I thought about flying Lauren of Lladybird to South Carolina to help me match this plaid,
but when I realized she was gallivanting around NYC, I put on my big girl panties and did it myself.
Can you find the wayward stripes? :)
Maybe I’ll just wear it with this,
or stand like this.
At any rate, I like my new peplum plaid blouse too much to relegate it to the back of the closet.
This delicious Italian plaid cotton shirting from Mood Fabrics features all of my favorite colors, and goes with e v e r y t h I n g in my wardrobe.
It’s a favorite blouse pattern with a flattering peplum and no bust darts. The front bodice includes the ties that hide the front peplum seam. My one design alteration was to lengthen the peplum by 1 1/2 inches.
But let’s talk plaid. I tried to make sure the design was symmetrical across the front bodice pieces.
But that meant one of the shoulders wouldn’t match.
Matching the shoulders appeared more important and luckily brought symmetry to the orange stripes across the lower collar.
The sides matched.
And the back matched until I sewed the back darts………
….. and let’s not talk about the front peplum.
Should I have cut the peplum on the bias? Perhaps I’ll order another yard of fabric and redo the peplum since the blouse is too cute to be plagued with issues!
I can keep the wayward stripes under wraps for now, but come Summertime, my little plaid peplum will need to stand on her own :)