Peplum Tank Sewing Tutorial Using a Shirt as a Pattern

Have you ever wondered how I make so many clothing items from scratch without a pattern? Well, sometimes I don’t! Though I don’t buy traditional patterns, I do use clothing I already own to create patterns for new clothing items.

In this case, I put together a quick and easy peplum tank top that’s perfect for the summer using a jersey knit from Fabric Wholesale Direct using a tank top I already owned as a pattern. By turning the tank top inside out, you can see where all of the seams are, which can help you to understand how it was constructed. By tracing around the neck and arm holes, and then adding a little extra length in the body to account for darts, this shirt will come together in no time!

Check out the full sewing tutorial on Fabric Wholesale Direct and learn how to use clothing you already own to make a pattern!

Thank you to Fabric Wholesale Direct for sponsoring this blog post. All designs, photos, and opinions are my own.

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8 thoughts on “Peplum Tank Sewing Tutorial Using a Shirt as a Pattern

    1. You should try it out! I really feel that until you practice and try you never know! I have to say I made many things that turned out horribly until something was great, sewing can be tricky but so rewarding!

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  1. Really nice Julia, I made a circle skirt of recent and am really happy that am getting to sew well, but one of the problem is understanding pattern.

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