I made my first Riding Peplum top recently and just love it. I admit it's not the ideal pattern for winter, but I always have a cable knit sweater on hand so it's really an all season piece for me. As many of you know, the pattern is from April Rhodes, and is available in our shop. For the bodice, I chose The Plains in Sky fabric from our Roam collection.
For the contrast on the bottom I knew I had to wander over to Kaufman's wonderful House of Denim section in our shop. Narrowing down my choices proved fairly difficult, but in the end I settled on this lovely Dash Chambray Dobby. I think the little dashes mirror the playfulness of the fabric pattern really nicely.
I also think the darker denim color allows for a variety of shades of denim jeans in lighter colors so the skirted top doesn't get lost in the outfit. The high low hem certainly adds a bit of fun to an otherwise casual wardrobe piece. If you u haven't tried your hand at pleats yet, this is a great pattern to start with as April provides simple instructions with very clear photographs.
I really don't think you can have a bad day when you've got a handsome buffalo looking out for you over your shoulder...
If you're hoping to hone your apparel sewing skills this is a great pattern too try. If you use our Roam collection be sure to tag your project with #RroamFabric so we can share!