Hi Fashionistas,

Here is the scuba knit peplum top I mentioned a few weeks ago. It’s done. I wore it to church last week.   It is made of a thin scuba knit from the Nicole Miller collection. I found it at Joanns.  It’s really not a true peplum. It’s technically a fit and flare, even though its takes the silhouette of one.

BW peplum

The pattern calls for a lining, but I eliminated that and drafted a front and back facing.  The back has an invisible zipper.  Of course, you can’t see that because I have not trimmed my hair in like a million years


Both the front and the back of the top have darts that turn into inverted box pleats (Imagine a fish eye dart, with only the top half of the dart sewn up)



I like the top. I liked it a LOT at 1st, but after seeing them in pics, I don’t like it as much. It was fun making it and trying out a different kind of peplum, but I think I will go back to my favorite style, which is this white one and this blue one, that I left drafted using this tutorial





As far as the pattern is concerned, it is a decent pattern. The neckline was LOW.  I did some more alterations on the top to make it decent. I had a good amount of gaping at 1st, so I took in the shoulder seams a good bit.  It was SO low that I had to whip up a last-minute scarf to be able to wear this to church



Anyways… I am on to the next 2 projects.. a jumpsuit in a double knit, and a tunic in linen. What are you working on next?






6 Comments on Black and White Wanna Be Peplum

  1. I like all your peplum tops! The Cynthia Rawley pattern is very interesting, I haven’t sewn darts like that before. I have a pair of linen pants that are waiting for my attention. Better get going on those, since they have a summery vibe despite being full long…

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