Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Easy Peplum Top

Hello Readers. This little gem of a dress was at a clothes swap a while back. It looks a little like a school uniform to me. There is nothing wrong with school uniforms but at the ripe old age of 45, that is not a great look for me. (I love all kinds of crazy funky styles but even I have my limits.)

 I loved the plaid fabric and I knew I could do something with this dress. It was in great condition and it fit well. It wasn't very exciting or sophisticated the way it was as a dress. I decided to make a shirt with a peplum at the bottom. 

I have to be honest, it was super simple. I just cut off the lower part of the dress. I thought the peplum should be about 4 inches long. I was just sort of guessing. I made a new hem at the bottom of the shirt so it would be nice and neat. And I ironed it. I hate to iron but sometimes it is a must. 

I liked the end result a lot. It was still a simple button down shirt but the peplum makes it so much more feminine and fun.

Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself.


Rozy Lass said...

Love it! So adorable and fun for Autumn.

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks Rozy Lass. I thought they were nice Fall colors too.