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DIY: The Off-Shoulder Top

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Pretty much, the off-the shoulder top trend is all around. A trend that has been, is and would stick around for a while. I made mine off an excess fabric I had and pulled this outfit in no time with just ‘a needle and a thread’. You can pull make an off-shoulder top if you feel you want to go with the trend in this simple DIY tips.

You’ll need:

  • A pair of scissors
  • A needle
  • A thread
  • Elastic band
  • Safety pin
  • An African fabric

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How to:

1. Cut two equal fabric measured from your should to your waist for the top.

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2. Cut two smaller equal rectangles for the sleeves.

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3. Fold the two rectangular fabric for the sleeves into halves.

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4. Align the open sides of the sleeves with the seams of your top.

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5. With you threaded needle, sew the sleeves together with the sides of the front and back together.

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6. Once you’re done sewing, fold the top of your garment using the elastic band as a guide.

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7. Iron the top of the garment you folded. This allows you to sew evenly.

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8. Sew along the bottom of  the folded section to create a fabric loop leaving room between the start and finish.

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9. Take safety pin and attach it to the elastic.

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10. Thread it thought until the elastic appears at the other end.

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11. Sew the elastic together.

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12. Adjust the fabric.

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VIOLA!!!

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4 Comments

  1. […] with tassel accessories this season – tassel earrings paired with a simple white tee or a bare neck, the ruffled and long strands can create a good look. I love the way this element brings movement […]

  2. […] and bare shoulder lately is really overwhelming, so I decided to pair my two favourites – off-the-shoulder top and ankara skater skirt together. I wore this ankara skater skirt with the bralet that I made […]

  3. This is gorgeous. I’ve also recently started learning how to sew.

    1. Way to go! Thanks Whitney.

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