I have joined the large number of people at Pattern Review to make the peplum blouse Vogue 8815.
After reading the pattern information and checking out all the reviews, I noticed that the peplum starts 1″ above your waist and I wanted mine to start on my waist.
I decided to make up a quick muslin of this top and found the following:
- The waist/peplum seam does sit on my waist, no adjustment!
- It needed a square shoulder adjustment of 8mm (1/2″)
- Took out 1cm (3/8″) from the underarm tapering too nothing at the waist
- Changed the neckline to that of my Vogue 8572 blouse
The pattern instructions have you finish the armholes, neckline and hem with purchased bias binding, so I have cut bias strips and used my Clover 18mm bias tape maker to make them as there was no way I was going to get bias to match this colour.
As this fabrics frays madly, I have used French Seams and added a Hong Kong finish on the zip seams.
The hem is on the bias so I have finished this the way that the Vogue instructions advise.
This is my 3rd top and final top for the Everyday Collection of my SWAP, so I now need to focus on the 2 bottoms for the Everyday Collection.
The skirt I am wearing is my Self Drafted Skirt pattern and I have used a brown suede like poly spandex fabric from Kerryn’s Fabric World purchased June 2012.
The lovely thing about this pattern is that I managed to cut it out (fabric and lining) before heading off to one of my ASG Groups and had it completed (including attaching the lining) ready for the hem to be levelled by my DH so I could finish of the hems.
What I forgot was that this skirt used to sit on my hips and seeing I had adjusted this pattern the same way I did this skirt my hem allowance ended up being a mere 1.5cm oops. I prefer a hem allowance of at least 3cm, so off to Spotlight to purchase some 25mm brown bias tape.
I finished the hems for both the skirt and lining as I have for all my skirts.
This skirt is my first piece for the Evening Collection of my SWAP.