When I make something, I try to picture the item I'm about to make in three different outfits combining with clothes and accessories I already own. That way, I won't end up with something I would wear only once or twice a year.
I made an exception to this rule when I sew this peplum outfit on the cover of August 2012 issue of Burda magazine.
Sure, the skirt is just a simple pencil skirt, so it would be easy to wear with any other tops I own,
but the blouse seemed like a more challenging piece to incorporate in my wardrobe.
But the outfit was so chic I couldn't pass up! I picked light colored stretch denim for the project.
This is another rule of mine--- when the shape is elegant, pick casual fabric (and vise versa).
When I posted on Burdastyle.com, this project got many comments from fellow Burda members. This pattern was quite a hit from this issue!
I think this could go with the orange skirt from the previous post:
Maybe with a pair of shorts, too...
With a petticoat for a casual party....
I still can't come up with a good jacket to go with the peplum top... so for now, I will keep myself warm with a wrap...