Sunday, 17 July 2016

Off the shoulder top

I thought I'd jump on the cold shoulder top bandwagon; after all it is summer! Even if it doesnt feel like it.
This is style #104 from burdastyle 02/2014. It had caught my eye at the time and has a nice retro feel.
I made the size 38, but feel it's a bit big. I'm loathed to go down a size as it might be too tight acorss the arms.
I do like the drafting and its not low enough to be revealing, it feels secure and modest,  but also shows enough shoulder to be on trend.

I have some red spotty fabric to make another version. This black cotton has a tendency to crease rather a lot and it would be better in a fabric that has body, but does not crease. A stable knit or scuba fabric might work well with added bonus that it would not need a zipper.

The pattern could easily be adapted to include a ruffle at the neckline. I might try this with my next version.

I think this is going to get a lot of wear over the summer. I've worn it here with a full skirt (refashioned) but it would also look great with capris or skinny jeans. how would you wear it, and what would you do to improve the fit?


  1. Oh wow! I can't believe that you sewed the top, it is so pretty! I really want to start sewing but right now I am going to stick to knitting for now.

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  2. I love the shape of it and you're right it'd go equally well with capri pants and jeans too. Looking forward to seeing your variations on a theme! Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo x

  3. Looks lovely - I've always liked off the shoulder tops. Impressed you made it! #PoCoLo


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