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Peplum Top

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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 Other
Style Classic
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What materials did you use? There is a great backstory to this project. 20+ years ago I made a silk dinner ensemble for my Mother to take on the cruises that she and my Dad loved to take. Mom passed five years ago from Alzheimer's. As I went through her things, I couldn't bear to give away that ensemble as she always looked so beautiful in it. Then I signed up for this class. When trying to decide what fabric to make the pattern from I went to my stash and there was the ensemble! I was able to scavenge enough yardage from the skirt (which I had shortened for her when long gowns went out of style) to make a sleeveless version of the top. And guess what, my husband and I leave Monday for an Alaskan cruise - and the top is definitely going with me to wear for dinner with a cute black shrug and knit black skirt with gored panels. I'm thrilled that Mom's ensemble is once again going to sea. :)

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What are you most proud of? Having gotten enough fabric out of the old ensemble to make something so meaningful for myself.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Barbara is an excellent teacher. It helps if you already know how to sew (which I did), but with the 30 second replay feature, you can listen over and over as much as you want until you completely understand a step. Definitely download all the extra materials and read through them. They are most helpful.

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Lovely story

03/02/2014 Flag

looks lovely great fabric!!!!!

04/19/2014 Flag

You're beautiful mother looked absolutely fabulous in this dress. What a great photo!!! I am sorry for your loss.

09/11/2014 Flag

Very imaginative, looks lovely and great sentimental value. Well done.

11/14/2014 Flag

The design in the fabric adds life to this top! The drape within the fabric is very flattering! Congrats!

04/02/2015 Flag