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Peplum Top 08/2012 #113



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Top sewing pattern available for download, available in various sizes.

This top has a beautifully draped peplum that makes a great impression and trims your waist. Pair it over a matching skirt for a dress look, or for a casual look wear with a pair of leggings.

This pattern is from the Nice and Bright collection

Need help sewing this top? We offer a full length video on sewing every step of this pattern, preview the tutorial here.

Recommended Materials

Lightweight wools or blends.

Amount of Fabrics

Wool crêpe,
width: 150 cm (59 ins)
length: 1.20 – 1.20 – 1.25 – 1.30 – 1.30 m
(1 3/8 – 1 3/8 – 1 1/2 – 1 1/2 – 1 1/2 yds).

width: 140 cm (55 ins)
length: 0.30 m (3/8 yd) for all sizes.

Vilene/Pellon G 785.

Invisible zip, 60 cm (24 ins) long

Seam Allowance

This pattern doesn't include seam allowance

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    Apr 4, 2014, 07.08 PMby Barbe SaintJohn

    Wish this graded larger than a 42/sz16. The plus size market it huge yet we have little choice in patterns. This would be perfect for all size women!

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    Jul 31, 2013, 02.27 AMby Jacintha

    I just finished the top and it turned out great. But the top wont sit correctly at the shoulders. It rides up forcing me to pull it down. Wearing it with a belt seems to keep the top in place. Can it be that the shoulders are too small? I think that the shoulder seam is not long enough. Will try again.

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    Jun 9, 2013, 01.59 PMby Alice Starfish

    can anyone help with the sewing of the peplum pieces, mine don’t seem to fit, or im not placing them right, the instructions aren’t very clear or helpful

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    Mar 10, 2013, 06.02 PMby bluetalmeida

    The idea of the pattern is good, the pattern by itself is really bad. For starters, peplums are not supposed to be that long on the back, this one is extremely long. Secondly, the short sleeves are awful, and that’s why only 1 of the finished project has the short sleeves and you can see how much it contracts the body, you can’t even move your arms without having a chunky piece of fabric on top of your shoulders. As with many other of the patterns here, the base is good but if you want an excellent finished product and and not a just “ok home made” one, you need to work on the patterns and the fitting. My advice with all this patterns is to make an etoile first in a cheap fabirc and from there work on the fitting.

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    Feb 20, 2013, 09.40 PMby Jodi-Kay Reece

    Does this style come in bigger sizes?

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    Dec 8, 2012, 05.44 AMby Brisbane Bronze Spray Tanning

    Does anyone know what the zigzag line on the shoulder of Back Piece #22 means? And also if there’s any tips for sewing the back dart? My front darts are perfect but the back ones look off…



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      Jan 15, 2013, 08.51 PMby BurdaStyle Support

      Hi Kimberley,

      Here are answers to your questions:
      -The pattern is graded from sizes 34-42. The different types of lines represent different sizes.
      -For the back darts, you should approach it similarly to the front darts. The key is making sure you have marked them properly and pinned your dart legs correctly before sewing. We also recommend using a pressing ham on your darts to get a nice finish.

      Let us know if you have any other questions!

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