I’m adding a new element to my sewing journey and I’m excited to tell you all that I am part of The League of Seen & Sewn Sewists!
Boy, do I have an exciting pattern review to share with you today. This post is all about the Parker Peplum Top by Seen & Sewn Patterns. I first came across Arielle’s Instagram page over the summer when she was working on her tank top pattern. Arielle is a full time teacher and on the side she designs patterns for sewing, how cool is that! I can tell you right now, the Parker Peplum Top (in all views) is a great piece for all seasons to add to your handmade wardrobe. Long sleeves to take you from fall to winter, and short sleeves for the spring and summer months!
Parker Peplum is a knit top with 3 views:
- View A – Short sleeve peplum
- View B – Long sleeve peplum
- View C – Basic short sleeve t-shirt
For this blog post, I made 2 versions: View B and View C using the same fabric. This is a 46% Rayon, 46% Cotton and 8% Spandex blend fabric. This fabric is absolutely amazing to sew and to wear! Plus, the colors on this fabric are fabulous!!
On a side note here, when I went to the fabric store, I asked for 2 meters of this fabric. I believe there was slightly over 2 meters left on the bolt. I probably got around 2.2 meters. Just in case you wanted to make 2 with the same fabric. I have some fabric left over that I may be able to squeeze a little something for my daughter!
For View B – I knew I wanted to wear this top with leggings, so I ended up adding 3 inches to the peplum piece. I probably could have added some length to the sleeves, but that is okay. View B, I sewed a straight size Medium.
For View C – I ended up lengthening the bodice by 2 inches. For this view, I also added my own twist to the pattern. The pattern calls for the neckband piece to be on the inside of the garment. For this version, I decided to add my own neckband to the outside of the garment. All I did, was measured the neck line and then I calculated 80% of that measurement. I then cut a strip of fabric that was 1.5 inches wide x 80% of the neck line measurement. For future blog posts, I’ll make sure to take process photos of the changes that I make. For view C, I sewed a straight size Small.
With my new working schedule, I was able to make the 2 tops in 1 weekend (the weekend, meaning Saturday & Sunday). This is such a great pattern for beginners. The PDF pattern is easy to assemble and the whole sewing process was quick!
I have a few more ideas for this pattern that you may like. I’m waiting on fabric to arrive in the mail to make one of the versions listed below.
How cute is the layered peplum look, I absolutely love the double layer! How about a Parker Peplum in velvet or with pearl embellishments! The Parker Peplum Top is a great pattern to use to achieve these looks. These images are from the website Shein.
Please let me know if you’ve made the Parker Peplum Top, or if you have plans to do so, I’d love to hear!
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