Old Clothing Gets a Second Life
After: Dressy TopIf you want to create a formal peplum top, like the one here, the original piece must have a fitted bodice and flare at the hips. The tailor can cut the skirt at midhip and discard any lining to make the top a little lighter, suggests Jacqui Bennett, a tailor based in New York City.
Cost: $45 to $80.
Next: Before: Boxy Pantsuit
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