DIY peplum top from XL tee-shirt

Posted by on août 10, 2013 in DIY - Do It Yourself! | 10 Comments


Inspired by the circular skirt tutorial I did a couple of weeks ago, you can use the same technique here to upcycle a large tee-shirt into a cute peplum top.  Get the seasonal hit silhouette for 3$ :)

Material needed:

  • XL tee-shirt
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape and sewing machine

Music courtesy of Leaf House




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  1. M A R T A
    10 août 2013

    Great idea! This top is so original. I like it!
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  2. Nani
    10 août 2013

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  5. Pouline
    11 août 2013

    love this! have to try it! love xx

  6. Sarah
    12 août 2013

    this is such an awesome DIY! thank you for sharing!


  7. peplumpaita | Outi Les Pyy
    13 août 2013

    [...] Boat People Vintage teki taas ihanan ohjeen, miten isosta t-paidasta saa ommeltua peplumtopin. Ohje täällä. [...]

  8. Pins & Paperbacks Blog
    2 août 2014

    Hello Ari (or shall I say bonjour?) First of all, where in the world do you come up with all these great ideas? You have a new never-before-seen creative idea like every week!

    In regards to the peplum top, I tried to make this out of a long shift shirt I had from waay waay back, but it was smaller, so um, my circle for the bottom part turned out to be more of an oval. I’m cheap, so I skipped purchasing a thrift man’s shirt. Ooops. Well, I guess it turned out alright… I was able to sew back on the sleeves to the top and cut out the neckline to make it more modern. I also top stitched and sewed the raw edges over. But that’s not the point. Your tutorial was excellent. Thanks so much for the amount of time and effort you put into making and filming and designing these projects. I hope your hard work does not go unnoticed.

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    • Ari
      4 août 2014

      Thank you for your comment, glad you like it :)

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