+ Men’s top to peplum top tutorial

I guess I can’t get over the peplum fever. I mean…another one!? Well, I decided to make it a refashion this time so for those of you who like to refashion, upcycle, restyle or what have you…this is for you, and did I mention it is an easy tutorial to boot? Took me all of 45 minutes to do.
Our poor men’s closets are in danger.

Supplies:
Big tee
Pins
Scissors
Thread
Sewing machine
Instructions:
1. Seam rip the bottom (if you need more length) and iron flat.
2. Cut the top into 3 pieces, the first cut should be around the belly button, or where you want the waist to hit. The second cut is only if you want the bottom to be very ruffly (you may have enough if your shirt if very big), is cutting the middle between the bottom of the shirt.
3. Try on the top part and take it in to fit you snug.
4. Cut the neckline by matching up the side and shoulder seams and cutting out the ribbing. Unless you like the neckline the way it is. Hem it.
5. Make the strip into one long one by sewing the two strips together. Then make it into a tube by sewing all the strip’s ends together.
6. Gather the tube to fit the widest part of your upper body (like your chest).
7. Pin the shirt and ruffle right sides together, and sew together with a zig zag stitch or vari-overlock stitch. You will have to gather the ruffle here and there a little as you attach it to the top half. This will allow the shirt to stretch jsut over the chest, but still fit tight around your waist. You can add elastic to the edge of the joining pieces.

 

Comments

  1. There’s definitely some peplum fever going on over here at C&C! But what a great way to use up an old t-shirt.

    Thanks for another great tutorial.

    x Elena @ Randomly Happy

  2. How adorable! I would love to try that.

  3. this turned out great! way to go!

  4. Ok that is SO CUTE! You are really talented. And you look beautiful in those pictures!

  5. I’ve now got to go raid my husband’s t shirt drawer and do this! Thanks for sharing! I love it!

    http://www.beautyandbows.com

  6. oh. my. goodness. This is too adorable! Hope I can make one ALMOST as cute as yours:)

  7. So pretty on you and I love the picture and your hair.

  8. Cute, girlie! I love this one.

  9. It turned out so cute, I will have to give it a go.

  10. I love the stripes this shirt is made out of! I’m yet to try a peplum top, but apparently it’s not too late ;)

  11. LOVE it, and I have a large shirt in mind for this project.

  12. If you didn’t have me before.. you definitely have me now. You are OFFICIALLY my favorite refashion-er :) This is adorable and I cant wait to try it!

    ~Amy “Lady M.”

  13. so easy!!!
    I love it!

  14. I’m going to have to try this! Also, is your hair naturally wavy or do you have tricks on how to get it looking that gorgeous??

    seaglassandribbons.blogspot.com

    • Oh its my spiral curl hairdo…there is a tutorial I put up a while ago during my hair week. This is just what it looks like after a few days.

  15. The model is gorgeous, beautiful photography, love the re-fashion!

  16. YAY another one bites the dust, Mr Fabric Godmother is shaking in his boots, every time he gets home from work I have sneaked something out from the back of his wardrobe, looks like even his t shirts are no longer safe!

  17. Great tutorial! I may try it over weekend, so thanks for sharing dear!
    xx

  18. I like your tutorials :) Everything is easy and looks amazing :)

  19. Clever girl.

  20. Lovely hack. I am not a big fan of peplum but this shirt is rad:>

  21. This is absolutely amazing! So creative!

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  23. Every time I try to sew a neck of a shirt like yours, it comes out horrible! Any links to videos on how you do that so well? Maybe it’s easy, but I’m a very beginner sewer. Help?! Please, film yourself sewing something and post someday so that I can see how to you actually do it all! By the way, amazing blog.

  24. Every time I try to sew a neck of a shirt like yours, it comes out horrible! Any links to videos on how you do that so well? Maybe it’s easy, but I’m a very beginner sewer. Help?! Please, film yourself sewing something and post someday so that I can see how to you actually do it all! By the way, amazing blog.

  25. So cute and crafty! Can’t wait to try this one out!

  26. I made a top using your tutorial! I really love it, here’s the link to my blog:

    http://coffeecraftscookingandkids.blogspot.com/2012/11/mens-polo-to-peplum-top-refashion.html

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