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Wild Black Peplum

Added Feb 11, 2014

by melodym

Iowa City , Iowa...






Over at Mood Fabrics I fell for this black animal print flocked taffeta. Taffeta…it is what all my vintage loving swishing swirly skirted dreams are made of, however I felt this taffeta with the flocked animal print walked on the wilder side. And when I ran across the Burda Pleated Peplum Top (11/2012 #120) I envisioned a modern quirky nod to Sandy from Grease.
When laying out my pattern I made sure the fabrics flocking complimented the design I striped the center front with the print as well as the sleeves. I also adjusted the peplum with its inverted pleats to also show off the flocked print and maintain less pile in the inverted areas to avoid any excess midsection bulk.
I fully lined my peplum top in a deep purple lining. The lining also allows me to turn up the sleeves and form contrast cuffs for a less formal look.

Material Notes

flocked taffeta




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Mod, Vintage

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    Aug 13, 2014, 05.23 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

    Hi, your peplum top is so nice! I’m going to sew this pattern but may I ask you how tall you are? Even in the magazine the waist looks very high. Would prefer it lower. Thanks Philo

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    Feb 12, 2014, 05.21 PMby Mary Athey

    Lovely peplum and the fabrics so gorgeous. This looks fab on you x

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    Feb 12, 2014, 10.47 AMby SassyT

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    Feb 12, 2014, 06.40 AMby velvetribbon

    Very pretty peplum! Love your fabric choice :)

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    Feb 12, 2014, 06.29 AMby nrobson

    nice fabric and peplum

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    Feb 12, 2014, 03.40 AMby rita61

    Nice top

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    Feb 11, 2014, 10.12 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    This is Gorgeous Melodym! I like the animal print very much! ;)

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