How to Make a Peplum by Kristina

Thursday, March 07, 2013
Peplums are a huge trend right now, so I though it high time to show you how to smarten up your act by creating an on-trend peplum blouse using only a cropped top and half a yard of fabric. You can match the colors as I did for this project or make the peplum a different color entirely. That would work really well using black and white. The main thing is that your peplum length flare gently over the hips -- it shouldn't be any longer than six inches. So, update a cropped top with a flattering peplum to create a fashion piece that will glam up the most hectic of mornings. 


  1. Such a great idea!
    I love the colors of your outfit, too. SO pretty!

  2. Great tutorial, thank you for sharing!

    The last picture looks very sophisticated. :)

    Have a nice evening!

  3. Mary Claire CookMarch 7, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    so cool thanks for the tip!

  4. That's cool! I never thought of trying to make one!

    xo Jennifer

  5. This is such a great idea! And so simple too.

  6. This is super badass. God do I need a sewing machine.

  7. You know what? I reckon you could even take this a step further, & sew the peplum as removeable piece- to wear over a normal-length top!

    Or maybe even elongate the peplum to become a detachable 'skirt' (in the same material as the top), so that the top can even work as a dress on days that require more hip/ thigh coverage?

    Ooooh, soo many ideas! =D

  8. Kathleen HeffnerMarch 7, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    I love the pumps! I'm always afraid to wear pumps that pop with color. besides the fact that i don't have any!

  9. Super cute and creative! :)

    Maggie A.

  10. How do you find fabric to match the top?