I'd been wanting a peplum top since they became popular a few years ago. But since I have 12" difference between waist:hips or waist:full thigh and My leg shape is wider (saddlebags as they are NOT affectionately dubbed) at the top, didn't want to waste a bunch of fabric trying to get one to fit. Sometimes, the peplum can hit at the wrong spot and make curvy hips look wider. Other times, the fit from waist to hips can be designed for a different body type - straight, pear, triangle, hourglass, etc - than your own.
Then, I found the cute peplum on Bootstrap and thought it was worth a try after the great fit with my Tea & Crumpet dress.
I don't know about you, but I ALWAYS take my shoe off to "drive" my sewing machine. Can I get a "Woot! Woot!" for all us barefooted #Sewcialists ?
Even though it does stop at the widest part of my full thighs, I don't feel this makes my legs or body look wider. In fact, my eye travels from the hemline to the waist and it looks trim and feminine.
I like the length of the cap sleeves, however, they are a bit restricting to me. When I move my arm up, the whole garment lifts up. When I move my arms as I walk, I feel the fabric restricting my full range of motion. I will consider adding knit sleeves, some sort of insert that allows more motion, or switching this entirely over to knit fabric (I wanted a great T-shirt fit anyway) then omitting the zipper.
Hey! Hey! Haaaaaaaaaaaaay! This girl is going to be wearing this top quite a bit.