Friday, May 3, 2013

Peplum top flop!

Two days ago it was 40 something degrees, rainy, but you could see the green grass.  Yesterday morning I woke up to this.....

So what do you do when you're snowed in?  Work on projects.  I've been wanting to make a peplum top, but I have no pattern, so I searched the internet for free patterns.  I found a few tutorials, but they weren't very clear, as least not to me.  So, I did what I always do, I winged it (wung it?, wanat it?), whatever!  I made it up as I went along.

This is the result:

I didn't have enough fabric to cut the peplum on the bias, so I tried to match up the plaid, as you can see, that didn't turn out to good.  I also I used the pattern for the blank canvas tee and made my own peplum, but I couldn't figure out how big to make it, so I just made it as big around at the natural waist line and flair out like an A-line skirt.  I think I should've made it a tad bigger around the waist, but then I didn't want gathers.    I think I'll look for better instructions on how to do that and if the snow doesn't clear soon, guess what I'll be doing?


  1. Jamie, snow! ack. It was finally hot here today in the high desert. How about using the Vogue pattern for the peplum top? I think there is a sale now.

    1. I probably should buy a pattern instead of wasting more fabric on flops. I think when it clears up a bit, I'll have to go shopping for one.

  2. I just made a peplum top (yet to be blogged) for my daughter from a Burda Style Pattern 08/2012 #113. It turned out really well and I really recommend that pattern. You can download and print it at home instantly.

  3. Thanks for the info, maybe I'll have to download that pattern, I would love to see the top you made!