Peplum tops are short, tigth on the waist, and slightly flared on the hips. The Chevron Peplum Top Tutorial from Cation Designs shows how to construct a peplum top with striped fabric in a chevron pattern. The key to achieve this look is to place the pattern pieces of your top strategically to get the V of the chevron.
She included a diagram and step-by-step instructions in her blog.
Link to Cation Designs Chevron Peplum Top Tutorial
It can be a casual top that you can wear with shorts or jeans, or you can also use this chevron technique for a work appropriate look. Mimi G used McCalls M6754 for another beautiful peplum top with the same Chevron technique. It looks great! She added a belt which is a great detail to accentuate your waist.
Link to Mimi G Blog Post
Striped Knit Fabric (thicker fabrics are easier to manage).
Sewing with Knits
Sewing with knits can be tricky at the beginning, but once you learn the basics it is even easier than sewing with woven fabrics. Below are some tips:
- Cut with a Rotary Cutter.
- Use Ball Point Jersey Machine Needles
- A Serger will make your job a lot easier, but if you don’t have a serger you can use a zig zag stitch.
- Use a Stretch Twin Needles for the finishing (hem and sleeves)
This is a nice top, very easy to sew and you can wear it in many different ways. I hope you find it useful.