Here is a peasant-style top I made using Simplicity 3510 pattern. The pattern has many variations to it, all for dresses. I decided to shorten the pattern to make a blouse to match a ruffle knit skirt I wanted to make to match.
I used a stretch ruffle lace trim over the seam that joined the bodice to the lower part of the blouse.
I purchased some ruffle knit fabric from Girl Charlee fabrics for the skirt. I didn't use a pattern. Instead, I made a yoga-style band for the skirt top. Next I measured how long I wanted the skirt to be and carefully cut beneath the "ruffled" fabric. Laying right sides together, I drew a line with just a slight flare from the top to the bottom. I stretched the yoga band as far as it would stretch, and this is where I started the seam line for the top of the skirt. I placed another skirt on the bottom of the fabric to use as a gauge for the width. I lined up the seam with the seam of the yoga band, which I placed in the center back.
I also made a black jersey knit camisole to be worn underneath the blouse. I used a store-bought camisole top that was too small for the pattern, just enlarging it a little when I traced it. I used FOE for the edging of the top and straps.
Thanks for stopping by, Shirley