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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. 🙂
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.
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.
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. 🙂