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.