|Pattern Description: Peplum top|
Pattern Sizing: 8-16 Take measurements at the bust, waist, and hips. I wear a size 5/7 in juniors. This pattern calls for a size 12 top, 16 bottom. I took a gamble and used the 12 pattern for top and bottom. It turned out fine.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, except the instructions on interfacing. If you have never done interfacing, like me, then you won't learn it from this pattern. Search online for better instruction.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Fabric Used: Cotton
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, yes, great for new sewers. This is my 2nd pattern.
Conclusion: Techniques or terminology used - stay stitching, basting, darts, pleats, hidden zipper, interfacing, understitching, edge finish, notching a neckline.
Beginners should become familiar with these techniques before starting. It may sound daunting but they are basic techniques. You can practice on scrap fabric so as not to waste material that you may need later on for your top. As for the curved edge of the bust, first and foremost make sure your markings match up and the rest will come out. It is supposed to cup out.