Thursday, September 03, 2020

Scout Tee with Peplum

Thanks to Heidi Handmade Frenzy, this top came to be and the fabric arrived to my house.

Heidi posted a great tutorial on the Chalk and Notch blog for adding a peplum to the Waterfall Raglan and changing the pattern for wovens.  I was heading to purchase this pattern when I remembered my go-to woven pattern, Grainline Scout Tee, which I have made many times. 

I used the peplum proportions which Heidi posted on the tutorial and the rest was per the Scout instructions.  My fabric does match Heidi's, which she posted a sneak peak on Instagram, I went to Style Maker Fabrics' and ordered the Atelier Brunette Summer Canopy Rayon Crepe and I purchased the bias tape in Shade Cactus  which coordinates very nicely with the Summer Canopy.  This bias tape was used to bind the neckline and the accent of the muted green is a nice touch for the top and adds just a pop for my top.

The bias trim on the neckline took about as long as the rest of the top but worth the time.  

If you are new to my blog, I make lots of tops, they are my go-to garment.  I wear jeans for work and shorts in the summer, so I always need tops.  Now that fall and winter is coming there will be more tops and more jackets, which is fun to plan and think about fall sewing.


  1. Cute top Lori. I purchase a lot of fabric from Style Maker Fabrics and love how you matched their bias trim to accent the rayon crepe fabric. Karen

  2. Me again and I have a question as I value your opinion. I purchased a cropped denim jean jacket from Chicos and wonder if a gathered peplum like your top would look added to the jacket. I have some lightweight denim as a possibility. Karen

    1. I think that would be a great idea, there is a Simplicity pattern with that look, so very stylish.

      Here is a RTW one I found on Pinterest

  3. This is so cute! I've been thinking about peplums lately. I have that pattern also and have sewn a few of them. How much extra fabric do you need for the peplum?