Aztec Pretty in Peplum Top {Riley Blake Knit Love Tour}

girls peplum top patternI’m happy to be joining in on the Riley Blake Designs Knit Love Blog Tour today! I’m sharing this knit peplum top that I made for Lola with my Pretty in Peplum Dress & Top Pattern.

girls peplum top pattern

girls peplum top pattern

It didn’t take me long to choose which of Riley Blake’s knit fabrics I wanted to use. I love this Black Aztec Knit, and it was a dream to sew with. It is a nice medium weight, and has wonderful stretch recovery.

girls peplum top pattern

girls peplum top pattern

Sewing with high quality knits makes such a difference! It makes sewing so much more enjoyable, and I loved sewing with this knit from Riley Blake. I’m hoping that I may have *just* enough fabric left over to make Hattie a matching peplum top using this free pattern that I recently shared.

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I would recommend using vinegar or a color fastener when pre-washing it, as I had a bit of the black bleed onto the white in some areas. It’s faint enough that no one else would probably notice, but I wish I had taken more precautions during pre-washing.

girls peplum top pattern

girls peplum top pattern

I chose the short sleeve option (the pattern has short, 3/4, and long sleeve options), knowing that it would be a great staple top for spring and summer. I originally was going to make the dress version, but she already has a closetful of dresses (and I have a couple more in the works), and I knew she would get a ton of wear out of a top, so I went with that.

girls peplum top pattern

For the topstitching, I used white coverstitch thread for contrast. One thing I love about sewing and is how such little details such as thread color can make such a difference in the finished product. I love the look the white adds to this top.

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This little top works great layering with a cardigan on chillier days too (which may be my favorite look).

girls peplum top pattern

girls peplum top pattern

Anything that Lola can twirl, run, jump, and dance in gets a big thumbs up from her, so needless to say, this new Pretty in Peplum Top is a hit!

girls peplum top pattern

girls peplum top pattern

Details:
Fabric: Aztec Black Knit from Riley Blake Designs
Pattern: Pretty in Peplum Dress & Top PDF Pattern by Sew Much Ado
Hair bow: Simple Bows Tutorial from Ruffles & Stuff
Boots: Baby Gap
Cardigan: Old Navy

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Comments

  1. Lola is such a doll! I love the photos, especially the second-to-last one.
    I love the white contrast stitching! It’s perfect for this fabric.

  2. This is fabulous! Lola looks so grown up in these photos!
    So sweet.

  3. The top is beautiful. Your photos are stunning! I showed the top to my daughter to see if she likes it, and she said your daughter looked like one of her friends. She is right :)

  4. The top is precious and the model is adorable!

  5. I really liked your choice in colors…..The dress looks like she can run play and just be the little girl that she is…..loved the yellow sweater omg just made it pop….ty for sharing…..

  6. The peplum top is so wonderful and I like this fabric very much.

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