DIY - Peplum Jacket Refashion

My love of sewing comes from getting an idea in my head and being able to make it a reality. I am by no means a professional seamstress, however I always find a way to make my clothes fit better. I refashioned this jacket because it was too big and boxy. I created a waistline using a peplum in the back. 
Now it fits like a glove :-)

1 - First I cut open the lining of the jacket. I went through the center seam. 

2 - I then pinned a 1 1/2" wide strip of black elastic to the back of my jacket (side seam to side seam). I folded each end under then pinned the center. I tried on my jacket to make sure it was positioned where I wanted it.

3 - I sewed as close to the edge of the elastic as I could, and continued all the way around. 

4 -  When sewing the elastic vertically, stretch the elastic with two hands flat against the jacket to make the peplum lay correctly. (This photo shows what it will look like when it is not stretched).

5 - Take your time and make sure that the inside lining of the jacket is out of the way. You want to attach the elastic to the jacket, not the lining. I sewed a few inches at a time and kept looking and feeling underneath.

 If the lining accidentally gets in the way, carefully use a
 seam-ripper to cut the stitches out and re-sew the elastic. Yup, it happened to me :-)

6 - I then repaired the inside lining of my jacket. I tucked in the edges and sewed it with a straight stitch.

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