New Year’s Eve is just around the corner.
Here’s a quick refashion idea perfect for any celebration.
Start with a long thrift store skirt.
Cut off the bottom to your desired length, leaving just enough for a hem.
To make the peplum, first measure your waist and divide by 6.28. This will give you the distance to measure for the top of your peplum.
Then, using the part of the skirt you cut off, measure that distance from the corner fold marking every so often to create a curved line. Notice the fold on the right side of the skirt.
Then measure the desired length of the peplum from the first line and draw another curved line.
Cut these two lines and repeat on the other side of the skirt bottom.
This will give you two half circles. Right sides together, sew one set of short sides together and finish the other ends with a small hem. Then your peplum will be removable and your skirt more versatile.
I didn’t want to let the nice bias tape at the bottom of the original skirt go to waste so I unpicked it and used it to finish the top of my peplum.
Pin and sew the bias tape to the top of the peplum.
Finish the sides and the bottom of the peplum with a hem or bias tape.
I prefer bias tape to finish a rounded edge. After digging around my sewing supplies, I realized there was no black bias tape to be found. Dang! But trying to be a true refashionista, I just made my own with some light weight black fabric from my stash. (I’m working on a bias tape tutorial for you right now. It’s actually quite easy and makes such a nice finish for any edge. If you’re anything like me, once you learn how, you’ll want to finish everything with this stuff.)
Nothing like the feeling of making due with what you have on hand.
Attach a hook and eye so you can remove your peplum for other looks.
And now you’re ready for anything the New Year brings your way!
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