DIY Peplum top and Pants + ERIC ROBERSON

I was in the process of making these Vogue pants and peplum top by Simplicity and decided I wanted to make an outfit to see Eric Roberson, Lala Hathaway, Tweet, and Ruben Studdard in concert April 19th. I ran across this black and white cotton sateen at Wherehouse Fabric a month back and could not pass it up.  Actually, I left the store without buying it then can back the next day and bought a few yards of it.  It was originally supposed to be for a dress and as you can see I had different plans.  

 Looks like an ink spill..but this print is so fun and cute to me

Looks like an ink spill..but this print is so fun and cute to me

 Here's the back of peplum prior to hemming, pressing, top stitching, adding zipper etc.

Here's the back of peplum prior to hemming, pressing, top stitching, adding zipper etc.

 I used the gloss gunmetal colored zipper for the back

I used the gloss gunmetal colored zipper for the back

I made top E with the following alterations:

-4 inverted box pleats instead of pleats from pattern.  Two were in the front matching up with the waist darts, then two pleats on each side.

-6 inch zipper instead of buttons

-Self drafted cut out in back

-Pink elastic across back

The pants needed 2.5" added to the length

 I love my neon yellow heels with these pants

I love my neon yellow heels with these pants

 BUT I decided to go with my Pranal Gurung heels.  Lines from head to toe!

BUT I decided to go with my Pranal Gurung heels.  Lines from head to toe!

 Eric Roberson and I after his performance at the Houston Arena Theater

Eric Roberson and I after his performance at the Houston Arena Theater

 Just a few selfies!!

Just a few selfies!!

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