I've made this top three times . There are many wonderful reviews to satisfy every fit issue/modification possible, so I only post this review since I think it represents a little different look to the standard Vogue peplum that we've been seeing. I needed something for a dressier work event, and was inspired by another blogger's comment on one of my other peplum tops from this pattern. She suggested I use that top with a black skirt to create a LBD. Brilliant! So that's what I did!
Pattern Description: Peplum top
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. This is a very easy, perfectly understandable format and directions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the versatility, the on-trend style and ability to get a perfect fit with this top. I paired this top with a panel skirt that I made from Simplicity 2475. It's one of my go-to patterns that I have modified to make with stable knits and stretch fabric. My skirt featured lace panels front and back with black stretch bengaline for the side panels.
Fabric Used: Stretch Lace from Joann's.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: As with my other Vogue 8815 tops, I added about an inch to the bodice did a very slight FBA with the size 18 and opened up the neckline by about an inch to an inch and a half around. With this particular version, I finished the seams with my serger. The neckline, hem and sleeves were finished with lace hem binding and hand sewn in place.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Absolutely! I have a white ponte version on my cutting board at the moment.
Conclusion: This is a favorite of mine this season. I've made it in a black ponte knit version and a foil print ponte version in addition to this lace version. I particularly like that I can switch out these two pieces and wear them as seperates. I can also change the camisole to get different effects under the lace.
You can see more photos and details about this outfit on my blog