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Peplum Top Refashion Tutorial


You asked for it, so here it is. I was a little lazy and decided to show this as a refashion instead of making something from scratch. The nice thing about this being a refashion: no inserting sleeves, no hemming necklines, no hemming sleeves and no need for a serger. If you’re constructing a basic tee from scratch, you definitely want one. If you’re adding a peplum? No need.


I just took a simple top from my drawer ($5 at Kohls or something?) and matched it as best I could to fabric I had on-hand. After the fabric mother-load two weeks ago, you better believe I was going to find it in my stash. No fabric shopping for this girl for some time to come!


The refashion was easy enough to pull together. After drafting the pattern, it took just over an hour to complete it. I could’ve finished it faster had I not been distracted by tv shows.

Outfit Details

  • top: Kohls, refashioned
  • necklace: Forever 21
  • pants: Target
  • shoes: c/o Blowfish


I think I would prefer the pattern to be reversed, stripes up top and the solid as the peplum, but it’s fun and funky. I’m thinking I may wear this to my 10 year high school reunion on Saturday. Or maybe I’ll sew up something completely new. Wait. What? Ten years has flown by so fast!

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Fall Stripes

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Wore this to the zoo with the kiddos. Should’ve worn a coat. BRRR! It was cold. Thank goodness I brought the scarf along.

  • scarf: thrifted, $2
  • dress: Forever21, $15
  • cardigan: boutique, $15
  • belt: thrifted, $2
  • shoes: thrifted, $5

TOTAL: $39

Lazy Tuesday


It took me until 3pm to get showered & dressed today. It feels like I’ve been hit by a ton of bricks. Seriously, could I be more lazy? Oh yeah, I could’ve not fed & clothed the kids.

  • scarf: New York, c/o Shop at Home
  • sweater: Lands End, gift
  • top: Walmart, $5
  • jeans: Ross, $15?
  • shoes: thrifted, $5

TOTAL: $25

Fun fact: this was shot at 3200 ISO, f3.3, 1/125. I really love having a camera that can handle these truly dark & grey days.

Another Sewing Summit Outfit


I wore this ensemble the last day of Sewing Summit. It was super comfortable with a dash of dressy.

  • top: Forever 21, $15
  • cardigan: thrifted, $4
  • necklace: gift from Nikki with a couple extra charms from Vintage Oddity.
  • skirt: thrifted + refashioned, $4
  • shoes: Ross, $16

TOTAL: $39

Refashioned Summer Outfit


This is totally a spring/summer top, but I can’t help myself.

  • Top: thrifted & refashioned, $4
  • skirt: ModBod, c/o ModBod
  • shoes: Uptown Cheapskate, $30

TOTAL: $34

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