Olivetop: self-made, pattern here // pants: Paige // boots: Clarks

I think I have a condition where I can’t say no to peplum tops. I think it’s probably why I currently have three unfinished peplum tops in my sewing queue.

Anyway, meet Olive, the latest creation of Amity of Lolita Patterns. She sent me an email a few weeks ago asking if I’d like to test Olive and upon seeing the line drawing I imploded a little bit. It was the pleats, I think.

Olive comes with two views, a ruffly one with a sheer overlay ( View A) and a more basic one (VIew B). You can find line drawings and more information here.

I chose View B in a size 2 and it turned out ALMOST perfect. It was so quick and simple to put together and the ladies fit without an FBA! (One day I will learn to that one..) The only issue I had was my stupidly long torso, as usual. Even as I was cutting the fabric I was thinking to myself, “You should probably add an inch or two to this..” But alas, I didn’t listen and now the damn thing is about two inches shorter than I’d like it to be.

But anyway, now I know for the next one (which I will be posting after the blog tour!). You can check out the other ladies participating in the blog tour this week here (I’ll keep updating the links as they get posted!):

Three Dresses
Handmade by Carolyn
Quirky Pretty Cute
Made With Hugs and Kisses

And as an extra special bonus Amity’s got a 15% discount with the code sewing15indie for Sewing Indie Month until May 19th, plus she’s now offering two-pack pattern discounts. So head over to her shop to snag an Olive of your own (in print or pdf!).

6 thoughts on “Olive”

  1. Love your color combination here and love the way those sleeves are set in. I think I have an addiction to puffy sleeves like yours to peplum tops.

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