Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Peplum Challenge

Week three of Refashion Runway challenged us to make something with a peplum.  I have to admit that I haven't been all that enthusiastic about peplums, but a challenge is a challenge!  As I was looking through the possibilities that I had in my stash, I figured this would be the perfect time to use some of the vintage lace I salvaged from a petticoat.  And, lucky me, I had a denim shirt in my stash that already fit pretty good.  So, if you're interested in the details, there are lots of pictures to follow!

  

This is what I started with—a pile of lace, a men's shirt, and a women's blouse.


And here's how it was done....









Use the pattern of the front and back bodice to cut your lining from the men's shirt.


Sew the shoulder and side seams of the lining.  Press seams open.  Place the same size darts in the front and back as you did with the denim.

I had a wide, flat piece of lace I wanted to use for the collar.  But it needed a little help (darts) in order to have it work.












Fold cuffs cut from lining, right sides together, and stitch side seams.  Press seams open.





Enjoy your new jacket with lace peplum and lining.


Wear it belted...


..or open for a casual look.




Thanks for visiting!  Be sure to check out all of the great refashions at the Renegade Seamstress and vote for your favorite!  (Update:  Voting is over for this challenge.)







28 comments:

  1. I love it. Great idea using the pocket on the plaid shirt as an inside pocket for the jacket!

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    1. Thanks Lynn! I could have removed the pocket, but then thought, "Why not take advantage of it?!"

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  2. Very cute! Love the lining and lace :)

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  3. Beautiful refashion and very clear, detailed instructions; thank you for sharing them. I love to see how things are done by those who are more experienced than I am.

    Your photo shoot was at such a lovely location, and your necklace is awesome. Lovely work!

    - Jo H. (my name at the Renegade Seamstress blog)

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    1. Thanks for your very thoughtful comment, its always nice to hear how others view your work. I think all of us, no matter how experienced, enjoy seeing how something is made. I think seeing the process also helps to appreciate the effort that went into a project. The whole group of ladies worked hard and did an awesome job! BTW, the photo shoot took place at an historic train depot near my house. And, we fortunately had a short break from the Oregon rain!

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  4. The photo shoot location was amazing and I don't know why you ever hesitated to wear a peplum top. It looks so cute on you. Thanks for the great tutorial. If I lose my last 10 lbs I will attempt one for myself. I may just have the perfect vintage lace. Such a fun idea for the peplum challenge. I'm going to go vote right now. I hope you win because I love seeing your fabulous designs and learning from your detailed tutorials! Keep up the great work!

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    1. Thanks for the sweet compliments! I have my husband to thank for the photo shoot. I've had the vintage lace in my stash for a while and was excited to finally use it. Good luck on yours, I'm sure it will look great on you and that you'll love it!

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  5. It is absolutely gorgeous. I love the instructions as I could not figure when the man's shirt went!! But it is wonderful

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    1. Thanks! I probably could have just used a facing around the edges, but I thought it would be nice line it. Plus, I really liked the plaid with the denim.

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  6. I love your style and this certainly looks so good on you. Congratulations!

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  7. The lace peplum came out so sweet! And I love the train station photo shoot!

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    1. Thanks, Carissa! You did a fabulous job on your denim dress. I'm impressed!

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  8. This is such a lovely jacket- the lace peplum is so pretty! And I adore your after-shots! A train station is so perfect, and you look wonderful!

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    1. Thanks, Desarae! Your coral jacket was awesome! Was it your brother taking the pictures? He did a great job!

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  9. This jacket is so cute, Susan. I love the photo shoot.

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    1. Thanks, Trish! Your photos are always so lovely, especially with beautiful Hawaii as a backdrop!

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  10. Hi Susan! I'm IN LOVE!!!!!! <3 I love the jacket, the lace, the train station! Everything!!! So sweeeeettttt!!! Voted on you, but I gotta say that I also voted on Carissa, too! :D Kisses from Portugal!

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    1. Thanks, Helena, for your enthusiasm and your vote!! Carissa's was an awesome refashion!

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  11. Your jacket is so adorable and the tutorial that you made demonstrating the process of its construction is wonderful! It demonstrates just how much thought and work went into your creation. I'm enjoying following your blog and looking forward to seeing more of your fashions.

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    1. Thank you! Sometimes I get so involved in the process that I forget to take pictures! Hopefully, people get the general idea!

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  12. Denim and lace is such a great combination... have always loved it, but I have never seen it done as a peplum top. Your jacket is just gorgeous, Susan. Using the wide lace as a collar just works so well. And the photo shoot... BRILLIANT!!!

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    1. Thanks, Pam! I wasn't too sure about peplum, until I looked through my stash and pulled out the denim top and wide lace. That's when it all clicked. I have my husband to thank for the photo shoot. He's a good sport when it comes to all of this!

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    2. Featured today, Susan...
      http://www.threadingmyway.com/2013/10/threading-your-way-features_19.html

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  13. Love your jacket! And the photo shoot! I am so envious of the train station! Great job!

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  14. I love what you have been doing lately. You do such great refashions. I also really like that you have been showing how you achieve the results. I would often not bother to read many of your earlier posts as it just showed the results and didn't explain or show any of the process. Thanks for taking the extra time to show the process and further inspire others to have a go.

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  15. GREAT Idea, Fantastic craftwomanship
    i have learned from this and maybe you helped me do something with a shirt that needs changing !!
    mirjam

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  16. WoW....I was out of town so I'm just seeing this challenge item; it sure turned out cute. Guess I will have to look and see what I have to make one with. I'm not really into peplums either, but, you do make it very appealing. I have lots of lace that I would love to use... now you've got me to thinking.

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate the feedback and always look forward to reading what you have to say! Susan

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