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My First Peplum Top - Vogue 8815

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Having a little fun swinging my peplum

Created in this Craftsy class

Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design taught by Barbara Deckert

Plus-size women deserve cute clothes! Learn how to make comfortable and flattering garments with Barbara Deckert, author of Sewing for Plus Sizes.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? I used Crepe de Chine which is probably not the easiest fabric to sew but it was what I had in my stash and I wanted to practice sewing with slippery fabric. Pattern was Vogue 8815 which came with the class.

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What are you most proud of? That I finished this top and it's wearable, I installed an invisible zipper, made my own bias tape to finish the neckline.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Watch all of Barbara's videos and then sew along with Barbara at each step and you'll end up with a top that fits you well... oh and probably don't use a slippery fabric like I did for your first attempt... other than that just jump in and have a go... you might just surprise yourself how well your top will turn out :)

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forgot to add - am considering joining - I like the idea of having a dress form for my weird shape

03/02/2013 Flag

I'm sure you'll love this class and all the tips Barbara shares with us... enjoy :)

03/07/2013 Flag

you look beautiful. so, are you making about 20 more of these?

03/14/2013 Flag

Thanks Kathy and I have to admit I love this top and it's all thanks to Barbara's class! I'd love to make lots more of them as well. I've made so many clothes since this top and each time I've managed to get the perfect fit from what Barbara shared with us. I hope you enjoy this class as much as I did :)

03/14/2013 Flag

Wow That looks great.

10/05/2013 Flag

Thank you :)

10/18/2013 Flag

Beautiful! How did you draft the change to the neckline? Very flattering.

08/10/2014 Flag

I just find a curve along my French Curve ruler that I think will look nice and marked out the new neckline shape. (sorry I didn't reply sooner but I didn't know you had left a comment. Much better now that we get Craftsy notifications when someone leaves a comment :)

04/06/2015 Flag

I am making this top but even though I added 2 inches to the original peplum it is still too short to me. How can I add a second peplum? I saw a picture of this but she had no instructions how she did it

04/05/2015 Flag

You could just cut out another peplum adding in the additional length you want and then attach it along the same seam where you attached the original peplum and you would then have a double layer peplum. Hope this helps :)

04/06/2015 Flag