Okay, so every time I go into Goodwill and browse through the ladies clothing I always, always, see a long flared hem skirt… and most of the time jean (gaggggg). I personally, would never wear a long flared hem skirt, so I’ve always pondered… what on earth could someone possibly do with it?
Well, with the Spring Fashion bringing in Peplum Skirts, now is the time to go find that long flared hem skirt at Goodwill. Why? Because of this great DIY project, brought to you by A Pair and a Spare blog!
DIY PEPLUM SKIRT
What you need:
- - A flared hem skirt from Goodwill
- - Scissors
- - needle and thread or sewing machine and thread
- - Pins
- First remove the flared part of the skirt using scissors.
- Cut the flared section into two panels to go on the sides of your skirt. Do this by putting the flared section on around your waist and working out how much fabric to remove to have the peplums sitting on the sides with about a 10cm gap in the middle.
- Hem the edges of the peplum pieces
- Pin the peplum pieces to the skirt.
- Sew the peplum pieces onto the skirt.
- Hem the skirt.
Then wear! Who would have thought you could make something adorable from a long flared hem skirt!!!
AND of course, I have a spin on this….make the Peplum Detachable! Because let’s face it being versatile is much better and creates more outfits!
How to create a Detachable Peplum skirt:
Complete step 1-3 ( but don’t forget to hem the skirt) of the DIY Peplum Skirt tutorial then:
- Cut off a 4 inch wide piece of fabric from the bottom of the skirt. Cut off the two ends, now you should have two 4 in wide pieces of fabric.
- Sew together the two pieces, sewing only the bottom and the top of the pieces….basically creating a tube from the fabric.
- Measure around the top of the skirt. Cut the tube down to size to fit the skirt.
- Sew one end of the tube closed. Turn the tube inside out, like you do with tights to get the hem on the inside!
- Sew the other end of the tube closed. Create a button-hole to one end and sew on a button to the other.
- Put the tube on with the button in the back and centered. Pin the two peplum panels on each side of your hips meeting in the center with 10cm in between.
- Take off the tube and sew on the peplum panels.
- Done, detachable peplum skirt!
Andddddd you don’t have to wait for spring to wear, simply pair with black tights. Perfect!