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Shirred Peasant Top

Added Jul 30, 2010

by calicia-1

Montego Bay, Jam...






When I saw this organza material, I loved it, I new it was a little rough to make the top I had in mind, chiffon would have been best but pretty colored chiffons are sometimes hard to find. I made this top close to the time when peasant tops were coming back earlier this year.

It has a keyhole front which I lined and then added the buttons and loops. The keyhole goes a bit far down, I’m going to have to pin it or just wear cami underneath. When making tops like this, be mindful not to give it too much width or it will look baggy on you.

They matched the oatmeal colored material at the store that I used to make my shorts and thought they went perfectly together, it’s one of the few things that I have made that still fit.

I still haven’t worn it yet but I plan to do so the next time I go out on a date…

Material Notes




Garment Type

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  • Charlie-deeshadows1_large

    Jul 31, 2010, 10.39 PMby smallone

    its is just lovely!

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    Jul 30, 2010, 05.19 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Beautiful top. Can you share how you did the shirring? Did you have a pattern?

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      Jul 30, 2010, 06.44 PMby calicia-1

      Hi Domestic-divaonline, I created a little guide for how I completed the blouse. All my patterns are hand-made.

      1. Cut the pattern for the bodice front and back using basic bodice block

      1a. Cut a small v at the center front for the keyhole.

      2. Added 3" to the sides of the bodice front for the allowance and ease in sliding it over my head (I should have added about 2" because the top was a little blousy.

      3. Cut the sections for the sleeve using my arm measurement as a guide and then adding allowance for ease.

      4. I sewed bodice front, back and sleeve section. and then measured it to get the length I would need for the shirred section at the top and bottom of the blouse.

      5. After adding all pieces together, I then began the shirring.

      6. After completing the shirring, I then lined the section for the keyhole, and added the loops for the buttons and finally the buttons.

      Hope you find this information helpful!

    • Glo_copy_large

      Jul 31, 2010, 01.35 AMby domestic-divaonline

      Very helpful. I didn’t notice that the shirred pieces were added on and I was trying to figure out how you accomplished it all in one piece since I just finished an article about shirring. Thanks!

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    Jul 30, 2010, 04.10 PMby tamezdc

    Very nice top! Did you make your own pattern??

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      Jul 30, 2010, 06.52 PMby calicia-1

      Yup, made my own

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    Jul 30, 2010, 02.53 PMby calicia-1


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    Jul 30, 2010, 09.48 AMby jodieclark

    It’s really pretty. I love that print.

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