Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tuesday's Tute: Peasant Blouse Re-make

The result

The beginning
 In my quest to create more clothing for Curly, I found this peasant for $1.50 at Goodwill.  It was an adult XL.  The fabric is a pretty lavender with dainty flowers, a ruffled "skirt", a nice little button down front, and finished neckline. All were wonderful elements worth keeping.  It even still had the tags on it.  I almost kept it for myself, but she needed clothes more than I do.  This week's tutorial is the path from XL peasant to little girl peasant, while keeping all of those pretty little details.

Peasant pattern You can get one here.
Too big peasant top
Machine/Sewing Supplies

 1. Deconstruct the original peasant at the sleeve seams, and, in our case, the ruffle. (We needed to adjust the original length at the ruffle/bodice attachment seam.)
2. (Sorry I forgot to take this picture.) Lay your peasant pattern pieces on top of the deconstructed pieces.  This top has a finished neckline (already gathered in the peasant style).  Therefore, I didn't cut my patter to fit at the neckline.  I used my peasant pattern for length and arm-cycle, ignoring the neckline edge.

3. Stitch the ruffle to the bodice.

4. Stitch the sleeves and side seams as your pattern directs.  Hem the top and sleeves as necessary.

We love finding items that with a little bit of time make something new and really cute!
Happy Sewing!

1 comment:

  1. I might have to try this with some of my old shirts as I lose weight. What a great way to recycle!


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