So when the pattern testing for the Princess Peplum and Royal Raglan (by Debbie Brooke Patterns) came up, I thought it would be a great opportunity to make these two 'matching tops'
The pattern has 2 sleeve types and 2 'skirt' options, so 4 versions in total.
These are View A (Tshirt Peplum)
and View C (Raglan Peplum)
There is another skirt option - a ruffle, in woven material.
These were made from more of the precut cotton Lycra fabric from Big W. It's amazing what you can get from a 1m cut of fabric. There was enough for both shirts, and one side of a peplum (the under side of one, and both sides of the other are in jersey knit)
The raglan sleeves are 3/4 length, and fantastic for Autumn weather.
I must admit that I'm a sucker for puffed sleeves, and these are just gorgeous. I suspect I will be using this pattern to make plain t-shirts.
Taking photos of these girls was so much fun! We managed to get them both down at the beach with all sorts of wardrobe options. Of course as soon as we got them all organised, the 'proper camera' stopped working. So these were taken with my camera phone. Fortunately, they were so excited to be working together in a photo shoot that they listened to instructions, and actually stood still (mostly)
Ready, Set, Jump!
Given that both of these girls have been regularly pulling their t-shirts straight out of the washing basket I can see this pattern getting a lot of use.
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