Getting Through the Work Week:
The Peplum Top
Even though I work largely out of my home, there are times when I need clothes for business meetings. I need something to wear for this humid south Texas heat. We are all trying to dress for work with the summer weather in mind. Casual Monday through Friday would work well for these hot summer months. But that’s not the way it works. You still have to dress work appropriate for your specific job, Monday through Thursday. Here’s an idea that allows you to be at the top of your dress game at work, while giving that suit a rest. The pattern for this top is the popular Vogue 8815.
I love the modern print of Paintbrush.
The color combination of red, white, tan and black goes with so many things, you already have in your closet. I paired the top with a black wool crepe skirt Burda Style 01/2008 #109 blogged here.
I prewashed the fabric in warm water and dried on perma press. There was no shrinkage but it did need some pressing!
Notions: Rayon Lining-Diamond White
YKK invisible zipper #501
Pattern Alterations: I did my normal FBA (1/2") and lowered the waistline by 1". I wanted the blouse to fit at my natural waistline because it is more flattering on me.
The pattern goes together quickly. I used stay tape at the neck and waistline.
I also lined it edge to edge.
My outfits have to do double duty. I'm going to make capri pants with the Red Cotton Stretch Sateen to wear with this top. Another idea for this fabric is a fun shirtwaist dress like McCalls 6506.
To finish off my look, I put on a vintage Anne Klein belt from my Mother’s closet
and I'm also trending the white nail polish!
I would love for you to leave a comment and share with me what are you wearing to work to beat this summer heat?