Monday, 24 September 2012

The peplum toile - V8815

I was planning on making up my peplum top straight from the pattern but as usual, the measurements had me totally puzzled. If I went by what was written on the packet, I probably would have made up a size 20, but seeing as I only had the pattern in size B5 (8-16), I figure I'd try my luck with a toile using the largest size (16) using some fabric on hand. I've made Vogue patterns in smaller sizes previously so I wasn't too convinced but I felt a little more reassured by Tracy's version on PatternReview - it looked great and her comments around sizing were on par with what I was hoping to make up.


Check it out - the 16 (also known as a size I've never sewn up, ever!) fits perfectly! What's up with that? I would've been pretty narky if I had actually gone out and bought the larger sized pattern because of the measurements. I did sit there for a bit and think hmmm maybe I just have an odd shaped body but really - it's not THAT weird...

Anyhoo, I'm happy that the toile did fit. I might even try to make this into something wearable - I thought the print would be a bit much for this style of top but it's turned out better than I expected. I'll see how I go, but for now I get to cut up some of the good stuff. *yay*

I'm probably going to make it in boring - I like to think classic hehe - black so it's a bit more versatile and office friendly. I'm still deciding about sleeves vs. no sleeves...

7 comments:

Tracey James said...

Looks fab, I never ever make a toile - too impatient! I would be wearing that one, the print is lovely

Sue said...

Your top is lovely. Don't ever go by the measurements on the packet. You need to check the finished size of the pattern which are marked on the pattern pieces next to a little circle with a cross through it. A pain I know, but after a while you get a feel for what size pattern to buy. :)

SuBoo said...

Thanks Tracey - I'm usually impatient as well but I just couldn't bring myself to cut a potential wadder out of the fabric I have in mind - I bought it from overseas so it'd be an effort to get more ;)

SuBoo said...

Oh Sue that's fantastic advice! I never knew! I'll definitely test on the next new pattern I get. Only thing is it still makes it hard to know which pattern size to buy in the first place (and they aren't always cheap!) but I guess I haven't been too far off so far. *Fingers crossed*

Pork Chop's Nest said...

LOVE that fabric!!!

soisewedthis said...

oh i love that style top in that fabric!

Angela said...

Cute, top! I've been meaning to make a peplum top... this is going to make me move it up on my to make list. ;)