Padded peplum blouse with Steps on How to Make it.

Padded peplum blouse with Steps on How to Make it.



Padded peplum blouse

Making a padded peplum blouse can be challenging especially when you have to fully line the outfit and you don’t know how to go about it. But not to worry, after this tutorial I am sure it wouldn’t be stressful anymore.

Let practice how to pad the bust area with this lovely peplum style



My measurements are

Back – 16

Neck – 7

Sleeve length – 10, Arm circumference 16

Upper bust length – 8

Bust length – 11, Bust circumference 42

Under Bust – 15, circumference 38

Point to point – 8

Waist length – 18 ,circumference -36

Blouse Length 27

(All measurements are in inches)


Calculation Time

In all the listed circumference areas the bust is the largest. Notice that I didn’t add the hip to the list. That’s because the style has a flare and gathers detail at the peplum area so there is no need for hip measurement. If the hip was on this list I would most likely use that because it would be the widest among all the circumferences.

So I take out my bust measurement and divide that into 2 to represent my front and back block

Eg. Bust  42÷2= 21 (21 each for front and back block)

Underbust 38 ÷2 = 19 (19 each for front and back block )

Waist 36 ÷2 = 18 (each for both front and back block)


Since the bust is the biggest part ie. 21inches, I will use that to fold my fabric and add seam allowance for the bust cut (1 inch for each= 2 ) and the sides seams too( 1½ each =3 inches). Total = 5. Note that we are working on the front cut.

21+5 =26

The length we are working with first is the waist length. 18 +1 inch for seam (until we add the peplum part to the style before it becomes 27).

So I have so far now 26 on fold by length 19.


On my paper on fold, first I mark out the specific lines for easy identification. This I do with all my length measurements (upper bust-length, bust-length underbust and waist length) then from the 19 inches I deduct the part I will add the net and label it cut away. It is about 7 inches.

Next, I deduct my point to point which is 8 but since it’s on fold I measured 4 + ½ inch for the seam on the bust line. While on the underbust line I deducted the 3 +½ for the seam. At the upper bust line, I deducted 3½ +½ for the seam. The center cut is complete.



When I open my center front I have on the upper bust line 7+1 for seam 8.

On the bust line 8 +1 for seam 9.

On the under bust line 6+1 for seam 7.

On the waist line 6+1 for seam = 7.


Now let us create the sides.

To complete the sides now that I already know what the center front is is easy. Remember my main measurements on fold is 26 and on the bust line, I have gotten 8 out + 1 inch for seam = 9.

26 – 9 = 17

17 ÷ 2 = 8½

½ each is for Seam allowance to join the center to the sides.

At the extream end, I deduct 1½ each for side seams allowance leaving me with 6½ each on both sides on the bust line.

Let’s repeat that process for the waist line. The waist total is 36.

36 ÷ 2 =18 (for the front and back block )

18 + 5 = 23 (for center and side seams)

On our center front we have gotten 6+1 for seam = 7.

23 -7 = 16

16 ÷ 2 = 8 for each side cut.

Deduct ½ inch each for seam allowance to join this cut back to the center front,  and we have left 7½.

Out of the 7½, deduct 1½ each for side seams lastly we have 6 inches.

** Time to Cut Our Breast Pads ***

Warding is usually used to pad the bust area. It’s a little soft but harder than airstay



It’s feasible – meaning that it can be ironed on a fabric, it has elements on it that makes it stick to whatever it is ironed on.

Cutting the warding into shape.

It’s very important that the warding is cut into a C shape on both sides so that when it’s joined it looks good.


When cut out it should look like this.

Note that it should only cover the upper bust , bust and the under bust.



When placed side by side with the center piece it should look like this.


When joined you should have this.


Joining on both sides- the front.


Here is the back side.


This is how it looks with




This is how we end the class of padded blouse. I hope you found the lecture interesting as I did. Don’t forget to leave us a comment and always come back here for more tutorials.

It’s been fun for me. Do stay blessed.

Valerie Boglo.







93 Responses to Padded peplum blouse with Steps on How to Make it.

  1. Oni

    Thanks so much ma. I have learned a new way of sewing a padded blouse through this tutorial. Very grateful ma.

  2. Mary

    Thanks alot ma…May God continue to bless you Amen.

  3. Thank you so much for this

  4. Rukayat

    It’s a very nice tutorial. More power to your elbow.

  5. nafisa

    thank you ma.May God bless you

  6. E'zinam

    Thank you ma. I really looks simple. But the drawing is not clear enough.

  7. Opaleye Tinuola

    Very informative ma, compared to the normal way of cutting warding. The cutting looks exactly like bra cups. God bless you ma

  8. Princess Laura

    Ma thanks so much, I can not stop thanking you for all what your teaching us free. May God keep you and your family alive. God bless you amen.

  9. Olarinde Titilayo Doris

    God bless u ma’am

  10. Adekemi

    Madam,God bless u really gd.I enjoyed d class thou I got lost along d line buh I bliv if I read again and again I wil get it better.God bless u ma.

  11. motee

    Thanks so much esp d cutting of warding in a round shape, I appreciate

  12. dada adekemi

    Thanks ma for dis lesson .God wil reward u in ten folds .U are an Angel.

  13. Mrs Ebi

    Thank you so much ma….Lplease ma I need you to clarify me…when you say BACK 16, NECK 7…PLEASE MA WHAT DO YOU MEAN…AM A BABY TAILOR

  14. julicoka

    God bless you ma thanks

  15. Raimi Christina

    thanks God bless u ma. please can you post cutting of princess dart with padded cup

  16. Precious

    YOU are indeed great, takin out your time to narrates dis paded blouse, be blessed bountiful.

  17. PricelessJewel Victoria Tolulope

    Thank you ma

  18. Buhari Bashirat Ajibola

    Thanks so much God will continue to bless u and increase your knowledge ma. Please ma I what to ask if the pad h any standard measurements to cut it ma

  19. Bisallure

    Lovely and straight forward tutorial. Thanks a lot Ma.
    Please I will like to ask a question regarding how you came about the 3 and half for upperbust and 3 inches for lower bust. Also, if the bust is smaller than 42, like 36, what measurement will be used for the CF upper bust and under. Thanks for the great work.

  20. blessing

    Found this interesting, thank u ma…

  21. blessing

    Found this really interesting, thank u ma…

  22. chioma

    Thanks alot ma’am

  23. Obeya ebunoluwa

    Thanks Ma,God will continue to bless u.

  24. Olawumi Mide Mojoyinola

    Waoh. Mind blowing tutorial.God bless ur kind heart Madam Boglo.May God touch every aspect of your life and may u and your household go higher.God bless ma

  25. Lina

    Thanks for this Ma.

  26. Thank so much ma. Illustration well understood.
    Also noted that warding will be attached to the lining and main fabric as well. God bless you

  27. Thanks so much ma. Illustration well understood.
    Also noted that warding will be attached to the lining and main fabric as well. God bless you

  28. olorunfemi dorcas

    congrats madam on this noble accomplishment on the website. feeling excited.

  29. Adewoyin amina

    You are a rare gem.ay God continue to bless you MA.

  30. Temmie

    God bless you ma for this piece. I have learnt alot.

  31. This tutorial is dynamic and incomparable to other blogs have been is well illustrated and very easy to understand…more grace to ur elbow ma’m Valerie,God will bless you immeasurably… U Neva cease to amaze us with ur wonderful tutorials

  32. Benny

    God bless u ma for your gud d paper ws cut on fold ,ws d warding also cut on fold I mean d center fronr? also d upper bust,bust area and under bust were marks 3.5”,4” nd 3” respectively, hw ws d side front curved?

  33. Nsofor Edna

    Thanks a lot ,B.V keep glowing in JESUS name,love you sis???

  34. IFEOBU

    Wow! Thank you so much for the tutorial. I have really learnt a lot. But my question is, is the lining to be padded as well? Are we to till use the air stay? Then where?. Thanks again

  35. Adebayo Olushola

    Thank you ma, God bless you.

  36. Uc best

    tnk u ma’am, God bless u plenty.

  37. Cynthia Lawal

    Thank you so much for this fully packed tutorial on padded blouse. I Loved every part. More blessing Madam Boglo.

  38. kim

    God bless you ma.

  39. NIKE Adefarati

    My oga at the top…. Topmost Top is your place. Blessed @thou among designers…… Thanks for being who you are…. Blessed is the day l concindentally met u and beat all odds to train in ur school…… Very selfless. Ni


    thank you ma for taking you time to explain in details. it was well understood. KEEP SPREADING MA WITHOUT LIMIT

  41. Joyce

    God bless you . may you be favoured in all uour endeavours in Jesus name.

  42. chistan

    Thank you Ma and God bless

  43. Dolapo

    Pls ma can u do a video for me on this blouse in a various ways ma. I don’t mind paying u ma. Please ma. God bless u ma. Thank u

  44. Efe

    Thank you ma, you are really a blessing

  45. Nafisat

    Thanks so much ma, more wisdom and God bless

  46. mrs bashua

    Gud day madam indeed u are a mentor of excellence am in this business already but I want to move further like having a small school like urs I want to know if u can help me in achieving that ma. God bless u

    • Starting a fashion school takes a lot of planning. My advice is that you start small. 2 or 3 students at the beginning. Then build your business up as you go along. You will learn a lot as you go into the business. There is a lot involved in running a fashion school and it is very different from running a fashion business. I wish you all the best!

  47. nnma

    Pls ma cme to my rescue.since u posted d parded peplum dress i have been strugglinn wiit d. Sides.i havve tried ova and ova again

  48. Eleojo

    This is an awesome tutorial. Keep spreading without limit. The sky is your beginning.

  49. abigail

    Awesome teaching… Precise!

  50. thank you so much, God bless you Amen.please what part of the body is upper bust and point to point.thank you

  51. precious victor

    thank u ma …God bless u
    awesome teaching

  52. Onyeanula Chioma Blessing

    Thanks ma this was helpful… GOD bless you

  53. Tejumade Tejumade

    Please ma I need help on how to cut a blouse that is more than six pieces. I can cut six pieces blouse but please how do I proceed to 8 pieces or more. Thank you ma.

  54. Pat Fadairo

    Thk u ma

  55. Please can you explain the paded blouse …send

  56. Elinor

    Thanks so much, the problem is pics not loading, kind of no so easy-to-use without the pics. but the instructions are clear. Pls how do I get the pics to load. can’t view any. thanks

  57. Thanks Ma,I Got The Blouse At A Go

  58. ELIzabeth

    Ooooh no, lesson for this long but carries so much knowledge. Thank you so much ma for the sacrifice ,I love you already without meeting you, please do more of this ..also I totally love how you illustrated in a simple way for us to catch up with. God bless you big ma

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  60. Princess ify

    Pls ma,how can one cut the back bodice especially the neck part of the back? Thank u ma

  61. Idowu belly odunayo

    More knowledge from above, and may you never dwindle in Jesus name

  62. Edith

    God bless u mam, u are an assets to ur generation, do I place d from & back fabric together while shaping, considering the 22 & 24 wdt of d front & back panel.

  63. Mary

    God bless you richly ma. Even though I am a talented seamstress, I don’t always take upper bust in to cognizance.

  64. Thanks so much for the tutorial ma..Pls i would like to know how many inch is measured from should to breast or chest region before adding the wadding (breast pad)..Thanks f

  65. praiz

    thanks a lot ma….I really appreciate your generosity

  66. Nomathamsanqa

    Thank you very much. It’s my first time doing such a blouse and your tutorial is helping me a lot. Thank you.

  67. diya

    Hi i have a question while making the padded blouse. During the measurement phase should the person be wearing a padded bra or non padded bra?

  68. Onome

    Its wonderful

  69. Caroline

    I found you just the ptger day on the internet anf i already love you. Your tutorials are is to understand and detailed. Thanks alot.

  70. Caroline

    I found you just the other day on the internet and i already love you. Your tutorials are easy to understand and detailed. Thanks alot.

  71. Thanks alot ma more wisdom and understanding in Jesus name

  72. Ramot idi

    Thanks for sharing ma , you really made my day am looking forward to download your app but pls how much is the subscription per month

    Secondly how much Will it cost be to learn suit making ma

  73. Agboola Funmi iyoha

    Thank you so much ma , may God bless you more, you really help me out for my difficult things

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