Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Peplum Belt

I love the peplum trend but I know that this trend too shall pass.  I saw the peplum belt 
featured in the 03/2012 Burda Style issue (page 35) and thought is was a perfect way to
enjoy the trend without being married to it.

This is not a pattern.  You have to use your geometry skills and draft your own.
I decided not to reinvent the wheel and used Vogue 8815.

I trimmed the 5/8" off of the upper edge.  
With the addition of the 5/8" seam allowance this brings it almost to my waistline.  

I added an 1-1/2" waistband.

The last thing I did different from the instructions was to line it.
I trimmed 1/8" from the hem of the lining so it wouldn't roll out.
The fabric is a mini houndstooth check wool from 6-7 years ago.
 I also made a pencil skirt out of the same fabric.  
This would make a great Christmas gift for the fashionista on your list.
Try denim with rows of topstitching.  Use a brocade and change your office sheath dress into a cocktail dress instantly.  Leather would also work for an edgy look.
This is a quick and easy accessory that adds a current trend to your wardrobe. 


becki-c said...

What a fabulous idea! Alas my subscription didn't start until August (which has that great real peplum top).
This is a good idea for those of us who would like to *try* the trend, but aren't sure what it will do for my magically disapearing waistline.

PS... As long as I have a seam ripper, I am not married to ANYTHING (except good fabric)

Roz said...

"As long as I have a seam ripper, I am not married to ANYTHING (except good fabric)"
LOL!! You are absolutely right!!

Claire Sews said...

How clever Roz! I love this.

Roz said...

Thanks Claire!