I don't even know if peplums are in fashion anymore and I don't care ! I fancied a pepum so I made my own.
I found some old black cotton blend material from years ago that I never used, if I spoiled this then it's no disaster.
I like a princess seam, so challenge number 1 was to change my basic bodice block with the darts into princess seams. I wanted the princess seams coming from the armhole not the seams coming from the shoulder. Like this...
To make the peplum I measured the amount of fabric I'd need to go around ( allowing for the pleat), cut paper to match and then slashed and spread the paper to get the pepum width at the bottom. I them stuck this template to another piece of paper and that became the peplum.
I know there are much more elegant, mathematical means of doing this, but I can't be doing with them.
Can't believe one frock has so many pattern pieces!
|The finished article!|
The sleeves were orginally three-quarter length, but since I had a lil bit of the fabric left, I decided to make a decision to add an additional pleat detail to the sleeve to match the peplum.