What is peplum anyway? A dictionary definition might be something like:
A short overskirt or ruffle attached at the waistline of a jacket, blouse, or dress.
It comes from a Greek word, peplos, that referred to a robe worn by women in Ancient Greece.
But how was that going to help me with this week’s challenge as I sew along with the Refashion Runway?
Well, first we needed raw material.
This looked pretty raw to me…
Husband said, “That hurts my eyes.” Young son said, “How tall a person was that meant for?” Daughter added, “That is ghastly!”
But, it was what I had, and it was time to get to work.
First, I wanted to open up the neck. There was a very wide facing inside that was ready-made to be a little wider.
That skirt-thing on the bottom, at least the smaller top layer, was an already shaped and hemmed peplum. Just needed to do a little fitting and add a few belt loops. Also, shortened the sleeves to my favorite 3/4 length. Ta-dah! A top!
Go check out Refashion Runway Season Two to see other refashionista peplum creations.