November 16th, 2012


DIY: Feather Peplum Top

I was thrilled when Otte (one of my favorite boutiques in NYC) asked me to collaborate on a little DIY.  We decided to spruce up one of their classic T Tops, embellishing it  for holiday.  The peplum trend is so hot right now so I thought… why not make a feather peplum!?  One of the best things about this project is that peplums can be hard to wear if the peplum doesn’t hit you properly.  I personally have a long torso so tend to look silly in peplum tops as the peplum hits too high on me.  When you make your own, you get to decide where the peplum goes… ensuring that you get the most flattering results possible.

P.S.  Otte is giving all S&S readers a little discount when you purchase the ballet pink T Top!  Just use code SS25.  Ends 12/31/12

Materials/Where to Buy:  Otte T Top // Approx 3.5 yards ostrich feather trim // Jewel It Glue

Embellishment (huge selection here) // Needle & Thread

Voila… you are done!  (Pretty easy, no?)

Top & Bottom shots by  Lydia Hudgens, all other photos by me.

30 Responses to DIY: Feather Peplum Top

  1. Marie-Eve @aprettynest November 16, 2012 at 6:54 am #

    Amazing DIY project ! I had some feather trim to DIY a skirt, but I might do this instead ! I’m definitely inspired !
    My Blog – A Pretty Nest

  2. Andrea November 16, 2012 at 7:16 am #

    This top is so pretty! I can’t believe it’s a DIY! You could sell this one for quite some money! :)
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  3. Chelsea November 16, 2012 at 8:36 am #

    I love this DIY. I might have to apply it to a skirt situation soon! I love a good ostrich feather!

    Haute Child in the City

  4. Liz Schneider November 16, 2012 at 9:02 am #

    Grace your DIY’s keep getting better and better, love this idea!

  5. cait & val November 16, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    LOVE this diy project!!! perfect to do to an old top; spruce it up and ready to hit the holiday party circuit!!!

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

  6. Alyssa November 16, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    So gorgeous, Grace! I feel like this would be perfect with a bright sequined skirt for a holiday party. I swear, your DIY’s are amazing!

    The Glossy Life

  7. Alison November 16, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    This is fabulous! So festive for a holiday party.


  8. Alicia November 16, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    You look adorable! The top turned out SO well!!! xx

  9. Hitha November 16, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    This is brilliant! I’m definitely going to have to try it out soon.

  10. ashley - a {little} dash of ash November 16, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    Oh my gosh, Grace, I love this!

  11. Kristin November 16, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    I’m in awe…Can I just pay you to make me one? Ha!

  12. Femke November 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    This is a nice idea! I don’t have a sewing machine, so I can still make this, great :)

    xoxo, Femke
    By Button

  13. alyson November 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    This is absolutely one of my favorite posts of yours. not sure I can do it as well, however it’s just so beautiful.

  14. Nelya November 16, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    It’s so get and girly. I love it. xNel

  15. Laura November 16, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

    This is such a good idea and it turned out gorgeous! :)

  16. Emily November 16, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    What a great DIY idea! Turned out stunning.

  17. Bettina November 17, 2012 at 12:52 am #

    I LOVE this one! You had me at feather!

  18. Sherin November 17, 2012 at 4:48 am #

    You did an incredible job on the top. Featured peplum is a great look. Love how it came out.

  19. Yelle November 17, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    This is so great! I can see this as the perfect shirt for new years!

  20. Smash November 17, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    LOVE Otte! Such a cute DIY, and I love your new picture on the homepage! You look so pretty! xo

  21. maneet November 18, 2012 at 2:34 am #

    Hi Grace,

    I am in the market for a new watch and my eyes always stop at yours. Can you please let me know the details about it?


    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood November 19, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

      Hi Maneet, Thank you so much. Mine is a Rolex.. sorry, know that’s expensive! I think Michael Kors has a similar version.

      • maneet November 19, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

        It is supposed to be Birthday gift, and I was looking at Longines and Tag Heuer. I will take a look at Rolex too! Thanks for your reply! :)

  22. Stephanie November 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    Hi Grace, the link to the embellishment selection doesn’t seems to be matched up. Would you mind redirecting it? This project is stunning and I look forward to recreating this over the holidays!


    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood November 19, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

      Oh my goodness, so sorry about that! I just adjusted the post.

      • Stephanie November 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

        Thank you for editing so quickly! Your recommendations are too lovely!

  23. cathy November 20, 2012 at 11:10 pm #

    Sooo unique, ive never seen something like this before!
    Win a Gold Peter Pan Collar Necklace here!
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  24. Mary Kathleen November 22, 2012 at 5:31 am #

    Wow, Grace, this is beautiful! Scanning through my wardrobe right now (in my mind), imagining which lucky item(s) to be-feather!

  25. Jordan - Queen of LA November 28, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    this is stunning! i love how girly it is!


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