Peplum top pattern

This pattern was made in collaboration with Peppermint Magazine for Issue 31 of the magazine.

Pattern is available for free download.

Garment details

The Peplum Top is a simple summer tank top with a comfortable and relaxed fit, perfect for warm summer days. It features a scooped neck at the front and a v-neck at the back, shoulder panels and a gathered peplum. The neckline and armholes are finished with bias binding for a beautiful and professional finish.


This pattern is suitable for beginners and beyond.

By working through this pattern, you will gain confidence in:

  • Sewing with woven fabrics

  • Sewing straight seams

  • Sewing curved seams

  • Creating gathers as a design feature

  • Attaching bias binding

Suggested Fabrics

The top is designed to be sewn with light weight woven fabrics. Consider using: cotton, linen, silk, crepe de chine, viscose/ rayon, charmeuse or voile. Extra fabric may be required for matching prints or stripes, or if you are using a directional print.

Please note: Due to the length of the peplum pieces on this top, you will require 150cm (60in) wide fabric.


  • Coordinating thread


The pattern is available in 10 sizes (A - J) and is nested, to make it easier for you to grade between sizes.

Digital product details

The pattern is suitable for printing on both A4 and US letter sized paper. A copy shop version is also included in the file.

Print at home pattern: 21 pages

Print shop version: 1 x A0 pages

The pattern includes embedded layers. This means that you can select only the size/s you would like to print.

For more information about digital products, please see the digital product policy here.

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