I have been cleaning up my sewing room and finishing off a few quick and easy things to make it easier to pack.  At the end of last year, I had to drop all other projects to finish my #1year1outfit and I may have built up quite the stack of unfinished things.

dropped shoulders

So here I present the episode where I make more unusually drapey things from pre loved bits and pieces.  Believe it or not, I’ve used this pattern before on this refashioned shirt!  Don’t believe me, read on…

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 Dropped Shoulder Shirt

Pattern: Pattern Magic Stretch , a variation on this pattern below, without the extra seam lines

Fabric: Op shop cotton knit, shirt and ribbing

Tidbits:  It is a bit tricky to see what’s going on when the shirt is worn, so here it is in all of its weirdness on the hanger.  A really simple make , especially when you decide to let the hems roll instead of finishing them more formally!  The neckline is tacked down at the seams only.

dropped shoulders

I made another refashioned shirt version, using just the pattern above the arm hole to just above the shoulders as my friend was keen on an off the shoulder version.  I was a bit worried it would fall off but luckily the thick rib does the trick and it works really well.

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Lessons:  Those arm holes are so low that you may attempt to put the shirt on upside-down. LIKE ALL THE TIME.

Soak in these beach shots people!  This may well be my last beachy post from Perth, as the sewing machine is about to get put in a box, ready for its move back to Melbourne.

dropped shoulders