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…



 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.

dropped shoulders

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