The Peplum TopI love Burda patterns, as always their instructions can do with a little help. Nonetheless I'm a fan and this was/is my first peplum. Wow - fun and fantastic piece. Definitely a hit with me :). Below is my short and sweet review!
Image: Kelly Whitman of Endless Acres Photography
Description (from Burda)
This top has a beautifully draped peplum that makes a great impression and trims your waist. Pair it over a matching skirt for a dress look, or for a casual look wear with a pair of leggings.
What fabric was used and where did you purchase?Velvet from my mom in Trinidad. Some days it seems I get all my fabric from her :)
How long did it take to sew?This can be easily completed in an afternoon. Take courage in this because I'm a slow sewer.
Would you sew again?Yes I would.
How would you style next time?I would really like to make in plaid and wear skinny jeans. This is a versatile pattern and I'm always excited to add zippers than make button holes.
This was simple to make and I really like that it has the ability to morph into a dress if you made the skirt (from the burda pattern) with the same fabric. My one take-away while sewing this is, I have to learn to adjust the sleeves. I was blessed with broad shoulders and working out helps to make them more predominant.
I'll update with more photos soon!
Skirt (Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing)