Monday, May 6, 2013

Sew and Tell: Peplum Top T-Shirt Reconstruction

I have officially joined the peplum trend fashion craze with this new t-shirt reconstruction. 

It all started with these two t shirts. Every year, our wonderful aunt gives us a membership to the Bronx Zoo (and all the other outdoor parks connected to the membership). The membership comes with a free t shirt, well two, one for each boy. Each one is always the same size, medium, they usually do not have anything smaller than that. So, of course, my older one takes one and I take the other. I figure Dan will eventually grow into the older one's shirt. 
I had the green shirt for a while and worked well for contrast.

A medium lends itself well to this kind of peplum, princess seam reconstruction because the idea is to make it smaller. Since I am usually a small, this gives me enough room for seam allowance.

 Princess seams give such a nice contour and a peplum is perfect to accentuate the waist. Worn, with skinny jeans, it looks great!

 "Is that a polar bear I see over there?"lol. Practicing my ooh aahh stance for when I go to the zoo.

Can't wait to sport this shirt this summer when we go to the zoo. My hubby usually takes my older son to the Bronx Zoo, but with little Dan, the Central Park Zoo is better because it's smaller. I can see the entire zoo in one visit and feel very accomplished!

As always, I'm curious, what do you think?


  1. Love it!!! Very creative.

  2. I am so jealous! (My torso is a bit long to pull off the peplum trend.) Very cute, I love the green contrast.

  3. Loving it! Trés cute and green is always a go in my book!

  4. It's a cute top and looks great on you!

  5. Thank you so much ladies! I didn't know how a peplum or princess seams would hold up on t shirt material but I am very happy with the results!

  6. Amazing! Is there a particular tutorial you followed?