Reggie tie back peplum top – Free PDF sewing pattern

Reggie tie back peplum top - Free PDF sewing pattern

The Reggie tie back peplum top is a lovely casual item – with the flared peplum and 3 statement bow ties at the back. It is a quick and fun project – you only need basic sewing skills to finish this project!

Let’s look at this design in more details:

Reggie tie back peplum top - Free PDF sewing pattern
Reggie tie back peplum top - Free PDF sewing pattern

As usual, my pattern is made in 10 sizes from XXS to 5XL so you may find a suitable size for yourself. If you are not sure which size suits you, take a look at the measurement table before doing anything here: SIZE GUIDE.

The pattern is made using layered PDF, please check for your desired size before printing so you won’t waste your paper. I have included a first page with many details about sizing and printing, so please first read the first page and make sure you know what size you need! If you still do not know how to print a layered PDF, please check for the printing instruction in this post: PRINTING GUIDE.

My patterns are now made in both A4/Letter paper and A0 paper format so you can print at home or at any print shop! I also included a projector file for those who are more tech savvy and have a projector at home!

For home printers, you can print this using your home printer and either A4 or Letter paper. I calculated the printing area so that you will be able to use either type of paper to print the pattern out perfectly. Always print the first page first and check with the test square if you are printing at the right scale before you print out the whole pattern – avoid waste of ink and waste of paper, save the earth!

Some PC may print smaller than actual size even when you choose 100% scale – I don’t know why this problem exist, but my HP laptop cannot print true to size. I have to scale up to 103% to get the right size. You may need to check with your PC to see if it prints true to size, if not, scale up a bit. I was informed by a reader that you can also print the pdf as image to get the right scale, however I never tested it on my computer.


You will need:

  • Fabric of your choice. This pattern is intended for WOVEN fabric.
  • Some lightweight fusible interfacing
  • Scissors, pencil or fabric marker, ruler, pins
  • Sewing machine/Serger or needle and thread
  • Printed pattern

How much fabric do you need for this piece of garment? To be precise, you may need to check how much fabric you need before buying. It will depend on the selected pattern size, the width, and design of the fabric you plan to use. Just to be sure, print all the paper patterns and lay them out at the width of fabric you plan to use (usually from 90 to 150 centimeters or 35 to 60 inches). Measure how much fabric you will need. Don’t forget to account for pieces that need to be cut multiple times and pieces that are cut on the fold.

Cutting instruction:

After printing out and taping all the pattern pages together, you will get something similar to this:

Reggie tie back peplum top - Free PDF sewing pattern

All my patterns already include 1cm (3/8in) seam allowance. Just cut the pattern pieces as is and use a 1cm seam allowance when you sew.

The fabric will be cut into following pieces:

  • Front: cut 1 piece on the fold
  • Back: cut 2 mirrored pieces
  • Peplum: cut 2 pieces on the fold
  • Sleeve: cut 2 mirrored pieces
  • Tie Strap: cut 6 pieces
  • Front Facing: cut 1 piece main fabric + 1 piece fusible interfacing
  • Back Facing: cut 2 mirrored pieces main fabric + 2 mirrored pieces fusible interfacing

Place the pattern pieces on the fabric, pin the pattern pieces to the fabric to secure them in place. Using sharp scissors, carefully cut out the fabric pieces along the outer lines of the pattern. Take your time to ensure precise and clean cuts, as this will affect the fit and overall appearance of your garment.

Make sure to mark all notches and other design features such as darts, pleats, draw marks etc. from the pattern pieces onto your fabric. When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches, they must match up.

Sewing instruction

1. Sew the Tie Straps

– Fold the Tie Strap in half lengthwise, sew one short edge and one long edge in one step, leaving one short edge open.

– Clip the corner, turn the fabric right side out and press.

– Repeat with other 5 Tie Strap pieces.

2. Sew the bust darts

Video tutorial:

3. Sew the main garment

– Place Front and Back right sides together, match and sew the shoulder and side seams.

4. Sew the facing

– Apply fusible facing onto corresponding pieces.

– Place Front Facing and one Back Facing right sides together. Sew the shoulder seam. Press seam allowance to the sides.

– Repeat with the other side to get the complete Facing piece.

5. Baste Tie Strap to center back

– Place the Tie Straps to the right side of the Back piece, along the center back line. The first tie strap is placed at 1.5cm (5/8”) below the neckline, the second tie strap is placed at 5cm (2”) from the waistline, and the third tie strap is at the notch in the middle of the center back seam.

– Baste the Tie Straps in place on both Back pieces.

6. Attach Facing to Main Garment

– Place Facing to the right side of Main Garment, matching the neckline, shoulder seam and center back seam. Make sure the Tie Straps are sandwiched in between two layers and do not show on the wrong side of fabric. Pin to secure.

– Stitch along the center back seam and neckline seam. Pivot fabric when you reach the corners.

– Trim half of seam allowance at the curve and clip corners. Understitch seam allowance to the Facing.

– Turn fabric to the right side and press.

7. Gather Peplum pieces

– Place two Peplum pieces right sides together and sew the side seams.

– Gather the Peplum to match the waist of the Main Garment. Video tutorial:

8. Sew the Peplum to Main Garment

– Pin the Peplum to Main Garment, right sides together, matching the side seams. Distribute gathers evenly along waistline.

– Stitch the Peplum to Main Garment. Press seam allowance towards the Main garment.

9. Hem the garment

Video tutorial:

This is the download link:




To download just click on the link above and choose “Save link as”. The PDF file will be downloaded to your device. An advertisement may pop up, just close it and continue with your download. In case some ads attempt to make you enter your personal info, just ignore and close it. I do NOT require any kind of information to download my pattern files.

Happy sewing! And don’t forget to share your project on my Facebook page: Tiana’s Closet Sewing Patterns or tag me on Instagram #tianasclosetsewingpatterns, I will be thrilled to see the garment in real life!

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