Pamela's Pattern Pretty Peplum

Sometime ago I posted about sewing the Pretty Peplum top using Pamela's Pattern.  This was one of the post about my challenges with this top.

I put the project in time out as I just was not happy with all the adjustments I made.  Every so often I would take the top and try it on and kept thinking I needed to reduce some of the front width at waistline more.  I would then put it back in time out.

Last week, I decided to stitch two vertical darts under the bust area.  That was a good tweak and I felt I could finally put this top into rotation to wear with pants to work.  Yesterday was the first day I wore it.  I got lots of compliments about the style as well as about the fabric.  Ya'll know I really loved this fabric and that is why I kept on working to get it to fit.  The fabric is from LaFinch and it is a Liverpool knit.  Got to get some more!

I took some quick photos with my iPad.  I looked at the photos closely and can see where there are some fit issues still.  The people who complimented me on my top are not sewist and they don't really see as many flaws as us sewist see when we make garments.

With out further ado, here is the final project.  I will make this again and have noted all the fit issues so that I can tweak the pattern further to use again.


Too much length in the back still, need a deeper swayback adjustment.
Too much fabric at bust area, the current dart is huge.

The required hands on hip look!!

I plan to post a review on PR soon.  Got to run and get ready for work, only 65 more days until...........



Comments

  1. Is it possible that you selected a size that was too big? The fact that your bust dart is very deep and yet you still have fabric folds there, along with the fact that you added vertical front darts may mean your starting size was incorrect. What if you did a muslin in a similar style of knit, and dropped down a size, after making the swayback adjustment? I am thinking that the knit will stretch enough.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for your feedback. I think I selected the right size, it was the FBA method that I used that created way too much fabric in the upper chest, bust and waist area. Pamela's patterns are designed for more ease in the areas where I added width. I should have stayed with the smaller size. I could go down a size for waist and hip and in the end I don't think I needed the FBA at all.

      Delete
  2. Fit issues aside, I love this top on you! I bet that you'll be able to perfect the fit on your next version. The fabric is just beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Ann! I love the fabric and was not going to let it go to waist.

      Delete
  3. Looks great I love Pamela's patterns!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I like her patterns also and I need to trust her sizing. I always tend to add some width to Big 4 patterns and really do not need to do this with her patterns.

      Delete
  4. I LOVED your reference of putting your project in "Time-Out"! You look lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Labels

Show more

Popular posts from this blog

New patterns/new fabric

Butterick 6207

The tale of the cutting table

Sewcialists

Sewcialists