Tuesday, August 2, 2011

No Sew Refashion: Off-Shoulder Tee

The other day I decided to spruce up one of my t-shirts by making it an off-the-shoulder style top. I always loved the color and the peacock feather on it but never really wore it before.

This isn't exactly the perfect type of top for this refashion - in my opinion, this look is pulled off best when it's a really loose fitting and drapey shirt. This shirt is a size large, but it's a slim fit. 

After finding the shirt you want to cut, lay it flat and decide which shoulder you want to cut. Cut a snip about an inch and a half or so (don't go too far, you can always go back and take off more). Remember you want it to dip a lot more in the front that in the back, so cut the front and back separately.

You can decide if you want to use really sharp scissors for a cleaner cut, or slightly dull scissors for a more "cut off" look. I went with the slightly messier look. See how you cut a lot further over on the side that's going to be off-the-shoulder?

You do want to cut both the front and the back, just don't cut it as low in the back unless you want it to really dip. I kind of angled mine to be a little bit of a V.

In general I would say if you're showing a shoulder you don't need to show as much leg. With this top though, all my longer shorts felt too dressy. Not to mention it's still hot as anything. 

Have a lovely Tuesday :)♥R 



  1. I'm going to have to try this with a few of my shirts. They're in need of repair [or I'm just going to throw them out!]... It's nice having a DIY tutorial to help with projects like this. I always get so nervous I'm going to ruin a piece of clothing [beyond repair]!

  2. I've always wanted to do this, but I've always been scared I'd mess up the shirt. I guess I could practice. Thanks for the tutorial.

  3. really cute girly! I've tried my hand at cutting up shirts, but I can never get it right. Oh well.

    autumn jordan

  4. That is such a CUTE shirt! I just found your blog through "Im A Thriftaholic" and I am loving it:)


  5. I really love this redo! I've been thrifting and passed on a few tshirts that have cool designs because I really don't like high necks. I'm going to keep this in mind from now on! So creative :)

  6. I love the off-the-shoulder flare! Great, simple idea that really adds some oomph!

  7. popped over from EBEW
    love what you did with the t
    have a few i would love to try this on
    thanks for the tip

  8. I love how you cut that to make it off the shoulder. Turned out adorable!

  9. Oh my goodness, SEXY! I am going to do this to several of my t-shirts! I hate the basic style, unless it's v-neck, but I love the actual t-shirt part. What a perfect fix!

    Discovered you from EBEW!

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