Thanksgiving Peplum with Bell Sleeves

I love the holidays because it always gives me inspiration for some refashions! I purchased this pumpkin turtleneck back in the summer in preparation for Thanksgiving!  This shirt has been burning a hole in my re-fashioners pocket!

DSCN1396I love this simple pumpkin pattern!

DSCN1397My idea was to add the pumpkin turtleneck and this shirt together. Then I thought about a peplum shirt, how cute would that be?!

DSCN1398I marked where my bellybutton was, which is where I wanted to start the peplum part of this top.

DSCN1399I cut the pumpkin turtleneck just under the armpits.

DSCN1400I placed the scrap of the gray shirt on top of the pumpkin shirt so I could measure the length. Then I trimmed thee pumpkin shirt to size.

DSCN1401I pinned the pumpkin fabric to the top of the gray shirt.

DSCN1402Once the body of the shirt was done, it was time for the sleeves. I was playing around with adding part of the pumpkin sleeves to the gray shirt. During my trial and error process I came upon the idea to make them bell sleeves!

DSCN1403I cut the bottom section of the pumpkin sleeves. Then cut the same length off of the gray shirt sleeves.


I pinned the original hem of the pumpkin sleeves to the bottom of the newly cut gray sleeves. I folded under the bottom of the pumpkin material to make a new hem for the sleeves.

IMG_0510Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Happy Refashioning!!!


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