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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 Course

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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I love your blouse.. Great job.. Looks great with jeans.. I just bought the class and have watched it through once [ and hubby is saying, he is barely getting fed, but... I'm in school.ha]. I can't wait for my pattern to arrive.. But, I will keep watching and getting ready ,when the pattern arrives. Love Barbara, she has done a fantastic job.

01/30/2013 Flag

Thank you... and my poor hubby experiences the same as yours LOL. I was like you and couldn't wait for my pattern to arrive... I think I even watched all the videos twice and then when the pattern did arrived I started right back at the beginning and worked through the videos along with Barbara. I too am a huge fan of Barbara's and agree she's done a fantastic job. If Barbara does another class with us I'll definitely be signing up to do it as well. She shares so many great tips with us and she's definitely boosted my sewing confidence. I'm looking forward to seeing your top as well :)

01/31/2013 Flag

fantastic fit - you look like you're having such fun!

03/02/2013 Flag

thanks... and I sure did have fun with my hubby taking these photos :)

03/07/2013 Flag

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