Do you know what's a peplum?
The word “Peplum” comes from Greek and was a word for “tunic”. We summarized the history of the peplum in a recent Peplum Summer Top free pattern:
The peplum, originally worn around the hips, is a practice that goes back to the ancient Greeks, around 500 BC. Since then it has been known as a piece of extra fabric that is attached to the waistline of a top, skirt, or dress. The peplum flares out and down towards the hips and creates the silhouette of a cinched waist. It accentuates a woman’s curves to give the illusion of an hourglass figure.
The peplum resurfaced on the first collection of the great Christian Dior in 1947 used widely in films after the WW2. It was a key detail in the '80s and '90s and still favored most notably by the royalty.
This free pattern was extremely popular which indicates to me that our readers like the style so I decided to put together a collection of many other peplum top sewing patterns for you to enjoy. Peplum top patterns are generally pretty easy to make so I hope that you give one a try. If you want to start with our own free pattern, you can find the link below.
Here a link to our recent free peplum summer top pattern
Peplum Top Sewing Patterns Roundup
Here's a huge list of some of the best free peplum top sewing patterns I could find on the internet. I'm sure you'll love them. Hover over the picture to show the title, click to open, or right-click and open in a new tab to keep this page open too. And don’t forget to pin it.