Peplum Love and DIY Peplum Abaya

Peplums have been everywhere lately, dresses, skirts, even shorts. I love the look.Image

Image from http://www.goniovisionbox.org/2013/01/peplum-mini-skirt-trend-and-popular/

Peplums are feminine, flirty, vintage and modern at the same time and if you are creative enough, can be very dramatic.

Dramatic Runway Peplums


I have been dreaming of making a peplum abaya for awhile and finally got around to it.

DIY Peplum Abaya

Because I love the simplicity of commercial patterns, I started with Vogue V8815 , which is for a fitted top. I made a few modifications to suit my tastes such as eliminating the back shoulder darts and slashing and spreading the peplum to give it more flair. I also made it about an inch longer all around. And obviously I drafted a high-waisted skirt with front and back darts. The skirt I attached at the waist to make it all one piece.

DIY peplum abaya

DIY peplum abaya

I actually wore this for the later part of eid.  The look of it is very plain because I wanted it to be a stylish everyday abaya, I had no intention of wearing it for eid but my dwindling fabric stash made it so that I didn’t have much to choose from. Time to replenish. In the meantime this has become my favorite going out with the hubby abaya, I will absolutly be making a couple more.