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FREE SEWING PATTERN: The peplum top
This has been my dream top all this season.
I started by making one to myself, and I loved it! It is so casual and cut, that I wanted to use it everywhere.
Then, I sold a couple of them, but I was more interested in finishing one for little girls. I mean, how adorable they will look on this 🙂
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About the pattern
This printable PDF pattern is assembled with 0.005 inch border (0.01 cm) for the pages, so it must be overlapped in order to get the correct size.
They are on letter size paper.
To print this pattern, go the PDF document. Select FILE — PRINT. Here look for PAGE SIZING AND HANDLING and choose POSTER. This will make the pages to overlap by 0.005 inch. Press PRINT.
Wait until all the pages are printed before taking them from the printer; it will make it easier to assemble.
When finished printing, place the pages as the layout below. Then use tape to put them together. Now cut the pieces.
Sometimes, there are problems with the printing process and the patterns come in the wrong size (a little bit smaller).
To avoid this, check the 1 inch square at the top left of the first page. It will help you to see if the patterns are the correct size.
The PDF pattern comes in sizes 1 to 8 years; it is color-coded and easy to cut.
The colors for each size are:
1 year: black
2 years: red
3 years: green
4 years: blue
5 years: orange
6 years: purple
7 years: yellow
8 years: pink
This pattern comes with a 5/8 inch seam allowance, unless indicated otherwise.
1. Printed pattern
5. 4 medium size buttons
6. 1 to 2 yards of contrasting bias tape, depending on size.
7. Measuring tape or rule
Fabric: Light and medium weight fabrics such as cotton and linen.
I would recommend using your patterns in order to calculate the amount of fabric you will need. I used 1/2 yard for the main fabric (size 1), then 1/4 for the waistband and the facing.
Not sure about the measurements? Check this body size chart to get a better idea.
How to make the peplum top