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Peplum & Plaid

Added Dec 26, 2012

by misslivia

Ellensburg, Wash...






This jacket is inspired by a photo I once saw on a bathroom stall, torn from a fashion magazine, featuring a woman wearing a lovely green suit, featuring a pepulm-like flounce as a part of the jacket. I’m a huge fan of the peplum in general – who wouldn’t like a garment that accentuates your waist while hiding your hips?!

Created with the Vogue V1132 pattern, but altered to fit me (1" extension in the length at the waist); made in a lovely plaid. The plaid is very subtle and I recommend popping over to my blog to get a better look at it, as you can zoom in slightly to see the colors a bit more clearly. It is a basic gray-brown wool with threads of red, mustard, emerald and blue running through it. Different colors pop with different lights – I did not notice the blue until I was almost done with the garment! I spent quite a bit of time trying to match the plaids, which made the pattern more of an intermediate than an easy pattern. In the end, turns out that all my plaid matching should have happened at the shoulders in the back, not at the waist, but oh well, I guess you learn from each project! It was also tricky to cut out the fabric (I did cut it out single layer fashion) because I got the end of the bolt and one selvedge edge was horribly skewed because of the way it was pulled onto the bolt. I lost a good bit of fabric to that problem. I also added shoulder pads and did not bag the lining, both of which were pattern deviations.

This jacket will work great in my wardrobe from fall all the way to spring here in the PNW!

Material Notes

wool plaid
polyester lining
shoulder pads




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Classic
Polyester, Wool

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  • Swirlblouse1_large

    Nov 5, 2014, 08.04 PMby slmnstyle

    Great jacket! I’d like to make this pattern up someday soon. I love your version!

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    Oct 24, 2014, 09.39 PMby brisehuus

    What a beautiful outfit!!! Love it :-)

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    Apr 22, 2013, 02.20 PMby Andres Pinedo

    Love the pic. Was this taken in Ellensburg?

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      Apr 22, 2013, 07.13 PMby misslivia

      yep yep! I was home for the holidays so my sister and I popped outside our home to grab a few pictures!

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      Apr 23, 2013, 06.09 AMby Andres Pinedo

      Well that’s cool. Are you going to school? Doesn’t central have a fashion program?

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      Apr 23, 2013, 06.18 PMby misslivia

      I actually don’t think Central has a design program, they might have a merchandizing program, but my undergrad, SPU, has a great program and I minored in design there. I’m actually just a designer on the side – I am currently in grad school, researching solar cells! Design is just a hobby of mine :)

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    Jan 3, 2013, 07.22 PMby mokosha

    amazing jacket.. and i love the way you styled it.. and the pictures too

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    Jan 1, 2013, 10.54 PMby cheryl101red

    Love everything about this wonderful jacket!! Brava!

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    Dec 28, 2012, 05.19 PMby smallone

    I am green with envy ;) I looove a peplum…you have done such a wonderful job here. I wish I had the time/patience/sewing skills to produce something this professional.

    My favorite Burda Style project to date.

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    Dec 28, 2012, 09.33 AMby prettysewinggirl

    One of the most attractive projects I’ve seen in awhile – awesome awesome work =) enjoy the cold! its super hot over here in South Africa :)

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    Dec 27, 2012, 11.07 PMby mojo elgin

    Awesome jacket! I love it :)

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    Dec 27, 2012, 04.38 PMby Mary Athey

    Fab jacket and fab photos. The jackets wonderful on you x

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    Dec 26, 2012, 11.17 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Absolutely gorgeous! Perfect shape, perfect fabric.

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    Dec 26, 2012, 09.23 PMby kelerabeus

    Such a cute outfit! And photos are dreamy.

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    Dec 26, 2012, 08.26 PMby Lollyrosedragon

    You did an awesome job. I love it. Would never guess you had any difficulty in making it from the way it looks. Smashing!

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