In this article from Threads #163, Kenneth D. King helps you transform your favorite jacket design into one with a stylish peplum. Known for its shape-enhancing properties, a peplum extends from the waist of a dress bodice, blouse, or jacket in an overskirt. It can be cut in one piece with the bodice or cut separately and joined to the bodice by a seam, or even attached to a belt as a removable feature. A peplum can be flared in countless ways, depending on the style you want. Popular in the 1860s, 1930s, and today, it is appreciated for creating an hourglass silhouette and can be adjusted to make the most of your figure.
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