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Off-the-shoulder top

Following my post on Shop the Trend : Off-the-shoulder tops (here), I thought it might be useful to do a tutorial on how to transform a shirt into said top. This is very easy and quick to do and all you need is an old shirt, elastic, pins, scissors and a sewing machine.

off-the-shoulder top

 

  1. First, draw a line from shoulder to shoulder on the shirt and cut along the line.

off-the-shoulder top

 

off-the-shoulder top

 

  1. Then, turn the seam inwards about 1,5 cm (or twice the width of your elastic) and sew close to the hem. Leave a little gap to insert to elastic.

off-the-shoulder top

Off-the-shoulder top

 

  1. Insert the elastic. To help, you can use chopsticks or a safety pin.

off-the-shoulder top

 

  1. Sew the two ends of the elastics together.

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  1. Close the gap.

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  1. Mark the top at the desired length.

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  1. You can either cut the fabric using pinking shears or cut the fabric and then create a small hem.

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Voilà!

18 responses to “Off-the-shoulder top”

  1. Great tutorial – so easy to follow:)
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

  2. This is such a pretty look – I’m never really brave enough to customise my own clothes, but I’d be happy to give this a go, it seems like it could be easy enough!

    Sammy xo.

    http://www.littlefickle.com

  3. Lili says:

    This is such a great idea! Perfect tutorial!
    ~Lili
    http://www.thefashionsalt.com

  4. Siffat Haider says:

    What a great DIY idea!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

  5. I really love this! I am addicted to off-the-shoulder tops!

  6. yuka says:

    such a good diy! what a genius way to transform an old top to a new style!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

  7. Sarah says:

    This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing, will definitely be trying it :)

    Pop over to my blog!

    Sarah

    sarahinks.co.uk

  8. Isabelle says:

    Fantastic website. Plenty of helpful information here.
    I am sending it to several buddies ans additionally sharing
    in delicious. And obviously, thanks in your sweat!

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