Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Warm Shoulder Top

Hello Readers. Let's just get right to it. You are looking at the picture below and wondering what unskilled child drew it. You are thinking, "It wasn't Chickie, was it? Wow, she can't draw at all!" You are right, I can't draw at all. I admit it.

I didn't get a photo of today's project before I did my sewing. I usually like to spread the garment out on the floor so you can see the clothing clearly. When the clothes are on the dress form or worn they can be harder to see in some ways. 

This is a cold-shoulder top. It has the shoulders and upper arms open. These are cute, stylish tops. I don't have any because as the name implies, it leaves the shoulders cold in the Winter. I hate being cold. The open shoulders let you sunburn in the Summe and I sunburn in under 5 minutes. These tops just don't work for me.


This top isn't even mine. It belongs to my friend Erin. She liked the material this shirt is made of but didn't like the open shoulders. She thought the opening could be closed and it would make a cute fluttery cap sleeve. I pinned the opening together and stitched it closed. It had a thick edge that helped stabilize the fabric as I sewed.


The pictures below show the loose fluttery sleeve and the little tuck I made at the base of the sleeve. The tuck gives room for the bust line and looks nice when worn. 


Here is a front view on my dress form, it didn't show the sleeves well so Erin tried it on. Her shoulder is now covered and comfortable. The sleeves have a casual but very feminine look.


Erin is a wonderful children's author. You can see more at her website, here.


Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself. 






2 comments:

  1. THANK YOU for showing that this CAN be done. I have seen so many of this tops but don't like the cold shoulder-defeats the purpose to wear a shrug!

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    1. Thanks for the comment Cyndi Crane. These tops are popular but they don't work for everyone. I am glad you like the changes.
      Happy Sewing,
      Chickie

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