My very own off-the-shoulder top
I tore this page from a magazine I read while getting an oil change. Something about that glamorous afternoon made me want to get back to the sewing room. ;)
Something about seeing all these tops in one place, all a little different and interesting but also lots of classics like white and chambray, made me want a basic long-sleeved top with a little texture or interest to start with.
I went to the fabric store and found this black/white seersucker stripe - so basic, they must have it everywhere all year 'round - and happily also found McCall's M7163. I don't imagine there are a ton of off-the-shoulder patterns right now but I'm sure there will be more if the style sticks around.
I made View D, the long-sleeved tunic version. I didn't realize from the pattern but the top edge has a double row of narrow elastic, which is a nice touch but also helps keep it in place.
And a hat, of course. Seriously, search for "off-the-shoulder top outfit" and you will see lots of summer hats.
Pattern: McCall's M7163
- None this time, but next time I'll cut the sleeves and body narrower!
It was perfect and playful for a summery dinner out! Even my husband, who is often confused by fashion trends, was a fan.
The body and sleeves of this pattern are SO big, maybe too big, so I think next time I might cut them much narrower. It's actually longer than it needs to be, too, so I could shorten it. What do you think?
If you don't feel like making your own, I've rounded up several affordable off-the-shoulder tops below! Maybe you can start with ready-to-wear and try a pattern if you like the style. Shop these and similar pieces to the rest of the outfit here!