NEW BurdaStyle
Best of Blogging List!

Subscribe to our FREE digital newsletter and
receive the new Top 50 Bloggers List for
sewing, fashion and craft enthusiasts!

The Grey Peplum Top

Added Sep 18, 2012

by squirrellypoo

London, United K...






I knew I was going to make this the second I saw it on the cover of the August issue! A lot of peplum dresses just feature a ring of excess fabric around the hips, but here, the curved waist seam plus the sloped hemline and bias-cut peplum on this particular pattern really sets it above the rest. I also like that it’s separates, so I can pair my top with a skirt, slim trousers, or leggings and get much more wear from it than just a single dress.

I found it really odd that this pattern is unlined, though (or rather, just the sleeves are lined) – It’s pretty straightforward to make lining pattern pieces from the shell and facings (see below), but the construction was more challenging to figure out. It is possible to do a nice clean finish almost entirely by machine (you still have to sew the hems by hand), but you have to do a bit of clever reordering of the construction…

Luckily for you, I shared my clever order of construction with you!

To see way more photos (inside and out) of the completed top, head over to

Material Notes

Grey poly-blend flannel




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Flannel, Polyester



6 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Dsc_9266_large

    Apr 5, 2013, 12.17 PMby Oana F.

    I am not a fan of peplums, but this looks very good on you!!!

  • Img_9187s_large

    Sep 24, 2012, 09.05 AMby libbysharf

    Wow! it fits you so well!! very feminine

  • Prhfw-seot-2012-387_large

    Sep 22, 2012, 07.16 PMby ladymacbeth86

    it’s lovely! you did a great job ;-)

  • Summer_breeze_top_thumb_large

    Sep 18, 2012, 08.31 PMby 1sewingprincess

    I want to make it too, Melissa

  • Cimg3022_large

    Sep 18, 2012, 07.20 PMby merche

    Stunning! You look amzing in it! And thank you for the tips on the construction!

  • Img_20151112_204232_large

    Sep 18, 2012, 05.45 PMby Mary Athey

    its lovely.x

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 9 people added it

This project is based on