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The Sonja Peplum Ankara

Added Jul 14, 2012

by lazimmy

Nashville, Tenne...






This top is based on the free Burda Style pattern The Sonja Dress. The fabric is very special because it was sent to me from a friend in Niger. It is Nigerian ankara, a kind of resin-printed fabric. As for the pattern, I took the dress and shortened it to make a peplum top as these have been heavily featured this season!

Material Notes

100% cotton Nigerian ankara




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Ethnic

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    Feb 25, 2013, 02.32 PMby eleish


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    Feb 6, 2013, 05.15 AMby michala

    Love it! What a great idea!

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    Aug 26, 2012, 05.59 PMby raquel mf

    Great job! The fabric is awesome!

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    Aug 1, 2012, 07.31 AMby itetein

    So very pretty! Such a good idea to shorten the dress pattern into a peplum top.

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    Jul 15, 2012, 06.26 PMby Amber Bockman


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    Jul 15, 2012, 12.40 PMby semacnair

    Great idea! I like it much better than the Sonja Dress, and I’m actually considering making this (and wasn’t even considering that pattern). Thanks for posting this!

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    Jul 15, 2012, 10.47 AMby zora

    Love it.

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    Jul 15, 2012, 10.21 AMby Martch

    Great idea to shorten a dress pattern to make a peplum top. You make me want to try that, too:-)

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    Jul 15, 2012, 09.48 AMby Mary Athey

    Fab top and stunning fabric i love african prints x

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    Jul 15, 2012, 09.36 AMby SassyT

    am another who went Ooo african print. Yes they are the biz and your top looks great.

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    Jul 15, 2012, 09.17 AMby leokadia

    a beautiful fabric, I love African prints very!!

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    Jul 15, 2012, 04.12 AMby heatherlou

    LOVES! African prints are my favourite – this was a perfect blend of a dramatic pattern and simple but elegant silhouette.

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    Jul 15, 2012, 12.23 AMby rita61

    Awesome! Looks wonderful on you! There is a different pattern that I would like to try the same thing. Thanks to you sharing, now it might work!!!! Happy Summer!

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    Jul 14, 2012, 09.42 PMby addella

    I love it! Great job

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    Jul 14, 2012, 09.39 PMby jenny walker

    very beautiful!

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    Jul 14, 2012, 08.11 PMby janene

    Such a striking top. Great style to show off that fabric. I love how the bodice is narrow at the shoulders. And with that peplum it makes for a very flattering shape. Fabulous job :-)

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    Jul 14, 2012, 08.09 PMby luisa59

    very very nice, especially the fabric.

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