Monday, November 19, 2012
Men's Polo to Peplum Top Refashion
I've been reluctant to join the peplum top trend for a while now, mainly because I have a very long waist and peplums tend to be cut very strangely for my body. But I've been eyeing this tutorial at Cotton and Curls for a men's polo shirt to peplum top refashion for a while, and my husband had just recently gotten rid of a polo that didn't fit him. Bingo!
This polo also just happened to be that mint green color that is super trendy right now. Mint green is another trend I've been avoiding because it tends to make me look sickly. But I was willing to try it out because, well, free is free!
I started with this:
And this is the result:
This tutorial is very basic but pretty self explanatory, and I think it's a really cute refashion. The one thing I will say is that her husband is clearly MUCH smaller then mine! The polo she used in her refashion turned out to fit her almost exactly when finished, while mine required taking in four inches along each side. Granted, my hubby is 6 foot 6 inches, so it's possible the sheer size of his polo was the issue. Next time I will use either a T shirt or a smaller polo for sure! I could easily buy a size men's M at a thrift and refashion that.
And surprisingly, the color doesn't make me look like I have the flu! Bonus! I wore this to see Breaking Dawn II and it was cute and comfy for a girl's night out. I may try this again with a funky men's concert t-shirt, I think the juxtaposition of the tough and the girly would be really cute.