The Georgia Peplum Top is a fashion-forward top with upside down V-shaped bodice tucks that meet in a point at the waist and V-shaped peplum tucks that meet the bodice tucks in an "X" shape. The back has shaping darts and a center zipper and the top can be made with either long or short cap sleeves.
Australian 6-8-10-12-14-16. (A US size 4 is an Australian size 8) I made a size 8 with a full bust adjustment that required a few test runs with muslin.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
LIKE: The unusual tuck shape that creates an "X"~
DISLIKE: If you do not have a standard B cup and need a larger cup size, the pattern does not have different pieces for a C or D cup and it is not easy to make these adjustments. A couple of test runs with a muslin or swedish tracing paper may be needed.
Rayon Taffeta with a bit of one way horizontal stretch.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Made alterations for a D-cup, which created a (new) bust dart which was in the armscye and at a slightly greater angle to the bodice tuck. Shortened neck-to-waist length between the bust and waist by 1/2 inch. I also thought the neckline was a little too high, so in the front I lowered it by 1/2 inch. I also made the peplum length a little shorter by 1/2 inch.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I plan on sewing it again with a different fabric in the longer sleeve length, now that I have made the appropriate adjustments to the pattern.
If you have intermediate or advanced sewing skills, YES. This pattern would be frustrating for beginners because they would have difficulty making the tucks precise enough to create the beautiful "X" tucks. If you have a larger cup size you will need to make pattern adjustments, like I did. The pattern test muslin and adjustments took more time for me than the actual garment making took for me.
The pattern is made for a standard B-cup chest. It is not super-easy to make larger cup adjustments.
Recommended for Intermediate sewers with B cups or Advanced sewers. Not recommended if you are not comfortable making pattern adjustments.
PHOTO pending --> I just became a "friend of PR" and will post a photo of this gorgeous little top soon! I was waiting until my custom dress form was done so I could photograph it on my dress form, but the top holds its shape well enough on a hangar so I'll just take a plain photo that way! Thanks for your comments and hints to push me to get a photo posted!