Create a DIY short sleeve peplum top by following this Chalk and Notch Fringe Blouse hack! Read more for photos and a how-to for hacking this pattern.
Today I’m sharing a short little sewing pattern hack using the Chalk and Notch Fringe Blouse sewing pattern! I’ve made the Chalk and Notch Fringe pattern MANY times. I’ve made the blouse, dress, and Kids Mini Fringe Blouse.
I was inspired to hack this top because I rarely found myself wearing the Chalk and Notch Fringe Dress I previously made. One reason is that I ended up making a lot of mistakes that I just couldn’t get over. Secondly, I thought it was a good idea to sew a dress in white and it ended up being very see through.
I decided to re-fashion it into another Fringe blouse because I didn’t want the dress to go to waste. I found that I had enough fabric from the skirt and leftovers from before to cut out additional bodice pieces. However, I didn’t have enough to cut out the full skirt, so I hacked my Fringe blouse into a peplum top!
How to Hack the Chalk and Notch Fringe Blouse to a Peplum Top
To hack the Fringe Blouse into a peplum top, the only adjustment you’ll need to make is to shorten pattern piece #3 (Skirt).
I shortened the skirt piece to create a 4 inch ruffle, but you can make it as long or as short as you’d like! Measure from the waistline and create a cut line that follows the waist curve. Add 1 inch to your length measurement to account for seam allowance at the waist and hem.
Follow the pattern instructions as you would for the skirt, and that’s it! The only change is the length of the skirt piece and shape of the hem line.
I hope you enjoy this quick little hack for the Chalk and Notch Fringe Blouse! I’d love to see how yours turned out if you decide to make it, so let me know on Instagram how it went!