It’s been a while since I’ve refashioned anything but I finally dove into my secret stash to make something new. I’ve been on a fabric-purchasing freeze for a while now. I’ve been trying to use up scraps and older cuts of fabric I’ve been hoarding. Every sewer has probably said this once or twice in their lifetime. Scroll to the bottom to watch the video!
Instagram is a crazy good resource for finding free pdf patterns. I came across this peplum top and decided to give it a go. I had never done a pdf pattern before so this was first. After you print and then cut it out you have to assemble it like puzzle. It is pretty cool how they are designed to fit a sheet of paper.
This peplum shirt pattern is from In the Folds for Peppermint Magazine. I love it and will be hacking it to make a few more in my future. A few projects lately have gotten me good at making my own bias tape and honestly that’s the most time consuming part of the pattern. The rest is smooth sailing!
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The fabric is vintage and a perfect yellow for summer. I think I found this tablecloth at a yard sale about 3 years ago. It’s a tad short for my dining room table so I threw it in my refashion stash. I unpicked the whole perimeter of the tablecloth to salvage the fun tassle trim for a future project.
After de-tassling the cloth, it was basically like sewing with regular fabric. It had a few hems on it I avoided when cutting out the Peppermint Pattern. Then I followed the instructions the pattern came with.
Last I sewed on my new custom fabric labels. This is the first item to get one of the tags and I just love it. It looks so official and professional. It’s a good thing its blazing hot outside because I will be wearing this tank the rest of summer.
Here’s the video! Do you have a vintage linens you could turn into something more functional? I love all things vintage and this project was such a good way to recycle a tablecloth.