Peplum Belt

Peplum Belt

I love the peplum trend but I know that this trend too shall pass.  I saw the peplum belt

featured in the 03/2012 Burda Style issue (page 35) and thought is was a perfect way to

enjoy the trend without being married to it.

This is not a pattern.  You have to use your geometry skills and draft your own.

I decided not to reinvent the wheel and used Vogue 8815.

I trimmed the 5/8″ off of the upper edge.

With the addition of the 5/8″ seam allowance this brings it almost to my waistline.

I added an 1-1/2″ waistband.

The last thing I did different from the instructions was to line it.

I trimmed 1/8″ from the hem of the lining so it wouldn’t roll out.

The fabric is a mini houndstooth check wool from 6-7 years ago.

 I also made a pencil skirt out of the same fabric.

This would make a great Christmas gift for the fashionista on your list.

Try denim with rows of topstitching.  Use a brocade and change your office sheath dress into a cocktail dress instantly.  Leather would also work for an edgy look.

This is a quick and easy accessory that adds a current trend to your wardrobe.


  1. becki-c
    November 19, 2012 / 8:29 pm

    What a fabulous idea! Alas my subscription didn't start until August (which has that great real peplum top). This is a good idea for those of us who would like to *try* the trend, but aren't sure what it will do for my magically disapearing waistline.PS… As long as I have a seam ripper, I am not married to ANYTHING (except good fabric)

  2. Roz
    November 20, 2012 / 3:22 pm

    "As long as I have a seam ripper, I am not married to ANYTHING (except good fabric)"LOL!! You are absolutely right!!

  3. Claire Sews
    November 26, 2012 / 10:41 pm

    How clever Roz! I love this.

  4. Roz
    November 27, 2012 / 2:05 am

    Thanks Claire!

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