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P is for Peplum

Added May 30, 2011

by mollykatherine

Sydney, Australia






Introducing the second installment of my Sewing Through The Decades Challenge – The 1948 Simplicity 2590 dress – Otherwise know as my P is for Peplum dress.

I’ve had some serious sewing dramas lately, and although this dress took me a good couple of weeks to complete it wasn’t particularly difficult. If I had of been a little more diligent, I probably could have finished it in a day or two. Part of me thinks that the boring fabric is to blame, It was very uninspiring when sitting in a heap on my desk, thats for certain!

Although the pattern was straightforward, there were a lot of techniques and steps that I had never used before – It was my first time working with crepe, my first teeny tiny roll hem, my first sleeves! my first time using my new overlocker, and my first peplum! phew, that’s a lot of firsts!

There was a huge amount of room for me to screw this dress up, yet somehow I didn’t! and I’m just thrilled with the end result!

Natasha , my dear friend and handy photography woman took photographs for me again. We went to the main campus of Sydney University and took the pictures in the quadrangle by the great hall. Its so beautiful there!

Read more about it on my Blog – Molly-Made

Material Notes

Navy Blue Crepe




Garment Type

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    Oct 29, 2011, 09.26 AMby RenaissanceBombshell

    Simply lovely. We must meet up sometime – almost neighbours!

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    Oct 4, 2011, 01.26 AMby sallieOh

    oh i just love that peplum! beautiful!

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    Sep 11, 2011, 02.09 PMby Denim Skirts Etc

    This is beautiful. You have some lovely projects. What a great location as well.

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    Aug 24, 2011, 11.13 PMby kerstika

    What a stunning dress!

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    Jun 1, 2011, 02.00 AMby rogue-cellist

    This is beautiful. The fabric might have been uninspiring but it was perfect for this project. The end effect is both classic and elegant. The whole outfit looks amazing and suits you wonderfully. Fantastic.

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    Jun 1, 2011, 01.02 AMby Ures Sarmiento

    This is really gorgeous!

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    May 31, 2011, 04.04 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    My favorite shot here has to be the one where you’re peering through the doorway…great focus on the shoes and the eye is drawn back through the other entryways. I almost say the peplum is under-rate designwise. Really easy to do and begs for all sorts of embellishments, embroidery. Also….just wondering if shoulder pads were gone by 1948..because you don’t appear to have any shoulder pads in your dress. Just wondering. Otherwise, beautiful.

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    May 31, 2011, 03.05 PMby sunnilj9

    It’s really beautiful! I love how the peplum is detachable. And gosh, you could wear anything with this dress, its so versatile. Great pick on the fabric and pattern!

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    May 31, 2011, 02.10 PMby Dee Durrant

    This is gorgeous!

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    May 31, 2011, 03.31 AMby ronnielee

    I generally don’t like the peplum style, but totally adore this!! Nice to see the university grounds have been used eloquently…

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    May 31, 2011, 01.17 AMby regalmel

    P is for Perfect!

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    May 30, 2011, 11.54 PMby daysofcolor

    This is lovely—and does the peplum tie on? That’s a great detail!

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    May 30, 2011, 09.14 PMby stefanika

    You look gorgeous!

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    May 30, 2011, 07.22 PMby ellohdesign

    wow. absolutely gorgeous! great work.

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    May 30, 2011, 06.01 PMby smallone

    oh I love anything with a peplum….this dress is especially nice, and as for the “boring fabric” I think it made up into a very classic not to mention classy dress.

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    May 30, 2011, 10.14 AMby macska

    Gorgeous dress! Love it – well done! You’ve inspired me to try and hunt down that pattern – it looks amazing on you. :-)

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    May 30, 2011, 10.06 AMby Timea Schmidt

    Nice job! And the pics are beautiful also!

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    May 30, 2011, 10.05 AMby crafty-cc

    I LOVE this dress :) And it really suits you . . happy wearing!!

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    May 30, 2011, 09.21 AMby lennert

    Really nice! It looks absolutely amazing on you!

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    May 30, 2011, 09.12 AMby Irina Schwab

    I totally love this! So romantic!

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    May 30, 2011, 08.55 AMby Justyna Marchewkowa

    Truly amazing dress and you look stunning!

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