|This top is actually 2 layers of different sized Gingham which gives a great effect & it's really soft!|
I was given some pre-loved clothes and when I saw this fabric I was instantly drawn to it as I have a soft spot for gingham. What I did not love was the fact that it hung like a giant shapeless sack on me. Unfortunately I didn't take a "before" photo but you can see my artistic (*ahem*) representation below. Trust me, it was not good on me... mid thigh, large and shapeless with sleeves that hit just below the elbow... eek!
What I didn't have in my wardrobe was a Peplum Top. Refashion time! Below is an outline of how I turned the sack into a cute top:
I shortened the sleeves to above elbow and took them in (while still attached);
Took in the sides so it fitted my body but was still loose enough for me to pull the top on and off without having to add a back zipper;
Cut the top off at my natural waist and saved the bottom of the top which was already hemmed to be my peplum;
Trimmed the top off the Peplum piece to desired length, then sewed a long basting stitch along the cut edge;
Gently pulling on one of the threads I gathered the Peplum piece to fit the bodice then sewed the 2 pieces together;
I finished all the seams with my over locker (serger for those who don't speak Australian!)
Ta Da! A cute Peplum Top!
|Photos c/o my wonderful Husband|
I'm happy to answer any questions about a refashioning project you may be thinking of embarking on!