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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



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    Apr 5, 2013, 12.17 PMby Oana F.

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

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    Sep 24, 2012, 09.05 AMby libbysharf

    Wow! it fits you so well!! very feminine

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    Sep 22, 2012, 07.16 PMby ladymacbeth86

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

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    Sep 18, 2012, 08.31 PMby 1sewingprincess

    I want to make it too, Melissa

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    Sep 18, 2012, 07.20 PMby merche

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

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    Sep 18, 2012, 05.45 PMby Mary Athey

    its lovely.x

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