DIY Upcycled Peplum-to-Crop Top
I got a bit excited when peplum became popular about a year ago. I thought it was super flattering and I bought a couple tops in the style. But after a while I got a bit tired of the trend. I think it looks great on a vintage dress or even carefully draped on a show-stopping romper, but for my everyday wardrobe it just seemed a bit outdated. I am, however, really into the crop top trend that has taken over. I wear mostly high-waisted bottoms, so I don’t want to cover them up with a ruffle of fabric. The solution? Chopping and hemming your peplums to match this season’s cropped trends.
To turn a peplum into a crop top, all you really need is good scissors, a sewing machine, pins, and patience. Cut off the peplum either right where it starts at the waist or a little higher, depending on how short you want your crop top to be. In general, the top will end up being about 1.5 inches shorter than the length you first cut it. Once you cut off the ruffle, turn the shirt inside out. Carefully fold the just-cut unfinished edge so that the unfinished part is tucked it. Pin it down and sew it in a line, careful that any details like stripes or patterns stay straight. Remove the pins once you’re done sewing, turn it back rightside out, and you’ve got yourself a new crop top!
Pair it with your favorite high waisted shorts and a temporary ice cream tattoo, if you so please.
How could I give up a top with these great bows?
Crop tops for everyone!