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Friday, October 24, 2014

Finished: Leopard Print Peplum Top


Here's a top I finished a few months ago, while I was in the habit of making McCalls 6754. I guess only blogged about one, but I've made a few. But here is the first shirt I made from that pattern - actually this was the first knit top I ever made. I never find knit shirt patterns I like because they are usually so baggy. So I knew I wanted to try making this peplum when I saw it because I like the defined waistline.

 

I added sleeves to this shirt by honestly just using a sleeve pattern from another dress pattern. I know, not the right way to do it, but you know. It worked.


Based on my experience making the dress versions, I cut an extra small and lengthened the bodice so the waistline hits my actual waist. I also cut the peplum part a little longer, maybe 1.5 inches. Besides the darts, I sewed this entirely on my serger. I coverstitched the neckline and sleeve/bottom hems.

Fabric and coverstitch details
I got this fabric online. It's a jersey ITY knit, which I've never used before (or even heard of before I bought it). When I received it, I found out it is very slinky/silky/slippery, which I was disappointed about at first. So it sat in my closet for about 9 months, until I found this shirt pattern. It sewed much more easily than I was expecting (I'm sure using a serger helped), and I'm quite happy with the result!


I love the big scoop necks in both the front and back! This is a great pattern - for both dresses and shirts. I highly recommend it!


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    1. Thank you! I really like this pattern, I might have to make a few more!

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  2. It looks great! I have a store bought peplum top that I love, this would be a nice pattern to use so that I could make more.

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    1. Thanks! This is a great pattern, I highly recommend it.

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  3. A very flattering top, Becky!!! Well done on your first knit top and especially on adding the sleeves.

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    1. Hi Becky, I've featured your peplum top today...
      http://www.threadingmyway.com/2014/11/threading-your-way-features.html

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