Cali Faye January Peplum


I’m always on the hunt for cute woven top patterns.  The January Peplum from Cali Faye caught my eye when it was released and has been on my ‘to-sew’ list ever since.


About the same time I just HAD to order this darling panda quilting cotton from Phat Quarters fabrics on Etsy.  Gemia (one of the Phat Quarters owners) was one of my first online sewing friends and I was so excited to place my first order with her.  It was super quick shipping and she has such an amazing selection (this print has since sold out but there’s a ton of cute stuff to check out).


I knew this fabric and pattern would be a great combo for my panda-lovin’ girl!


She just loves her cute ‘panda-licious’ top!


It certainly suits her little personality!


I really adore the shape of this pattern.  The hi-low peplum is too cute!



The construction is basic and quick.  Nothing fancy but the tutorial is clear and concise.  It has a zipper back and a shoulder detail that can add fun contrast and pops of color.


The neck is done with bias which I still need to work on my technique.  It looks fine but not perfect!


I’m not exactly sold on the sleeves… I think I’ll do them shorter next time but she liked them as is so I’ve got to make the customer happy 😉


I’ve got one happy girl and I think there will be more of these come fall.  The pattern cover is done in a lightweight flannel that I can’t get out of my head.  Hopefully, it doesn’t take me months to get to that one!


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