Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Vogue 8815 and Faye's Sew-A-Long

I'm calling this one the "Better Late than Never" peplum :-)!

Faye is hosting the 2013 Essential Top Sew-A-Long, and I had the best of intentions to boost my wardrobe with some new tops. Well.......
The deadline is April 10th....wait...that's TODAY!

I've been wanting to jump on the peplum bandwagon, especially with Vogue 8815,
as it has become such a popular pattern with great results.

I had some cobalt blue ponte knit from JoAnn Fabrics that I thought would work good, 
but this first attempt turned out to be too small through the back and unwearable. 
Below you can see my "Frankenstein" pattern:
Lengthened bodice
Scooped out front neckline
Widened back
Sway-back adjustment

The finished piece now fits great! I used a mystery fabric, a stable polyester knit that feels great on and was a pleasure to sew. The binding at the neckline made good use of the stripes.

I think this top will see a lot of time in the rotation in my work wardrobe.
Thanks, Faye, for the motivation!


  1. Peplums forever! Your is terrific. I have that pattern too, and signed up for the Craftsy PlusSize class which uses that pattern. That class shows this top made into a jacket.

  2. Yes peplums forever. I love yours! Thanks for participating in the SAL.

  3. Too bad the first one didn't fit quite right. They both look lovely! :)

  4. I love it! The neck binding does add a nice touch! I have an earlier version of Vogue's peplum pattern (probably early 80's, judging by the horrible poofy sleeves) that I might try this weekend. Hooray for peplum tops!

  5. well done, Patty! You're not late, you're just in time, because I think peplums are here to stay for a little while!