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Peplum Sleeve Houndstooth

Added Apr 25, 2014

by ronnielee

Sydney, Australia






I am partial to a shift dress and when the 112 Peplum Dress was released I was gung-ho for the pattern. This should have been a quick easy peasy sew, wrong! The sizing on this pattern is so big. I started with my size 40, and ended up recutting and going to the smallest size and still had to take more in on the sides. I know it’s meant to be loose since there is no zip closure but still it’s a whopper!
Then to top it off, I made a boo boo by only tracing one side of the sleeves thinking they were the same, NOT!!
Or course I didn’t have any spare fabric to recut, so I improvised with some black scrap fabric. Photos you can’t see the black back sleeves. Sometimes mistakes are meant to happen, having the contrast has made the dress look more Mod & a bit edgy. I just had enough scrap fabric to make some pockets also..

Material Notes

1 1/2 mtrs (not sure what this fabric is) houndstooth made of some weird fiber.




Garment Type

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    May 6, 2014, 10.26 PMby Kokoluna

    I am pretty much debating whether to do the same myself as I know its going to annoy me every time I wear the dress! Feel I have been over it so many times now I can sew the thing with my eyes closed!

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    May 6, 2014, 08.09 AMby Kokoluna

    Hi, I am just in the process of sewing this dress and like you have found that if I were to follow the Burda sizing I would end up with a tent! So I had to take size down and adjust further by combining two sizes 40 for top so I can move my arms and it would not be too tight on the bust and a size 38 for the bottom part to make it more fitted. Still fining it is a little more roomy than I intended (despite making a muslin to check the fit) but too far along now to take apart and start again. Burda should really provide finished garment measurements like some of the other pattern companies do it would help a lot.

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      May 6, 2014, 10.07 AMby ronnielee

      Muslim, Muslim, one day I will follow these rules. Sizing was such a miss. The model wearing the finished dress is very tiny, I can’t imagine the smallest size even fitting her. I pulled mine apart and started pretty much from scratch… still scratching my head..

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    Apr 26, 2014, 09.13 PMby cchristie

    Looks like a fun dress. Love the cheeky pockets.

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    Apr 26, 2014, 08.29 PMby cathysews

    Great job..looks fab

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    Apr 26, 2014, 07.03 PMby liliv-1

    Awesome dress

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      Apr 27, 2014, 09.39 AMby ronnielee

      Cheers Liliv..

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    Apr 26, 2014, 05.53 PMby maggieg5

    Love the 1960’s look of the dress and as you say works well with the black trimming

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    Apr 26, 2014, 05.15 PMby Mary Athey

    I love this on you and your photos show it of so well. The black accents where meant to happen as they add such a lot to the dress. You look lovely x

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      Apr 27, 2014, 09.37 AMby ronnielee

      Some things are meant to happen! I’ve had my share of balls up but they seem to always work out! Cheers Mary xx

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      Apr 27, 2014, 12.21 PMby Mary Athey

      Oh so have i ronnie-lee lol, i used to always carry pins in case my dress split and one time my dress stretched so much and with all my yanking it back up, it ended up with me exposing a lot more boobage than normal. I ended up pining the front.to my bra for modestys sake lol x

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