Learn How To Make Ankara Overlapped Peplum Top. Follow the easy steps

Learn How To Make Ankara Overlapped Peplum Top. Follow the easy steps


How To Make Ankara Overlapped Peplum Top

Follow the easy steps below to learn how to make ankara overlapped peplum top. I will break this top into 4 different areas namely

  1. The front block 
  2. The back block 
  3. The sleeve and
  4. The peplum area.

Measurements areas needed are

  1. Shoulder/Back- 16″
  2. Neck – 10
  3. Sleeve length – 19 circumference – 13
  4. Upper  bust  length -8
  5. Bust length -11, circumference 42
  6. Underbust length -14 circumference -36
  7. Point to point or bust apart- 8
  8. Waist length – 16 circumference 36
  9. Full length of Blouse 24

The widest measurement among my circumference area is my bust at 42. When I divide that into 2 (for the front and back blocks) have 21 inches. That 21 will be further folded into 2 considering the fact that it has an opening in front. 21÷2 =10.5

Now with that 10.5 inches, I have to add more to it for the side seam 1 inch and the Overlapped area in front about 5 inches. That’s a total of 16.5 inches.

Fold fabric into 2 for the front block. Indicate the side seam and the Overlapped area.

I placed my statistics 10.5 inches for the body and 5 inches for the Overlapped part. Remember fabric is till on fold.

Time to indicate the neck and the lapping area.

Time for the arm hole area and shoulder slope.

When I finally cut it out I have this

The two sides open side by side you should have this.

The back block is easy , I just cut my 21 inches plus side seams.


The sleeve is 13 inches by length 19.

The Peplum Area

Fold your fabric into 4. Cut the inner circle and the outer circle

Making yours should be easy with this step by step illustration. Don’t forget to add your rope so the front part of the top can be secured.  I hope to see you rock this style soon.✌?

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Valerie Boglo




39 Responses to Learn How To Make Ankara Overlapped Peplum Top. Follow the easy steps

  1. kesty

    Thank you very much Ma, God bless you.

  2. Gladys Brume

    Easy explanation as usual. Appreciate you always ma’am.

  3. Helen

    Thank u so much.God bless.

  4. Gloria noyenum

    Tnk u very much ma God bless

  5. uduak

    You are too much

  6. Hannah Olufunke

    I love this clear explanation, thank you madam

  7. ekumahangel

    Thanks ma, God bless you

  8. Eleojo

    Thank you so much for the detailed illustration, may God bless and strengthen you.

  9. chukwudulue mary

    Thanks I appreciate

  10. kemi cole

    Very kind of you. Thanks ma

  11. fatai Ganiyat

    Thank you so much ma .I so much understand it….making mine soon

  12. Ola

    Ma I downloaded the Valisimo app but the said I need permission to use what’s the requirement.thanks and God bless

  13. Ruth Fola

    I love you ma, you are wonderful

  14. Am really in love with dis toturial, during my leisure day, i will try dat, thanks.

  15. elizabeth

    m I going to divide the front into 2 bcos the overlap is long than side seam and their armpit cannot be cut together..thanks

  16. elizabeth

    m I going to divide the front cloth into two before the arm hole and neck cos their side length is different… thanks

  17. Evelyn

    Thanks alot. With the measurement you used will two yards of fabric be enough

  18. Jewelson

    You just blessed me with this tutorial. Thank you soooo much. May God bless you.

  19. Chinwe Emodi

    Thanks ma for the tutorial..
    Is there any zip in this dress

  20. Thank you for this detail illustration and tutorial, I’ve been seriously looking for this

  21. Moyosore

    Pls am confused on how to fix the rope

  22. Prafin

    Thanks it was very helpful.

    Pls Ma,how did you mark the shoulder for the front block?

  23. Chinwe

    Thanks a lot ma

  24. Tolu

    This is awesome; really very helpful and insightful, hats off to you.

  25. Isua Sifon Emmanuel

    I appreciate u mma

  26. Vivian

    Thank you so much.
    Very easy to understand

  27. Ogbu Isdora

    Thanks so much God bless you.amen

  28. Chrstana

    Wonderful, thanks

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