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Wool Peplum Dress (aka Stash Buster/Wearable Muslin)

Added Feb 13, 2013

by Les Bonnes V...

Paris, France






When I started seeing peplums everywhere, I had to jump on the bandwagon!
I have always loved peplums for flattering waist-defining qualities, and I also wanted some draping and pattern drafting practice.
I started out drafting the bodice, then quickly ditched it and switched to draping when nothing fit me correctly.
The skirt was entirely drafted, and I regret that i didn’t drape it either! Most of my fitting problems seem to come from the skirt portion of the dress.
The peplum is basically a mini circle skirt.
The dress is faced and fully lined in some kind of very fragile and silky polyester that I immediately ripped putting in the zipper :-/

Overall, there are still a few kinks to work out with the pattern so I’m calling this a wearable muslin.

Material Notes

Beige light slightly stretchy wool-blend fabric I got ages and ages ago that has been in my stash and begging to be used.
I cut everything on a single layer to squeeze this dress out (see photo).
I originally wanted dainty cap sleeves-not enough fabric!




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    Feb 14, 2013, 02.59 PMby Linda74Sews

    While not all of us are thin enough to wear a peplum, you look perfect in it. Lovely dress. Drapes beautifully and fits nicely. Bravo.

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    Feb 13, 2013, 03.02 PMby mokosha

    i love it.. these bodice darts are really pretty

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      Feb 13, 2013, 04.17 PMby Les Bonnes Vivantes Paris

      Thanks for noticing! I kept re-drafting/draping because I specifically wanted these V shaped ones!

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    Feb 13, 2013, 11.57 AMby Les Bonnes Vivantes Paris

    Thank you! I hope to perfect the pattern and make another one soon!

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    Feb 13, 2013, 11.35 AMby Mary Athey

    Its lovely on you. Well done.x

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