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.
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.
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