Simplicity 1334: Paw Patrol Peplum Top

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I really wish there were more mother-daughter patterns available. My daughter is five so she still thinks it’s cool for us to be twinkies. And I really want to take advantage of this time and be able to make us more matching clothing. One of the first things that I made when I first learned how to sew was mother-daughter dresses for us. And since then I’ve been wanting to make something else for us. When I saw Simplicity 1334 and that it included a few different peplum top options I knew this would be a great way to us to have some matching clothing.

But then I discovered that I didn’t have enough leftover material from either of the two recent tops that I made for myself. 🙁  So I opted to use the Paw Patrol fabric that we had purchased from Wal-Mart on one of our previous shopping trips. And while it’s not an exact match it’s close enough for us to feel like we are dressed alike when we both wear our peplum tops. 🙂

Simplicity 1334

I feel like I’m really getting more comfortable with sewing because Simplicity 1334 was a really easy sew. One of the things that I really loved about this pattern was that the peplum bottom was really easy to sew on because it did not have any pleats or gathers. I also liked that this peplum top pattern called for a zipper in the back of the shirt. So it’s super easy to put on and take off this shirt when my daughter is getting dressed.

Simplicity 1334

I actually can’t think of anything that I disliked about this pattern. It was a really simple peplum top that I think most beginners could make without a lot of problems. This pattern does call for the use of bias tape and a zipper. However, there are youtube tutorials to show you how to sew in bias tape around the collar and armholes. The same thing goes for sewing in a zipper. There are plenty of tutorials on youtube to help you out if you don’t know how to do it.

Simplicity 1334

 

As for myself, this is my third time sewing with bias tape and I definitely feel like I’m improving with each application. I’m also still getting the hang of sewing in zippers. But I think my zipper even came out really well in this shirt (not perfect but better than the last zipper I sewed).

I will definitely make sew this shirt again for my daughter in the future. I’m hoping that I can use some matching fabric for the next time I sew this shirt. Then we can truly have matching peplum tops. 🙂

Simplicity 1334

15 Comments

  • Reply nerline July 1, 2017 at 6:51 am

    I’m glad this was an easy sew for you, Sonya! Your daughter looks gorgeous in this top. I hope you find more mother-daughter patterns.
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  • Reply Stacie July 1, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Aw, doesn’t she look so pretty! You are so talented. mama.
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  • Reply Tamara July 1, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Twins!
    My daughter is seven and also still thinks it’s cool to twin. I hope that lasts.
    The pattern is awesome and you already know I love the style. I bet you guys get compliments wherever you go.
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  • Reply Victoria July 1, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    That is such a cute outfit and your daughter is so adorable.

    • Reply Sonya July 18, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      Thanks Victoria! ☺

  • Reply Mary July 2, 2017 at 12:24 am

    I remember when my Mom used to make us clothes, we have this one picture where her, my sister and I were in matching red and white polka dot dress that she made. We look adorable and she is stunning. Your daughter is getting so big! twins

    • Reply Sonya July 18, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      My mom used to make clothes for my brothers and I. Our most memorable pic is of us in our homemade “Hammer Pants”…lol.
      My daughter is getting big. Every day I think she’s not a baby anymore.

  • Reply Akaleistar July 5, 2017 at 12:18 am

    That top is adorable! There really should be more mother-daughter patterns.
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    • Reply Sonya July 18, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      I really wish there were more too. ☺

  • Reply Erika B July 5, 2017 at 4:04 am

    Tops are cute and nicely done Sonya, I love the colors in your top! Daughter is darling as usual!

    • Reply Sonya July 18, 2017 at 6:42 pm

      Thanks Erika!!! ☺

  • Reply Lou July 5, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Such great talent girl! Keep up the good work! I see the growth with your sewing, and in no time you’ll be a natural. Soon, time to think about opening up your own shop and selling your designs.

    Your daughter is so darling! Every time I see her she makes my heat swoon.

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    • Reply Sonya July 18, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      Thanks Lou!!! I’m having a lot of fun sewing for myself and my daughter, but one day it might be fun to make and sell items too ☺

  • Reply LaKita July 10, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Both of the tops turned out great and your daughter looks so cute.
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    • Reply Sonya July 18, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      Thanks LaKita! ☺

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