Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

Wax print peplum top and skirt - Spring 2013

Added Apr 13, 2013

by patzel

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I do enjoy a good wax print.

This peplum top is a Frankenpattern that I created from the bodice of a favorite vintage pattern, Vogue 5842, and the peplum of Vogue 8815. This fusion turned out to be fairly straightforward; I simply ensured that the circumference at the bottom of the bodice was the same as the circumference at the top of the peplum. I made life a bit more complicated (it is my way) by adding black piping and geometric shapes topstitched to the sides. I blame Pabral Gurung’s Spring 2012 show for this decision. Not much fun to line those shapes up. I’ll leave it at that.

Naturally, a lime green peplum is never enough and I constructed a matching skirt from Burdastyle skirt pattern 107 in the 2/2011 magazine. The skirt pattern is most recognizable from the back. Originally I added seams to the front of the skirt where the darts were placed so that I could add contrasting panels at the sides. In the end I scrapped this idea and left the front seams which are accented with piping.

Happy Spring!


Vogue 5842
Vogue 8815
Burdastyle 107 2/2011
2 ½ yards wax print cotton
½ yard black cotton
½ yard interfacin
1 yard lining
Black piping
2 zippers
Hook and eye




Garment Type
Bohemian, Ethnic

17 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Test_large

    Apr 16, 2014, 11.42 AMby ginaminton

    I totally adore the top. It looks great. And you are beautiful.

  • 718839f1e666b60ba89825066c66b0e93b61e21c_large

    Jun 1, 2013, 12.03 PMby ink

    Gosh you really made that well. The skirt, top, the alignment of the pattern….the fabric is beyond edible looking… So saturated, stunning. Really gorgeous and I love that skirt with the jean top!

  • Img_0335_large

    Apr 28, 2013, 10.36 PMby estilosalome

    This is beyond beautiful. It is very chic and happy. I would totally wear this. Love the skirt with the chambray and the peplum top with jeans. Congrats on a project well achieved.

  • Etsy_profile_pic_4_large

    Apr 27, 2013, 03.06 PMby patzel

    Thank you for all the lovely comments!

  • Img_8352_large

    Apr 27, 2013, 02.41 AMby Virginia's Daughter

    Wow! This is so cute. Love how you’ve styled the skirt with the denim shirt. You’ve created two fabulous pieces!

  • Snapchat-995737877_large

    Apr 26, 2013, 04.55 PMby ines25

    nice skirt! i love to use wax fabric! so easy to sew with and so comfy to wear!

  • Missing

    Apr 26, 2013, 12.57 PMby PucciKat

    I love this look!

  • 90x90pxls_large

    Apr 25, 2013, 10.54 PMby freyastark

    Very impressive. Well done.

  • Image_large

    Apr 25, 2013, 12.40 PMby Meldbombs

    Ps. i love the geometricness of the pattern. Reminds me of a Keith Haring.

  • Image_large

    Apr 25, 2013, 12.39 PMby Meldbombs

    So unique and interesting…..I never heard of wax print before though what is that? And haha I also have a tendency to overcomplicate things. My veteran sewing contact keeps me grounded though. Don’t you love those people who always have the best tricks? Like banging hard denim seams with a hammer to make life easier?

    1 Reply
  • _dsc1088_large

    Apr 24, 2013, 08.13 PMby Gigette

    Waouuuuuh!!!! Si beautiful ;)

  • 11258216_10206641305901111_7249394459930650298_n_large

    Apr 24, 2013, 05.44 PMby nouvellegamine

    Nice work. I esp love the skirt!

  • Forburda_large

    Apr 24, 2013, 05.15 PMby skeeler

    These pieces are incredible! Wow!

  • Finished_logo1_large

    Apr 24, 2013, 05.02 PMby monibug

    so very nice I also enjoy a nice wax cotton print…i’ve made a few dresses with my stash so far now you have inspired me to make a pencil skirt and maybe even a top….thank you!!!

  • 302368_10151138498122244_802047135_n_large

    Apr 15, 2013, 03.19 AMby BecStitches

    Looks great!! :)

  • Etsy_profile_pic_4_large

    Apr 14, 2013, 06.47 PMby patzel

    Thank you! I was very excited to find the vibrantly blue building above because I love color.

  • 20170310_191639_large

    Apr 14, 2013, 09.25 AMby Mary Athey

    stunning outfit fab fabric and photos. i love this. its just gorgeous and totally fab on you. xx

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 30 people added it

This project is based on