Off the shoulder blouse

Today I would love to share with you a little bit of spring style. Style Maker Fabrics invited me to join their “spring canvas blog tour”. The challenge was to sew something trendy using one of their spring fabrics. My inspiration was ‘Show Me Some Shoulder blouse by Free People’. One of the biggest fashion trend of spring this year is off the shoulder cotton blouses. They are so easy and comfortable to wear due to their oversize style. Just add jeans and you are ready. I have got a lot of sewing patterns but nothing like my Pinterest board so I drafted my blouse based on my inspirations images below.Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 14.49.18

Fabric:Cotton poplin shirting*. The fabric drape and weight were just perfect for the design. Luckily I have some left fabric which I plan to sew the Quinn shirt and play with some stamping. The only thing it’s that the fabric creases easily. I drove to my location shoot and the blouse looked unpressed. Styling wise I didn’t like how I styled my jewellery when I saw the pictures. I will probably wear this blouse without any necklaces. As I didn’t like how unpressed the blouse looked and my styling I took a few pictures at home (sadly most of them my face was out of focus) hence the third time taking this pictures of this project I have a major bitch resting face + no make look. Looking at my 3 latest projects they all have something in common: I sewn white fabric. I am adding a nice balance to my very print- oriented wardrobe. offtheshoulderblousespringofftheshoulderblousespring25For the sleeve ties I used a really easy method called “Rolled-Hem” sleeve placket. The cuff is sewn from one end of the placket to the opposite end, and when the cuffs are tied, the sleeve creates a pleat. To do that you just need to snip an opening, fold the seam allowance to the wrong side and machine stitching it down.  To finish just sew the modified cuffs as normally. I encourage you to turn any patterns into tied cuffs if you like this detail.

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  • Very cute, I love the tied sleeve cuffs!

  • those cuffs are so cute. looks great on you

  • Laura Casey

    The tied cuff is way cute….don’t be so hard on yourself…..a perfect make and shoot.

  • AMEI, e irei fazer uma blusa parecida em breve!!
    xoxo, Tany

  • Love this top and the off shoulder look.

  • Laura Casey

    Your top, well it’s not for me….but it looks so well made and the fabiic must be as soft as butter! You have great style, and applaud your make….keep stitch’n.

    • Hi Laura, thank you so much for appreciating my work even if it’s not something to your taste. That’s why sewing blogs are so fun because we all aspire to improve out craftsmanship independent of personal aesthetics

  • Lola Lass

    Love this look! You look great, as usual. I bought the version of this shirt from Hot Patterns, but glad to have this as a back up!

  • I love the sleeves!!!