I'd cut out the top in a heavier-weight houndstooth in the summer, and kind of lost my drive to finish it. Probably because of the back zipper which I was feeling a little afraid of at the time... But I picked it up again and got right to it this time around. The zipper was installed a little more messily than I'd have preferred, but not noticeably enough to redo it or not to wear this. The busy little print also helped the hide the wavery nature of the stitching ;)
I'd originally chosen this pattern because the peplum flare is only at the sides, leaving the front and back panel flat. I thought that this would flatter my figure a little more than a full peplum. As it turns out, I really, really like it.
This is how it turned out:
|Front view with only a little wrinkly bit|
|Side view: it captures the spirit of a peplum|
without adding 6 inches to my posterior - love it!