreuse linen from…a wonderful anonymous unknown unrecalled donor. You’d think I’d remember someone gifting me a large wad of this lovely linen wouldn’t you – dear donor – thank you again! This top would absolutely rock in a stable knit for a closer fit too – note to self!
This is a rare colour to be found in my wardrobe, probably a good thing I suppose. A girl could be known as ‘that crazy chartreuse lady’ – what is she thinking? But along with certain reds, its an accent colour I love! I have green eyes and have been told to wear green by a colour consultant. In all honesty the other colours she told me I should wear seem so wild and dangerous, I can’t go there. I made Georgia specifically to go with these trousers – a bargain at $50 and they’re silk – made in Italy. I let out the calves to the max. but that was all I altered in these trews.
This image popped up in my Feedly today – citron with cognac and olive – courtesy of You Look Fab. Love the look and I thought a bit of experimentation might be in order.
You Look Fab is a style blog – a great source of inspiration and definitely worth a look. Angie is a professional at dressing people and the looks she explores aren’t at all formulaic. A very welcome change from those blogs with the same gal parading outrageous stuff I just cannot relate to.
Alterations to Georgia? High necked tops do have a tendency to accentuate the distance from apex to neck I’m afraid, so I just faced a slit at the front and turned back the ‘collar’. I cut a size 12, my measurements put me in a size 14 – blame the bust!
Hey where did I see that lining before? Oh yes, the aforementioned ‘inaugural’ post. The other alteration was a keyhole in the back above a centre back invisible zip.
If I made this again, and I totally should, I would take in some excess under the arms and a tuck from the underarm across the back wouldn’t go astray. Also perhaps a forward shoulder adjustment and a little cinch in the waist. I think a sweet little contrast lining on the sleeve and under the peplum might be nice too – watcha think? Oh and the photo below was taken after a meeting, crinkly linen, but at least its not poly and “hey”, someone’s gotta grab my backside!
To make this into a dress, I just dropped the peplum hemline… at least I think thats what I did; but you know my memory cannot be trusted!