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You may trace this peplum again and label one as the back, but we made this pattern work for both front and back peplums. Label as, Front cut 1 on fold, Back cut 2. This peplum now sews into the garment at the seamline you created. Sew the side seams of the peplum, right sides together and finish the hem of the peplum BEFORE you sew into skirt (if there is a zipper). If using a stretch fabric you can cut both front and back pieces on fold.

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    Oct 9, 2012, 10.33 AMby khatsu

    Wonderful post! Can you add in a picture to show where the grainline is? Thanks!

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    Aug 10, 2012, 04.23 PMby ivorynoire

    This tutorial assumes your front and back pieces have the exact same waist measurement, which isn’t always the case. To make sure both peplum pieces fit the rest of your pattern, check the waist measurement of your back piece as well. If you don’t mind the side seams of the peplum and the bodice not lining up, you can add the side to center front measurement to the side to center back measurement, multiply this by two and continue with the tutorial. If you do mind, you’ll have to draw a separate pattern piece for the back as well, following the tutorial like you would for the front.

    It probably won’t be much of a difference and if you’re using stretchy fabric, you can probably compensate for the difference when sewing, but I thought it was worth a mention. I’m nit picky that way :).

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