Spring has me wanting to show a little bit more skin and there’s no better way than to hop onto that off-the-shoulder trend. This top is super easy to make, in fact if you have all the materials on hand, you will have a new top to wear out tonight by the time you’re done reading this post!
I love the white because it just pairs beautifully with everything and after a very dreary winter I’m ready to shed the black and grey layers to make way for lighter and brighter items in my closet. I made this one slightly cropped so it sits perfectly with high waisted shorts and jeans. I’ve made sure that the sleeves aren’t restrictive because a lot of off the shoulder tops tend to render your arms useless; but with this one, full mobility is enabled and your top won’t shift around!
TIME | 30 mins
COST | $ (super inexpensive, in fact I already had all my materials from previous projects so it was essentially free)
DIFFICULTY | Super Easy!
What you’ll need:
- Knit jersey of choice ( I used a ribbed white knit fabric)
- Elastic 1″ in width, length to fit comfortably around your bust area
- Sewing machine or needle and thread (or even a serger if you’re fancy!)
- Cut a rectangle of fabric that will fit around your torso and pick a length for your top. My materials came in a tube so the dimensions of the cut piece was 12″ x 14″, if yours isn’t in a tube than it would be 24″ x 14″ if you use my body measurements. (Remember to allow for seam allowance)
- Cut two pieces for the sleeves, I used rectangles that measured 7″ x 9″. (Remember to allow for seam allowance)
- Sew the elastic into the main body piece by folding material over the elastic and stitching it down with a zig-zag stitch
- Hem the bottom of the main body piece by folding over half and inch and stitching it down with a zig-zag stitch
- Sew the arm rectangle pieces into tubes.
- Hem the top part of the arm rectangle to have the same spacing as if it had elastic in it, this will line up with the main body piece later
- Hem the bottom portion of the arm tube by folding over half and inch and stitching it down with a zig-zag stitch
- Stitch the arm pieces to the main body piece when the seams facing the inside.