Peplum tank tutorial with Kim // Oh Sweet Joy

Hey, Hey Wild  & Precious readers! I'm Kim and I blog over at Oh, Sweet Joy!  I'm a handmade shop owner, a new mom, a wife of a Church Planter and a Dr. Pepper addict living in Colorful Colorado. While Blair is on "maternity leave" I'm happy to fill in for a day! If you like what you see today, come say "hi!"  I'd love to meet you.

Peplum is a repeat trend that I'm all about. It's feminine with a hint of retro, a bit flirtatious & sassy, and downright fun.

Cute, right? Today I'll teach you how to make a subtle peplum tank out of a large t-shirt. 

Here's what you'll need:
Elastic Thread
Bobbins (2)

Got it? Let's sew!
1. Cut off the bottom of your tee. I wanted mine to be a drop waist, so I tried it on and cut where I wanted it to hit. 
2. Using a tank top that fits you well, trace that shape onto your tee's top portion and cut out. 
3. Sew up the sides of the tank. I got fancy and did french seams. Once in a lifetime occurrence.

1. Wind up your elastic thread onto a bobbin and install into your machine as usual. 
2. Using your machine's widest stitch, sew around the top of your circular piece.
3. Keeping your tank portion right side out, turn your circular (now gathered) piece upside down AND inside out.  ((this photo doesn't really show that. sorry!))
4. Line up the raw edges and pin at the side seams and in the middle of each side. 
5. Stitch, just below the elastic thread so it doesn't show. 

Turn right side out and voila! Pair with your favorite scarf  or statement necklace and you're good to go. Lookin' good, lady.

use bias tape or a rolled hem foot to finish the raw edges of your tank. make a tee instead of a tank. do pleats instead of a ruffle for a "fuller" peplum. color block and use a different fabric for the bottom.



  1. Awww...I (briefly) met Kim at Influence Conference and loved her! While I don't have the body type to pull this off (I don't think) Kim- you really rock it! :)


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