October 28, 2012

Sew: Vogue 8815 Floral Peplum


A very floral and pretty top for spring. This is the most comfortable and fancy "t-shirt" I have ever worn. As the top was made in a lovely soft and lightweight ponti knit it feels like wearing a t-shirt but a bit dressier. After seeing Colette's version of this pattern, I couldn't stop thinking about the red version and finally succumbed.


This time around I used the pattern sleeves, simply shortened by 5cm, and I did not line this version. I also followed the instructions and used bias binding on the neckline. I was a little worried how this would work out but it worked just fine.

Project Details
Pattern: Vogue 8815
Fabric: Red Mazzetto Ponti (Digital Printed) from Tessuti Fabrics
Alterations: Size 16 at top graded to size 18 at waist, shortened sleeves by 5cm, lowered the bust darts by 2.5cm

For the first time ever yesterday, I was spotted in the street and recognised as "Sew Brunswick". It was quite funny and surreal.

I have another version of this top cut out and ready to go. Next up a red & white polka dot without sleeves.
L x


  1. both of your peplum tops look lovely.
    Can I ask - is the pattern for wovens and have you adapted it for knits ?

    1. Thanks Janine. The pattern is for wovens. The blue version was lined so I treated it like a woven. This version is not lined but I just made it up as per the instructions. I even did the zipper and binding as directed and it turned out really well.

  2. I have this pattern and plan to use a knit. I like the look of the shorter sleeves.

  3. This looks spectacular! I must admit to not loving florals but the fit and drape of this top is making me love them here. Awesome :D

  4. It is gorgeous! And I love that last photo of you.

  5. Beautiful, This peplum top is getting some lovely results! I love the print on yours, xx

  6. It looks really cute on you-this is the first floral version I've seen.


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