It's Spring Time and therefore... Spring Cleaning time! This is my favorite time because not only do things get re-organized and start looking tidy again, but I also get to raid my boyfriends give away pile!
Like all of us, he buys so many things and never wears them. Which is great because I get to take them apart and make them into something new.
This time we're talking peplum tops from old T-Shirts. I had done this project years ago when working for someone else, but it was time to do it again with my intermediate class.
We started by cutting off the sleeves at the seamline, turning the shirt inside out, and trying it on. You can have someone pin along the sideseam so it fits from underarm to waistline. Mark this tailors chalk. Also mark 1" below waistline.
Match the quarter points of top to bottom, making sure they are right sides together. Gather the basting stitches so the top and bottom pieces are even. Stitch together.
Finish the sleeves as desired. Some students had enough room to make a cap sleeve. The rest, made it sleeveless.
My students used shirts that had been very gently used, but I had a super dirty white shirt. I put it in a dye bath and turned it green! Get creative, get sewing.. and don't forget to tag us so we can see your amazing work!