I tried to sew a peplum once a while back. It was a really popular pattern. I kept seeing it a lot in different Facebook sewing groups, so I decided to give it a go. I hated it. I didn’t like the way it fit me. I liked the way it looked on a lot of people, but apparently, that particular pattern, needed A LOT of adjustments to fit my body. So I’ve used it a handful of times sewing for my little cousin, and I donated the top I made for myself to the thrift store. I still liked the style though, but have been reluctant to try making another peplum type top because of how that top fit me.
I made a size 4 based on my bust measurement. My waist measurement falls closer to a size 6 but due to the amount of ease included in this pattern (for the intended relaxed fit), I chose to not grade the pattern at all. I just made a straight 4. I do like the fit. 🙂
My Second Top:
My second top was made from liverpool fabric I got from Fabric.com a while ago. Liverpool fabric is my favorite to sew. I love the way it feels. I love wearing it too!
This was the final version of the pattern. I decided to use long sleeves, because, even though we are having temperatures in the 90s still, I know fall is coming! And, I want a few handmade things for the cooler weather too! 😉 I chose to sew the half circle skirt on this one. I thought that the circle skirt pieces would look nice in the liverpool (and they do!).
This time, I chose to use the neckband piece rather than the binding piece. I like the binding for thinner fabrics and the band for thicker ones like liverpool (just a personal preference though).
This is also tunic length. Perfect for pairing with leggings!
I also sewed the straight size 4 this time, with no adjustments. I’m super happy with the fit!
Overview of the Pattern:
- several sleeve lengths (short, 3/4, long)
- asymmetrical sleeves (not cut on fold)
- banded or bound neckline
- gathered skirt option (with straight, high-low, or curved hem)
- circle or half circle skirt option
- top or tunic length (tunic length is great for pairing with leggings)
- excellent photo instructions
- great support from the Mamma Can Do It Facebook Group