All the Parker Peplum Variations

The Parker Peplum pattern is turning out to be my favorite pattern. There are so many easy hacks you can really make the most out of the pattern. So far I have 9 Variations for you!

The pattern already offers short and long sleeve options for the peplum and the basic tee. So that’s 4! But you can get so many more options out of this pattern!

  1. I did the basic long sleeve and added these fun patches I picked up at the Denver Contemporary Art museum.

2. I used the short sleeve top of the pattern and created a gathered skirt. I measured the bottom opening and multiplied that by 1.5 to get the measurement for the front and the back. I used this woven fabric for this one that was designed to look like denim. I got so many complements.

Melissa from Mahlica Designs made a long sleeve dress by modifying the peplum to a circle skirt. You can check her blog post here.

Lastly, I made a fun flouncy sleeve version.

What I did to accomplish this look was measure the opening of the sleeve, and then draw a line that measurement (Line A). For a size large, this is 8 inches. I marked the center and drew a line down the center that was 7.5 (Line B) inches long. On the ends of the first line (Sleeve Opening measurement), I made about a 125 degree angle to create the sides of the mini bell sleeve opening (Line C). The lines off of the sides are also 7.5 inches. I then connected the 3 lines to create the line d. See my diagram below.

There are also a ton of other options I haven’t had a chance to sew up yet, Kris from SewNotes, wrote a great blog post about her Parker Peplum, and she also suggested some neat option for different variations such as the double peplum look seen below. You can check out her blog post here.

I hope this help you get creative with the pattern, and I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with! Remember to tag me on social media so I can see!

As always, Happy Sewing!


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