DIY Peasant Blouse

How it will look with string. 
How it will look with just elastic.

Supplies: Fabric of any type. I've used scarves and for this lace one it was a set of curtains.

 Create a rectangular tube from your choice of fabric. Mine measured 25 x 18in. for one side and a set for the sleeves which was 16 x 8 in. Be creative…I've used scarves, pillow cases, etc. This was a set of curtains. 
 Cut enough so the sleeve will fit into the bodice. 
 Pin and sew the sleeves right sides together….
 Sew the other side as well… and repeat for the other sleeve. 
 It will look like this...
fold over the top part, sleeves included. Iron or pin for it to stay in place when sewing. 
Sew a seam that will allow for the elastic or string to go through. Make sure to leave an inch gap open so you can put the elastic through. Because I used lace, I just put the elastic/string through one of the holes. 
With a safety pin, pull the elastic through…
Once done sew the elastic together

 and sew up the remainder opening…

Here are some other DIY projects I used from scarves:

Fringe poncho here

DIY Kaftan here


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  4. Laura I just made this as my first ever sewing machine project and it turned out really well. Thanks for a great tutorial.

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