Saturday, 23 March 2013

My version of BurdaStyle Peplum Top 08/2012 #113

First top I made!! I found this pattern a while ago and it seems to be one of the most popular patterns on BurdaStyle website. And my wardrobe was missing a Peplum top. So I decided to give a try.

I am just a beginner. So I immediately disregard the cap sleeves. 

To my surprise, the original version, which was 100% according to the pattern, fitted terrible. Below photos show I was trying to pin and fit it. 

The back view was worse. The peplum was too long. The neck line was too high. And I needed a small bust adjustment. I made a lot of adjustments:
  • I shortened the peplum and the bodice, because I intend to wear it under a jacket. 
  • I moved the seam of the back bodice and the peplum higher so that it got closer to my waist line.
  • I have sloped and small shoulders. So I corrected the shoulder seams and the armholes. 
  • I made a wider neckline.
Here is a much better version.

Do you notice anything wrong from the muslin? -- The hem line doesn't look natural! I put a jacket over and drew the hemline on the muslin just under the jacket to find the correct hemline

The fabric was lightweight stretchy cotton. When installing the zipper and sewing the side seam, it’s very important to make sure the horizontal seams need to be matched, shown at the three spots I circled in the below photo.
For the neckline, the pattern has neckline facing. Because my fabric is so sheer that you will see through the facing inside, I decided to use bias binding. I learnt this tip from Moonbeam’sblog.

After all the modification, there is the final product:

Oh. By the way, I also made the skirt from McCall 3830 with my sewing teacher.

Not Bad for a beginner huh? :)

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