DIY| Off The shoulder blouse

DIY OFF THE SHOULDER BLOUSE
Hi guys! Its been a while since I did a DIY sewing post. I lost my vibe but not to worry, I'm starting to feel creative again and I hope to keep inspiring you with exciting projects. It'll be mainly about DIY sewing for now as it's hard to get supplies for more complex projects I'll like to do in Nigeria but lets see how it goes!

DIY OFF THE SHOULDER BLOUSE

SUPPLIES
I yd of Fabric
Scissors
Pins
Measuring tape
4 yds of Elastic
Needle and thread or a sewing Machine.
Steady hands.  

So yeah, the off shoulder blouse! Everyone seems to be jumping on this style-wagon these days and you can always trust me to be a bargain queen and make it by myself! There are different adaptations of the off-shoulder blouse. I wore a different style in THIS POST. I particularly love this one with detachable sleeves since I saw the ones from roccothebrand on Cassie and that's what I've created in this post.

It's pretty simple to make and I've tried to make this post as explanatory as possible. 

STEP 1: Measure your upper chest (around and under your armpits) and upper arm width. Add 10" to each measurements.  
DIY OFF SHOULDER BLOUSE

STEP 2: (a)The upper chest size measurement [+10"] is for the bodice of your blouse. Measure this on your fabric and cut. Do the same with the sleeve measurements.

STEP 3: Fold in half and pin the edges and sew. After this, you'll have three circles

DIY OFF SHOULDER BLOUSE

                                   
STEP 4: Turn the top edge of your circle inside by 1" (for the elastic to pass through) and sew in place.

DIY OFF SHOULDER BLOUSE


STEP 5: Pass your elastic through the tube with a safety pin.
DIY OFF SHOULDER BLOUSE
STEP 6:  Sew the ends of your elastic together and sew the gap created in your fabric closed. 

DIY OFF THE SHOULDER BLOUSE



FINISHED GOOD!
Repeat step 4-6 for both sleeves and the bodice. Finish up the sleeves You can choose to sew and attach the sleeves to the blouse, but I prefer the detached off shoulder as I can wear the body as a skirt and use the sleeves to accessorize another sleeveless blouse [Talk about Multipurpose fashion!]. Your finished work will look like this...

DIY OFF THE SHOULDER BLOUSE



Nedu of Nedoux.com is holding a one day DIY sewing master class this Saturday! DIY sewing enthusiasts this is your opportunity to learn how to learn basic sewing skills. Trust me, she's a pro!
Send her an email : nedouxxx@gmail.com  


8 comments:

  1. Great tutorial! Great choice of fabric too. I'll have to make this soon :)

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    1. I can't wait to see what you create!

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  2. Hi Kunmi,

    This is an absolutely excellent tutorial, I really enjoyed reading it. The steps are very easy to follow and well-written too.

    Lol @ "Steady hands" . I like the idea of repurposing the bodice into a skirt, very smart. I love the off-shoulder trend, there's something rather elegant about bared shoulders.

    Ah, thank you so much for the kind mention, it really means a lot to me.

    Best wishes!

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    1. Thank you Nedu

      Lol Repurposing is necessary these days! No time LOOl!

      You're welcome!

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  3. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing

    Onyxsta xx
    BLEURGH- www.bleurghnow.com

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  4. Great tutorial Kunmi. I saw another tutorial for a slightly different kind and I can't wait to try both. I've never used a machine but I'm good at hand stitching. I attended Nedu's sewing class so I'm amped to start constructing garments. I'm new here and I love your blog already.

    Naija girl next door

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    1. Thank you so much!

      And I'm sure you learned a lot in Nedu's class!

      I hope you stick around. i love your blog as well!!!

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