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The Peplum Top

 I love Burda patterns, as always their instructions can do with a little help. Nonetheless I'm a fan and this was/is my first peplum. Wow - fun and fantastic piece. Definitely a hit with me :). Below is my short and sweet review!


Image: Kelly Whitman of  Endless Acres Photography

Description (from Burda)

This top has a beautifully draped peplum that makes a great impression and trims your waist. Pair it over a matching skirt for a dress look, or for a casual look wear with a pair of leggings.

What fabric was used and where did you purchase?

Velvet from my mom in Trinidad. Some days it seems I get all my fabric from her :)

How long did it take to sew?

This can be easily completed in an afternoon. Take courage in this because I'm a slow sewer.

Would you sew again? 

Yes I would.

How would you style next time?

I would really like to make in plaid and wear skinny jeans. This is a versatile pattern and I'm always excited to add zippers than make button holes.

This was simple to make and I really like that it has the ability to morph into a dress if you made the skirt (from the burda pattern) with the same fabric. My one take-away while sewing this is, I have to learn to adjust the sleeves. I was blessed with broad shoulders and working out helps to make them more predominant.


I'll update with more photos soon!

Skirt (Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing)

Happy Sewing!

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Comment by Renata on May 8, 2013 at 11:22pm

Thanks for the comments. Bunny thanks for helping Riana Conradie with the pattern number. I couldn't send a response, can't access certain sites from work. I'm looking forward to posting my next blog in a few days. Happy Sewing!

Comment by Bunny on May 7, 2013 at 5:16pm
The number is in the subject line
Comment by Cheryl Lynn King on May 7, 2013 at 1:31pm

So cute, Good job and thanks for posting. I love the photo.

Comment by Athena's Grove on May 7, 2013 at 12:47pm

This would probably work really well in silk charmeuse...

Comment by Jean M. on May 7, 2013 at 9:35am

Love it!!! It looks lovely on you also. I can picture it in lots of colors.

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