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Topic: Yet Another Peplum top!  (Read 1970 times)
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« on: August 26, 2013 03:28:21 AM »

Hey there, my lovable people! It is I yet again with the peplum trend. To be honest this is actually the first peplum that I made (it just took me more effort to post than the camo peplums) and it's not my sizefor me.


My friend, whom I made the top for, sent me this pic of her in it. It looks more awesome than I thought it would look or maybe I've just never had somebody model my pieces

I drew up a sketch of the top just to make sure I don't doubt myself whilst sewing or have any uncertainties:

After that I went to work on making the pattern. I used a book that I found in my dad's studio to base the pattern on:

It had the basic pattern blocks on a downsized grid and contained instructions on how to scale it to size (and also patterns from size US 6-16):

Scaling up:

Then transferring the pattern:

Darts! Cheesy made with carbon paper and a spikey tool thing:

And soon I had a proper pattern and measured it to chop off the bottom for the peplum 'skirt' as I call it :

I sewed it up slowly and fortunately I found an old and broken mannequin (with no legs) somewhere in a cardboard box which had the same size as the peplum top my friend! Grin
Halfway point of sewing:

I let the mannequin take refuge in my room and sat it on my wheelie chair. I miss it now that she's gone. Cry

And finally the final product:

I really loved working on this project because I was clearly out of my comfort zone as;
  • I've never worked on a garment that is of size smaller than US 14. I am still astonished how little fabric the top took up
  • I've also never worked with floral fabric. The whole time I was cutting out the fabric I was thinking 'which flower should be on the center?' or 'Does this match up?' but luckily it turned out alright Smiley
  • If you look closely the collar is a kinda like a keyhole closure and I've never made one before so I ripped apart my own clothing to see how it's done researched how to do so
  • It is my first ever 'commissioned' piece. But I've decided not to charge because it was my first after all and I didn't know just how it would turn out or how much to actually charge for it

Overall, it was an enjoyable experience that I hope to go through again with some profits, of course Wink. And I've got this idea to make my friend model clothes that I've made (since smaller sizes means less fabric=less cost. And she's got a good camera Grin )

On a side note, this may be my last post for a while as I've just entered sixth form and will most likely be burdened with lots of work haha ^_^"
Till next time,
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013 06:48:51 AM »

what a lovely shirt!

« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2013 06:59:59 AM »

A blooming garden! I love it!
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2013 11:51:45 AM »


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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2015 06:30:10 AM »

This is super cute!
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2015 04:20:26 PM »

Fabulous top and I think the flower placement is very nice Smiley
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