Peplum & Ruffled Top
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I used the Simplicity 1699 as my base pattern but I altered it by lowering the neckline, making a ruffled pattern for the neckline, changing the sleeves, adding volume to the peplum (6x the volume) and then dying the fabric to make it into this wine color (rit dye). You can see my process on my blog post here: http://mysewinghabit.blogspot.com/2013/06/simplicity-1699.html
Close up of top and sleeves
My new peplum pattern after I slashed and spread it to add 6x the volume.
the new ruffle pattern for the neckline
Before and after I dyed and added a bias trim to neckline.