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Sunset Peplum Top and Skirt (BurdaStyle 8/12)

Added Dec 3, 2012

by jkaori

San Francisco Ba...

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Description

I’ve been admiring all of the gorgeous peplum tops that are everywhere these days, and finally made one for myself using a pattern from BurdaStyle August 2012. I made the matching skirt as well, as I just barely had enough fabric. I changed the crew neck to a V-neck out of necessity — I accidentally cut the front piece without checking where the fabric pattern would be, so I ended up with a big white swath right down CF. It was unsightly, so I tried to diminish it with a V neck. I also shortened the peplum because I am petite and I wanted to add a contrast band to the hem.

The pattern is well drafted, but I’m not crazy about it, which is why I photographed it on the dress form rather than on me. The colors aren’t the best for me (what possessed me to buy this fabric when I never wear brown and orange?!?!) and there is something about the style that isn’t really flattering. I think it could be the band on the peplum, or perhaps the combo of the V-neck and the peplum. Maybe I should have made a deep U-neck to play off of the rounded curves of the peplum? Not sure…

Material Notes

Poly/cotton blend woven fabric (main body)
Habotai silk (lining)
Silk dupioni (trim)

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Tops
Style
Classic
Material
Cotton, Polyester, Silk

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    Feb 18, 2013, 11.42 PMby Irina Schwab

    great project! I like the v-neck, what a great idea!

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    Dec 26, 2012, 03.38 PMby kelepso

    It’s a great dress nonetheless and the fabric is very pretty.

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      Dec 28, 2012, 11.13 PMby jkaori

      Thank you for your comment!

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    Dec 6, 2012, 01.53 AMby Ruth Meiland

    Love your work it looks great!

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      Dec 8, 2012, 08.59 PMby jkaori

      Thank you!

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      Dec 28, 2012, 11.13 PMby jkaori

      Thank you!

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    Dec 4, 2012, 04.58 AMby smallone

    actually really quite like this better with a v-neck :)

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      Dec 8, 2012, 09.02 PMby jkaori

      Yes, I like a lowered neckline for this style too.

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    Dec 3, 2012, 07.27 PMby Mary Athey

    i love your version so much!!!! i think the fabrics lovely and the trims so well done. x

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      Dec 8, 2012, 09.02 PMby jkaori

      Thank you so much for your kind words!

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    Dec 3, 2012, 07.27 PMby Mary Athey

    i love your version so much!!!! i think the fabrics lovely and the trims so well done. x

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    Dec 3, 2012, 07.11 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Its beautiful and great fabric too!

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      Dec 8, 2012, 09.03 PMby jkaori

      Thank you! I fell in love with the fabric when I saw it — the mix of colors and the circular design woven into the fabric.

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    Dec 3, 2012, 06.17 PMby kisses

    Nicely done…so loving the fabric

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      Dec 8, 2012, 09.03 PMby jkaori

      Thank you!

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