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