Mum turned peplum dress! Amazing, simple DIY -
Happy Tuesday, Freebs! If you saw on Instagram, we hopped in the car and headed to Arizona this week for a last-minute trip to visit family. Since I'm spending so much time soaking up sun at the pool, I asked my friend Sarah Tyao to show us an INCREDIBLE, simple DIY transformation. She's sharing a DIY peplum dress she made from a thrift store mumu! No joke. Seriously mind-blowing. It has inspired me to keep my eye peeled for large, potential-ridden clothes at yard sales and thrift stores that I would normally pass by.
Anyway, check it out for yourself. Take it away Sarah!
Hello Freebs!  I heard Jordan speak at a conference a few months ago and had a woman crush on her since (she is just so fun, real and sweet) and we've recently bonded over deep, meaningful conversations while watching The Bachelor together, so I am so excited to be here today!  I write over at Our Life is Beautiful, a blog about sewing & the highs and the lows of motherhood.  Let's get right to my post, shall we?

I got this dress at a thrift store for $4.  I liked the color and knew it had potential.

thrift store mumu turned gorgeous peplum dress!
I tend to go through “obsessions” with clothes, like two years ago, it was ruffles.  Starting last year, it's been peplum.  I already own 9 items of peplum clothing but it's just not enough!  So I had to make this into a peplum dress.
My favorite part?  I made the peplum detachable so I can wear it two ways:


  • bigger/longer dress
  • hook & eye closure
  • matching thread
  • scissors
  • a sewing machine/needle & thread
Estimated time: 1.5-2 hrs.
Budget: $4
Skill level: intermediate



*with the peplum design, I used a pattern similar to this one, except I didn't round the edges of the fabric. Check online to see how to make a peplum skirt, videos such as this one and tutorials such as this one could really help.


Photographs by Jessica Peterson.
Thank you so much for having me Jordan and thank you everyone for taking the time to read this post!  If you'd like to see more of my DIY projects like this neon polka dot dress refashion, head on over to my blog, I would love to have you!
Thanks for stopping by and giving us some inspiration, Sarah!