Inspired by the J’adior runway shoulders, the far set straps are popular with a nod to the 90s and help accentuate the decolletage; I wanted to create my version because as you all know, this girl can’t afford real Dior. Let’s DIY something similar with the help of an easy tube top-esque shape plus some carefully placed straps to achieve the exact same look! This is a pretty straight forward DIY that will add an incredibly versatile piece into the wardrobe. I love the contrasting straps as it helps with accentuating their unusual placement near the shoulders and opening up the chest area. Read on to make your own! It’s not difficult at all, you could even take a tube top and add your own straps to achieve the same effect if you don’t want to create it from scratch.
TIME | 20 mins
COST | $
DIFFICULTY | easy
What you’ll need:
- Knit tube material or a knit jersey
- Elastic for straps (1″ thick)
- Elastic for the chest 5mm thick matching knit material
- Sewing machine
- Matching thread
- Cut a large rectangles from your fabric that will fit you around the waist, because you are using a stretchy material it should stretch over the bust and hip area. Make the length of the rectangle be the desired length of your top plus seam allowance for hemming x2.
- Sew the materials into a tube shape. If you had something similar to mine and it was already in a tube shape you can move onto the next step.
- Fold the tube in half so its doubled and sew two lines down each side, this will prevent the two pieces of fabric from moving around and will help you identify the sides of the top
- Hem the bottom and try on the top for size, if you need to take it in, do this now.
- Take your 5mm elastic, measured to around your bust area stretched slightly, sew this to the top of the tube with a zigzag stitch. This will help your tube top stay up.
- Take the 1″ strap elastics and sew them into place, the best way to do it is to put on the tube top and mark where you would like your straps. Make sure to double up on this stitching.
As always, if you happen to recreate these please share and use the hashtag #DECONSTRUT so I can see all your creations! Happy DIY-ing!