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Free Pattern Download of Basic Peplum Gore | Web Extra

Start with this pattern to design a flattering peplum.
Threads #196, April/May 2018

In “Flare for Peplums,” Threads #196 (April/May 2018), Judith Neukam explains how to design a flattering peplum.

She walks readers through the steps to add fullness to a peplum, include pleats, or create a gently folded drape. It all starts with a peplum gore pattern.

Download the PDF peplum gore pattern (below) and follow Judith’s instructions in the “Flare for Peplums” print article for customizing.


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  1. user-6984562 | | #1

    Any tips of getting a pattern of the basic bodice for the peplum?

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      Katie_Strano | | #2

      Hi! The bodice pictured is from Simplicity SewStylish 1699, which unfortunately is now out of print. Take a look at Simplicity 8512, it has a similar cut.

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    TanyaSHerring | | #7

    Amazing dress. I love the shirt small dot print pattern..

  7. PLCrosby | | #8

    I sent this to Fedex for enlargement and printing. Here's what the emailed me back:

    "Enlarged at 200%, the file is at 25.5x33. Is this size okay? Also, did you need this in color or just black and white?"

    Is this correct?! It will print at 25.5x33 inches? That's much larger than I thought it would be!

    1. carolfresia | | #9

      The wording on this pattern is confusing, I agree! The pattern should be enlarged to twice the original size of the printout. I think it will then be something like 17 inches by 22 inches (that's doubling the dimensions of the original 8 1/2-inch-by-11-inch paper). I'm not sure how big the paper will be when FedEx prints it, though--that may depend on how their printer works. I would say that 25.5 by 33 seems large.
      What you want is for the curve marked "28-inch waistline" to measure 7 inches. You can check this with a tape measure.
      Here's a link to an article on how to enlarge a pattern manually:
      In this case, the "multiplier" is 2.
      I hope this helps.
      Carol Fresia, Threads Senior Technical Editor

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