Pattern Description: Peplum top with raised hemline options and back zipper. I made the sleeveless version.
Pattern Sizing: Pattern is sized from 8-24. I used my usual size 10 for this top and it fits perfectly.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I think it does.
Were the instructions easy to follow? This is a very simple top to construct once you have the fit down. I had no problems sewing it.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love that this is a peplum top without any fussy details. This lends itself to so many different fabrics and styles! I did alter it a bit to fit myself (I'll elaborate on that later).
Fabric Used: Liberty of London Cotton! Now I get what the big deal is about sewing this fabric. Its like buttah! Seriously, so tighly woven it almost looks like silk. I love love love this fabric. I was able to squeeze this top in only 1 meter! Thats another thing I liked about this top, it doesnt require a lot of fabric.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Me making a muslin? Who am I? Seriously I don't even know me anymore But jokes aside, this is a fitted pattern and I knew I was going to make many more of these so I took the time to do it right. Here are the things I altered based on my muslin fitting.
1. Neckline - too high, so I removed 1" from the front and back throughout.
2. Shoulder width - too wide - I removed 1.5".
3. Peplum length - Even though most reviewers find this to be too long, I only shortened mine by an inch.
4. After trying on the muslin I noticed a wrinkle from the armhole resulting in a very unpleasant gapping armhole. So I pinned a 1" armhole dart on my muslin and voila, the gapping went away and it gave me such a nice fit. I love it!