I hope that you had a nice long weekend.
I am so excited to share with you another pattern hack to one of my favorite base patterns, Mccalls M6886.
I was wanting a black dress at first but then decided to go with a peplum, since I wear jeans so much.
I started with the pattern for the dress chopped it off at the waist. Then I took the sleeve pattern, and did a slash and spread on the entire sleeve adding pleats to both ends of the sleeve. I added a narrow sleeve band at the end to avoid hemming. I will show you a close up of that detail shortly. For the peplum, I placed the fabric on the fold and eyeballed the pattern. I just cut it without a pattern . The shape for a peplum is a half donut shape, but I just made is shorter on the front, and longer on the back. There are no side seams, no centre back seam. I do have a turorial on how to create a high low peplum with a paper pattern HERE if you would like to have a look.
The top features dropped shoulders, pleats on the top of the sleeve, and small pleats at the base of the sleeve.
I used a beautiful texture black double knit, similar HERE
I really do like the texture on this fabric. The fabric has really good body and is a bit on the stiffer side when pleated, however it still drapes beautifully if you look at the peplum part.
As you can see, the peplum is lower on the back and higher on the front.
I did a cover hem on the neckline and because of the texture on the fabric, it is barely visible. I like the way that turned out.
I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post. See you next month!
Vatsla from Fashion Behind The Seams