Sunday, 29 July 2012

DIY Detachable Peplum

Step 1: You will need material of your choice, fabric scissors, white pencil or chalk, pins, measuring tape, elastic, and a sewing machine. 
Step 2: Measure your hips and divide by 2. Measure this onto your material in a straight line. Draw a 1.5cm rectangle under the line (when this is folder over it will become a tunnel in which you thread the elastic through). From the bottom right and left edge of the rectangle draw out the shape of your peplum, remember this will either be the front or back. I drew my lines 30 degrees from the top and drew a curve around the bottom.When you are happy with the shape add 1.5cm seam allowance around the left, right, and bottom edges. 
Step 3: Cut out the shape. 
Step 4: Fold the shape you have just cut out in half. Fold your remaining material in half too and place your cut out shape on top of your remaining material so both folded edges are on top of each other. This will make the second shape identical to the first. Pin it together and cut out.
Step 5: Now you will have 2 identical pieces of material.

Step 6: Pin your hem at the bottom edge and sew on a sewing machine. 
Step 7: With right sides together pin the two sides of the material pieces together, leave the top open.
Step 8: Sew together on a sewing machine. Make sure you leave the elastic tunnel open, so don't sew all the way to the top. You will then have the shape of your peplum.
Step 9: Still with the right sides together fold down the rectangle at the top of the peplum to make a tunnel going all the way around. Make sure you leave two ends open to thread the elastic through. Pin in place and sew on a machine. 
Step 10: Attach a safety pin to the end of your elastic and thread through the tunnel. Rearrange the material along the elastic until you are happy with the shape then tie together or sew in place. 

Now add onto dresses, tops and skirts to always stay on trend! 
Hope yours works as well as mine did!
Love Kendall 


  1. Such a great idea! Now just to find someone who can make this for me ;)

    xo, Scarlett
    The Trendy Chick

  2. This is such a clever idea, it would look so well finished with just a simple belt over it.
    Love your DIY posts!

    1. Completely agree! Thanks very much, that is such a kind thing to say :) xx

  3. This is such a great idea! And congratulations on being nominated for a Cosmo blog award, I'll be voting.


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