I had hoped to be posting some photos of the peplum top.  That was not meant to be.I have had some real fitting issues with this pattern.

Attending a weekend retreat a couple of months ago with Pamela Leggett, she explained how she drafts her patterns with the more mature figure in mind.  She adds extra ease through waist and hips, she drafts shoulders for forward shoulders and bodices in the upper/shoulder area are based on high bust measurements.

I needed to add to the bust area and truly added to much and lowered the bust dart by 1/2 inch. Sometimes when you make a FBA the bust gets lowered some.  Also the width at the waist increases unless you move darts.  All of this contributed to fitting issues; keep in mind also knit fabrics have varying stretch capabilities and that impacts fit as well.

Having said all of that the top was way, way, way to big.  I fell to... [read more]