While digging through my closet trying to find something to wear for work, I realized something…I have very few tops and almost only dresses.
This makes days when I feel like wearing jeans a bit trickier than they should be.
When I plucked this black sweater dress off my refashion rack, I wasn’t quite sure if I wanted to keep it as a dress or not.
I liked the neckline of this dress, as well as how soft, warm, and cozy the fabric was. But…dress or top? I really wasn’t sure which way I was going to go.
Let’s turn this frumpy dress into a DIY Peplum Top!
I got started by resizing the dress with the help of my dress form.
Then, I ran each side of the dress through my machine.
I chopped off the extra fabric from the sides…
…and now for the step that would take this dress into peplum top territory!
I cut off some of the fabric from the bottom of this dress. The leftover skirt part will be my new peplum!
To complete this refashion, I ran the bottom raw edge of my new top through my serger.
I could have just hemmed it, but I wanted my new top to have a more funky/edgy look to it. I think it looks pretty nifty now! 🙂
What do you think?
On a side note: I was thinking about how when I first started this blog, it wasn’t so odd for someone to be snapping pics with an actual camera all the time.
But now, when everyone pretty much just uses their phones, I tend to stand out a bit with my clunky Nikon…;)
I don’t mind! I want to take the best pics I can for you guys, even if selfies are a bit weird…
My new top was perfect for an evening celebrating a good friend of mine starting his new job/celebrating a great week!