I have been DYING to make a cute peplum t-shirt for a few months now, but just haven’t had a chance to. When I have an idea, if I don’t do it right away it literally keeps bugging me until I do!! And I’ve had this idea since well before my floral print jeans DIY AND even before the Jeans & T outfit challenge. I actually wanted to be able to include it into the challenge, but alas, I just couldn’t fit it in. However, since this was my first weekend off since December (YAY!), I whipped this one up on Sunday afternoon and I’m so in love.
There are a number of ways to create this cute little peplum tee, which is basically just one large ruffle at the waist of the shirt. So for you experts out there, any technique will work, as you know. (I would have preferred to stitch it up on a serger, but I don’t have one just yet.)
What You’ll Need…
* Two white t-shirts: one fitted and one large or extra large
* Sewing machine or Serger
* Pins/thread/scissors, etc.
* Try on your fitted t-shirt and pin or mark where you want your peplum to begin.
* Lying flat, cut your larger, men’s t-shirt. I began with more fabric than I needed, just in case.
* Cut it up one side seam as well.
* With my fitted shirt right-side-out, and because I had so much fabric, I lined the “cut” edge of my extra fabric with the bottom of the shirt, and with the “front” side facing down, beginning at one side seam, I pinned (somewhere near the center of it) completely around the fitted shirt. (This may be confusing, apologies.) The goal is to use the front “finished” edge of the men’s shirt as the bottom of your peplum – it will fold over the stitches and hide everything underneath.