T-Shirt Upcycle to Peplum top!

Tshirt upcycle turned Peplum using Mamma Can Do It Relaxed Peplum PDF pattern

Hacking a T-shirt!

I frequently find designs that I LOVE, but end up putting them down because I feel like I’m wearing a boxy bag over my upper body. Upcycling is fun way to make something new and flattering!

Procrastination University…I could be a professor here. 😉


When I laid out the t-shirt I cut up both the sides to the armpit seams.

To remove the sleeves (it’s still hot here in the south!) I cut just inside the seam.

Using some knit scraps I created the half circle skirt that I got from this Relaxed Peplum PDF pattern (affiliate link) 

I also used the front and back bodice pieces to decide on where I needed to cut length from the t-shirt by opening it lengthwise at the shoulder seams and then folding in half. 

When upcycling you are limited to the fabric and shape you are starting with unless you want to color block. Pattern pieces won’t always be a perfect match, but you can get your general shape. 

I serged a skirt panel to the front and back bodice before I serged the side seams.  Shame on me, but I rarely hem things for myself so I was all done and put it on!

There is a site wide sale going on over at Mamma Can Do It until September 21! Everything is 25% off and no code is needed! Get to work on that fall wardrobe! 

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