Maggy London makes a Melbourne Cup worthy outfit

‘Specially when paired with the black pill box hat from the dress-up box.


No, she is not going to a horse race. But it does make a photo shoot more fun to play around a bit with the idea…


See the green peeping out from the peplum hem? More about that below

Technical details

Fabric: Maggy London rayon polyester novelty weave from Gorgeous Fabrics.

Peplum top

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Size: 34-42, I made a 40 with a 3 cm FBA. This added a horizontal dart, and I spilt the vertical dart into two.


A 40 was a little big through the back, although the shoulders and waist were a good fir, so I didn’t take the back darts in as soon above the back waist and extended them higher.

The fabric weave has lots of feathery threads and I was wary about them get caught in an invisible zip. I used a centered regular zip instead.


The peplum is cut on the bias, and I followed Burda’s instructions for the back pieces. For the front I wasn’t keen on their layout as the strong horizontal stripes on the fabrics would have meant a strong diagonal line through the peplum. So I cut it with the straight grain aligned with centre front.


I used an emerald green satin bias strip to finish the sleeve hems, armholes and the peplum hem. You can just see a glimpse of it on the peplum hem

Skirt

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Size: 34-44, I made a 40, hemmed it with the same emerald bias strip as the top and lined it in slinky silvery snake skin print poly satin.


This is the third time I’ve used this pattern, twice for me, as a top and as a dress, and now for Felicity. I highly recommend it!

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13 Responses to Maggy London makes a Melbourne Cup worthy outfit

  1. Rebekah says:

    love this! 🙂

  2. Gail says:

    Very classy. And thanks for following the first rule of race-wear – wear enclosed shoes!!

  3. Jann says:

    Very smart ! You must be 21 next birthday !! X

  4. prttynpnk says:

    I love this- the striped material is so well-planned in the placement. Buy that girl a pony!

  5. Anonymous says:

    What a winner!

  6. sewexhausted says:

    Lovely! Really lking how you lined up the stripes on the peplum… very pretty! ~Laurie

  7. AngelaSews says:

    Nice dress! When I saw it on Pattern Review, I wondered where your daughter might be wearing the dress and immediately thought “Melbourne Cup”!

  8. yummymummy says:

    lovely pattern, like the use of the stripes

  9. starryfishathome says:

    Lovely outfit, it suits her! You’ve worked well with the fabric.

  10. Gjeometry says:

    wow, this is quite a spectacular outfit! Really looks snazzy.

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