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Batik Peplum Top

Added Jun 27, 2012

by sewgrannysew

Singapore, Singa...






With limited fabric (1.5 yards, 36"), the lady requested for a peplum style top since it is back in fashion. I had never worn or made peplum before and I had doubts that it would turn out well or look and feel comfortable. As it turned out, I was wrong. I’m thinking I will make a few for myself too.

Too lazy to draft, I looked high and low for instructions on peplum patterns (there are so many styles of peplum). I thought, maybe I could download a free one. Couldn’t find any. Finally I decided to mix and match what I already have in my pattern stash.

This peplum style top bodice was from vintage Vogue 1424 basic sleeveless bodice (changed to pleats at waist instead of darts, omitted side dart) and the peplum bottom pattern (shortened) came from Butterick B5142. Both in bust size 36" with waist 30". The shoulder length on the bodice was shortened, added an extra 2" interfaced waist band to the front with tie back. Zip opening at the back. I must say, the batik fabric was a breeze to handle and it took me no more than half a day from start to finish. I love peplums, provided they are the right ones placed at the right height. This circular peplum bottom here is 7" in length and the sits a tad higher than the natural waist.

It’s wonderful to be able to adapt patterns to our needs, isn’t it?

Material Notes

Batik cotton




Garment Type

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    Jul 7, 2012, 12.28 PMby ink

    The patten is so flattering for such a delicious print!

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    Jun 29, 2012, 12.40 PMby shizuoka

    nice! i want to try… is that dummy adjustable? how much the price in sg? thanks

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      Jun 30, 2012, 01.39 PMby sewgrannysew

      Thanks shizuoka :). The dress form is a medium and adjustable. It cost about US$240.00. You can also buy it online.

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    Jun 28, 2012, 04.11 PMby wildflower31

    I have just recently feel in love with batik fabric and have been wanting a peplum for some time. I love what you have created.

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      Jun 28, 2012, 04.23 PMby sewgrannysew

      Thanks wildflower31. :) Batik is great for the hot weather and easy to sew as they are usually 100 percent cotton.

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    Jun 28, 2012, 07.56 AMby juanitatortilla

    I love batik, and this pattern shows it off well.

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    Jun 28, 2012, 07.56 AMby juanitatortilla

    I love batik, and this pattern shows it off well.

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    Jun 27, 2012, 11.24 PMby SachiDespic

    This is very elegant!! LOVE IT!!

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    Jun 27, 2012, 08.34 PMby ThreadTheory

    Very pretty! I adore the tie at the back, it makes this the absolute perfect peblum top!

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