Pencil Skirt with Removable Peplum – Refashion #4

10 May 2012 Permalink

Peplum has been showing up all over the place for spring.  I’ve been keeping my eyes open for anything peplum-ish at the thrift stores…but no such luck.  When I came across this long, purple pencil skirt, I had planned to just shorten it.  But look…

There are scraps left over!  So rather than tossing them out, I tried turning them into something with a little more use.   Removable Peplum.

I started by cutting the extra fabric so that I had two of the same size pieces.  Starting with one piece, I folded over the edge that wasn’t hemmed and ironed a crease into it.

Next I folded over the long piece so that the two short ends were touching.  Stiched this closed.

Turned the fabric right-side-in and folded it into a fan.

I then used that iron again to create more of a crease.  The last step was to put a few stiches into the ‘fan’ so that it wouldn’t come apart and…

Repeat for the second.

I used saftey pins to attach them to the pencil skirt (that way I can take them off whenever.)

And there you have it!  The last of my four refashions!  Nothing was that difficult to do either!  They just took some super basic sewing skills and a little time (actually, I did the cutting and ironing for each of the four items on one Sunday afternoon.  Then I just hand-stiched in the evenings once the kids were playing or watching Seseme Street.)

Oh!  And the shirt from today’s post was from here (or here)…I just took the sleeves off.  Wasn’t really too found of them!

Here’s a quick little recap from the week incase you missed anything!

Stripes and Pockets

Pink Skirt 2 Ways

High-Low Skirt

Are you into refashioning?  Got any projects planned or in the works?? I’d love to hear about them!

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  • Fashion By Alicia
    May 10, 2012

    I think the removable peplum may be my favorite refashion! This is the best idea ever!

    • aprilgia
      May 10, 2012

      Thanks, Alicia! I was thinking about using velcro or snaps or something else, but saftey pins just seem to be the easiest way.

  • Megan, The Frugalista Diaries
    May 10, 2012

    Such a great idea, totally doing!

    • aprilgia
      May 10, 2012

      Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  • Clara Turbay
    May 10, 2012

    nice inspirations!

  • Emmy
    May 11, 2012

    Such a brilliant and creative idea:) Have never really done any sort of refashioning, but I may start with this!

  • kwyver
    May 12, 2012

    Gorgeous outfit, that skirt is gorgeous! Lovelovelove the removable peplum, such a brilliant idea!

  • Jane Squared
    May 14, 2012

    How clever! I’m never sure I can pull off peplum since it can add volume in an unflattering way to the hips, but the removable factor makes this skirt perfect!

  • Ania Radzik Farmer
    May 16, 2012

    Very cute outfit and love the refashion, looks very cute

  • Val
    May 24, 2012

    cool! I will try a variation of this and post it.

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