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Jil Sander Inspired Peplum Skirt

Added Aug 8, 2012

by Trudy McGrath

Somewhere, Ireland






Remember the Jil Sander Twill peplum maxi skirt that came out about two years ago now? Well, I thought I’ll make my own take on it and here it is. I hope you’ll like it too :)

What you need to do is get a nice pattern for A-line maxi skirts, in order to get a little “tail” on the back you’will need to adet that puffy peplum around the waist you will need to measure the waist of your skirt which has to be fitted beforehand. Divide that number by 6.28 that will be your waist length and the radius of your circd extra width to the A-line starting from mid-thigh to bottom…almost like a bell shaped maxi skirt.. Draw a circumference with that radius on your fabric or sheet and when you are done add another good 20-25 cm to that radius and draw an even bigger circle around it like on the picture. You will need to do this on a double folded fabric so you will have two even shaped circles in order to get that puffy effect. I allowed an extra cm and used elastic waistbands instead of having to insert a zipper on the back and sewn the peplum onto the skirt’s waist.

Material Notes

Elastic Cotton




Garment Type

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    Aug 16, 2012, 02.11 AMby Kerie

    I love it! :D

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      Aug 16, 2012, 10.31 AMby Trudy McGrath

      Thank You Lovely the only thing about it that I’ve never worn it since I done it as it really edgy and I don’t like people staring so much :)

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    Aug 8, 2012, 07.44 PMby Trudy McGrath

    Thank you!

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    Aug 8, 2012, 05.28 PMby Mary Athey

    Its certainly a head turner. well done xx

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    Aug 8, 2012, 04.15 PMby Dance by the light of the moon

    Love it !

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