How To Make a Peplum Blouse From A Cropped Top

Monday, October 14, 2013

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Smarten up your act  by creating an on-trend peplum blouse using only a cropped top and half a yard of fabric. With cooler weather just around the corner, you can update a cropped summer top and refashion it to create a blouse that will glam up the most hectic of mornings.

You can match the colors as I did for this project or make the peplum a different color entirely (think graphic color blocking). The main thing is to make sure the peplum length flares gently over the hips--it shouldn't be any longer than six to eight inches, depending on your height. Too long and it's a tunic--too short and it's a tutu (and we wouldn't want to look like a lost ballerina, after all).

Cropped top from H/M

I cut the rectangle of fabric on the bias rather than straight on the grain to create that slight fluttery effect.

See other projects like this in my book, The Chic Girl's Guide to a One-of-a-Kind Wardrobe!

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  1. I know I've said this before, but I so wish I had your sewing talents and design aesthetic. Your pieces and pairings are always so pretty!

  2. Did you buy another shirt or match fabric? This is so cute

  3. Your amazing!! I love how you transformed this top!!

  4. Amazing! How did you find fabric that matches so closely to the original top?

    1. It was a cotton fabric and Joann's has walls and walls of quilters cotton in every shade imaginable. Even if it was slightly off, I think people look at the whole picture and assume it's the ways it's supposed to be!


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