24.5.12

Le Peplum

Peplum ['pepplem] flared part at waist
a short flared ruffle attached to the waist of a jacket or blouse.

Some looks from the Spring 2012 Marc by Marc Jacobs show all featuring frilly peplums


Inspired I decided to do a little holiday refashioning.  Take one preloved Nicole Farhi t-shirt and combine with contrast woven fabric.


First I unpicked the hem of the t-shirt and pressed it flat.  

For the frill I cut 2 strips 20cm wide x width of the fabric and joined the short ends together to make a loop. I pressed the loop in half lengthwise and overlocked the raw edges together. 

Lastly I gathered the frill evenly and without stretching the jersey underneath stitched it on.....
Voil√†! my newly revamped summery t-shirt.

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