Peplum Faille Jacket – Burda 7495



I debated posting this peplum faille jacket because I didn’t get a smooth sleeve cap. But after looking through the many projects that I didn’t post or review this year (2015), I decided that this jacket was note worthy. Not every project is perfect, and it’s always good to share challenges with garment construction.

Black polyester faille was ideal for my Burda 7495 peplum jacket. Unfortunately, it is sold out/no longer carried at Mood. But there are several other faille fabrics currently available.  I have my eye on the black and white poke-a-dot on the first page.

Faille fabrics are tightly woven ribbed textile. It has a glossy look, not shiny like most satins.  If my memory serves me right, it was popular in the eighties. I had several outfits made with faille fabric.

Burda 7495 comes in sizes 10 to 20.  I used 14 with several modifications.  There are two jacket views: one with short pleated sleeves and a double peplum and the other is long pleated sleeves with a single peplum.  Both are attractive to me.  The shape of the lapel is flattering and the peplum gives me the appearance of curvier hips.

I made my usual pattern adjustments:

  • FBA
  • Sway back
  • Prominent shoulder blades



The jacket went together with no problems, except for the sleeve cap areas on either side of the pleats.  It’s  not as smooth as I would like.  Everything else was  piece of cake.  I did not like the placement of the second button, in the seam between the jacket and the peplum.  So I moved the first button up a bit and put the second button about a inch or so above the peplum.

So that’s about it for my review of this jacket. I’m considering making it again with long sleeves.  This is my final review for 2015.

Parting Shot:  I stayed outside longer than two minutes.  I’m so cold it hurts.


Happy Sewing!



  • Alison
    January 1, 2016

    Beautiful! It is a very flattering jacket. I can’t tell anything is off with the sleeves from the pictures. It goes so well with the skirt and boots – beautiful outfit!

    • Cennetta
      January 10, 2016

      Thank you so much, Alison.

  • PsychicKathleen
    January 1, 2016

    I love this jacket on you! It’s such a perfect fit and the material is glorious. I’m so often amazed when I see patterns sewists have used to make their garments. They wouldn’t have “spoke” to me to be honest but when I actually see them on someone, I think WOW that’s a nice pattern!

    • Cennetta
      January 10, 2016

      Thanks, PsychicKathleen.

  • Zeila
    January 1, 2016

    Stunning as always!

    • Cennetta
      January 10, 2016

      Zeila, thank you.

  • Fiona
    January 7, 2016

    Lovely choice of fabric for this design! I’m always fighting with sleeve heads too!

    • Cennetta
      January 10, 2016

      Fiona, thanks. I was thinking about taking them out then setting them again.