Girl’s Peplum Top Free Pattern

girls free peplum top pattern

Today I’m sharing a girl’s peplum top FREE pattern with you! Since we released the Pretty in Peplum Dress & Top Pattern last fall, I’ve been wanting to share a free version of a peplum top in a smaller size (the Pretty in Peplum pattern includes sizes 18M-12 years) that will fit Hattie. I can’t wait until she’s a bit bigger and can wear the dress version, but for now she (I) can just enjoy wearing a peplum top! And now your little one can too with this free pattern!

girls free peplum top free pattern

girls free peplum top free pattern

Before you begin:

Pattern is sized 12-18M (19″ chest).

Click HERE to download the free pattern pieces.

Be sure that pattern is printed at 100% and is not set to be scaled (check 1″ test square on page 2). 

If you’re looking for larger sizes and more options, the Pretty in Peplum Dress & Top Pattern includes sizes 18M-12 years and can be found in our shop HERE).

All seam allowances are 1/2″.

girls free peplum top free pattern

girls free peplum top free pattern

Fabric Requirement:
56-58″ wide knit apparel fabric with good stretch recovery – 7/8 yd
optional: 3/4yd clear elastic (affiliate link) to stabilize waistline

Note on Sewing With Knits:
Use a serger or a long and narrow zig zag stitch to allow the fabric to stretch after it’s sewn.

girls free peplum top pattern

girls free peplum top free pattern

Pre-wash fabric and cut out pattern pieces as instructed. When cutting peplum piece, fold fabric in half, and then in half again and lay pattern piece on fold as illustrated below. This will form a continuous circular piece. If your fabric is directional, fold the fabric only once and cut two separate pieces, adding seam allowance in place of one of the fold lines so the two halves can be joined.

free peplum top pattern

All seam allowances are 1/2″.

Right sides together (RST), stitch front to back along one shoulder. Press seam toward back.

free girls peplum top pattern

Press neckband in half lengthwise and pin evenly to neckline, stretching neckband to fit. Stitch neckband to neckline and press seam allowance away from neckband.

free girls peplum top pattern

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free girls peplum top pattern

Topstitch (use a coverstitch or twin needle if desired) close to seamline. Note: When attaching/topstitching neckband, ensure the stitches will allow enough stretch for the neck to stretch over the head. It may be necessary to widen your zig zag stitch.

free girls peplum top pattern

Stitch front and back together along remaining shoulder/neckband. Press seam toward back.

free girls peplum top pattern

free girls peplum top pattern

Press bottom of each sleeve 1/2″ toward wrong side of fabric. Topstitch folded edges in place.

free girls peplum top pattern

free girls peplum top pattern

RST, pin one sleeve to one armhole, stretching armhole to fit sleeve cap, and matching center notch of sleeve with shoulder seam. Stitch along pinned edge. Repeat with remaining sleeve and armhole.

free girls peplum top pattern

free girls peplum top pattern

RST, pin and stitch each sleeve and side seam continuously from sleeve hem to bottom of front/back, matching raw edges.

free girls peplum top pattern

free girls peplum top pattern

Press outer edge of peplum piece 1/2″ toward wrong side of fabric. Topstitch folded edge in place.

free girls peplum top pattern

free girls peplum top pattern

RST, pin and stitch peplum piece to raw bottom edge of top, matching notches of peplum piece with side seams of top and front/back center notches. If your fabric doesn’t have great stretch recovery, sewing clear elastic into the seam as you go will help the top keep it’s shape and prevent it sagging out of shape.

free girls peplum top pattern

Voila! Now go make 3 more ;).

girls free peplum top free pattern

girls free peplum top free pattern

Pattern: Free download HERE
Fabric: Michael Levine
Mocassins: blogged HERE (Lil Papoose Mocassins pattern by Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop)


Comments

  1. Look at those cheeks… She is adorable! And so big already!
    Love that knit.

  2. Adorable!!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow morning that links to your free pattern:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/free-pattern-peplum-top-for-a-toddler/2015/02/28/
    –Anne

  3. OH she is simply adorable :) What a cute little outfit. Love the top.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I am about to make this cute top for my little girl! Just wondering, what is the unmarked curved piece on the bottom of page two of the pattern for? I feel like I’m missing something with the sleeves.

    • sewmuchado says:

      Hi Elizabeth! That’s the top of the sleeve pattern piece :). Once you connect the pages together, it will fit onto the bottom.

  5. I’m not sure if your comment “seam allowance is 1/2 inch” means it’s included already in the printout or if I need to add it to the pattern pieces.Want to sew this nice piece for my little cutie :-)

  6. Thanks so much for this wonderful pattern and tutorial! I ended up using a swim-suit fabric and making my little girl a peplum swim-top and matching swim-pants. Fabulous – thanks again!

  7. Tamera Norwood says:

    Just finished this adorable top and it looks lovely! I don’t have a serger, and haven’t sewn with knits since the 1970’s, but my 39 year old sewing machine has enough stretch stitch options that I was able to create nice, clean seams. Thanks for providing the easy to follow tutorial and clear photographs.

  8. Thank you for this free sewing pattern. I made one for my daughter. It was easy to make and I’m happy of the job I’ve done. I wrote a post (in french) on my site about your pattern and shared on Pinterest.

  9. Linda Price says:

    On page 2, what is the curved piece that has fold on it? Thank you for the pattern.

  10. Thanks so much for this adorable pattern! I have some leftover knit that will be perfect for this!

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