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When life gives you lemons...

Added May 31, 2015


Hesse, Germany






When life gives you lemons… then sew a peplum top!

This top is based on a blouse pattern #120 Burdastyle 11/2012. I used it for a summer top with cap sleeves. I lengthened it because I thought the waist is too high (I’m 66 inches tall).
The fabric was sold as decoration fabric but I knew from first sight that I’d sew a garment of it. There is a yellow lining inside.
I highly recommend this pattern, because the pleats have a nice fall and it’s good for fabrics with some body. I will definitely sew this again.
I made this beaded lemon brooch myself, too (see neckline).

More about this in my fashion- and sewing blog for women over 50 (all comments are welcome)

House of Philo

Material Notes

Cotton, invisible zipper




Garment Type

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    Jun 9, 2015, 02.08 AMby sewing fanatic

    now i love this peplum and citrusy print! x

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    Jun 4, 2015, 05.12 PMby rita61

    So nice on you!

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      Jul 19, 2015, 10.43 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Glad you like it! Many thanks

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    Jun 1, 2015, 08.45 AMby emilymai

    Very cute and on trend top!

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    Jun 1, 2015, 05.28 AMby Joanne C.

    That is sooo lovely! Your bag & brooch match perfectly with the top.

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      Jun 1, 2015, 05.35 AMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Glad you like it! Thank you! Philo

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    Jun 1, 2015, 01.01 AMby RedBelka

    How cute! Love the top and the brooch!

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      Jun 1, 2015, 05.00 AMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Thank you for your nice comment. I made the brooch last year, I showed how I made this, HERE

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    May 31, 2015, 08.19 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    This is just Lovely!! You look fabulous!

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      Jun 1, 2015, 05.01 AMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Hi Ellen, thank you for your nice comment. Philo

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    May 31, 2015, 06.52 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    It’s so beautiful!!! I love your little bag too…

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      May 31, 2015, 06.56 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

      Many thanks! Yes, this little bag matches perfectly and I fell in love immediately when I saw it :-) Have a nice day, Philo

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