I was very pleased to be chosen to test the women’s Relaxed Peplum Top and Tunic from Mama Can Do It. The pattern is designed for knit fabrics, and comes in a top length as well as a tunic. There are several options for the peplum including a gathered skirt, a full circle skirt, and a half-circle skirt.
I decided to make the half circle skirt in the top length. Since I wear short sleeves year round, that was what I made, but there is also an option for long sleeves. This pattern comes together very well. The instructions and illustrations are clear and to the point, with the various options outlined clearly. There is even information on how to best grade between sizes. There are two pattern pieces for the peplum, two for the bodice, and the sleeve and neckband pieces. A confident beginner would be very successful in completing this pattern.
I like the way it looks with either a skirt or my Fit Pants, also from MCDI. I’m looking forward to making another version of this top, and I think I will try the pleated peplum.
Options, Options, Options!
One of the aspects I really appreciate about the relaxed top and peplum is it’s versatility. Here are the topics of the blogs on the website with a variety of pattern hacks that add to the already numerous options:
Adding a Sash to the Relaxed Peplum
Ruffled Sleeve hack
High-Low Half Circle hack
Nursing Friendly modification
Pleated Peplum hack
Full Bust Adjustment – What Every Sewist Should Know
Relaxed Peplum with Woven Skirt
Full Bust Adjustment with Laura
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