I've been seeing a lot of pastels -- well, because it's spring, Easter and those were the primary hues on the runway for this season. I'm not really fond of those soft, muted, "baby colors". I prefer more saturated, bright, bold, primary shades.
But this shade of mint green or teal green, was just perfect to me. Everything about it says "spring" to me. It's a very happy color!
So I decided to make something fun out of this great ponte/nylon knit I picked up at Hancock Fabrics. This is a peplum top with cutouts that I designed. I've been looking at a lot of Cushnie et Ochs designs and the way those two ladies use cutouts and straps is so inspiring.
So I decided to juxtapose this soft color with a bit of naughty, vixenish appeal.
I started to make this a dress, but I knew I'd want to throw on this top with a pair of jeans or shorts. So this became a peplum top and a pull-on, elastic waist midi-length pencil skirt. Exactly like this red one.
I used (OOP) McCall's 6281 for the back cutout pieces.