Peppermint Magazine’s Peplum Top by Emily from In the Folds is available for free download. The loose, flowing fit is lovely for warm Summer weather, which is when I made it, but I’m only getting around to writing about it now we’re into Autumn in Australia…
My sister bought the blouse on the left above from a retro warehouse sale of second hand clothing. She didn’t try it on at the time. When trying it on later, she found that the fit was unusual and generally unflattering so didn’t end up wearing it much at all. It sat in her wardrobe for a while until I saw it. I liked the fabric print and saw the potential for an upcycling project.
For my birthday in May I received a heap of fabric and sewing supplies that my mum had bought for me in Malaysia. I have wanted to sew a few blouses to wear for clinic and with all this new fabric I went in search of ideas. The fabric I was going to use was a lightweight cotton with a printed feather design and gold detailing.
It was though Kollabora, a site for creatives to post photos of their projects and sell patterns, that I found the Tate Top pattern. The pattern is available for free download from the blog Workroom Social. It comes in two length variations of a crop or longer/waist-length version, both with a slight hi-lo hemline.