One of my favorite fashion trends hitting the scene lately is the attention to shoulder details. I love little things like this, that can add so much OOMPH factor to you wardrobe. Taking a regular button up or shirt, and giving it that kick to make you feel awesome when you walk out the door! I happen to find shoulders extremely beautiful, something about the lines and curves as they lead to the neck. I am always awed over the beauty of the human body and how God created us. And the shoulders absolutely deserve some love.
You can cry on someone’s shoulder, put your arm around someone’s shoulders, you can carry the burden of the world on your shoulders, you can tap someone on the shoulder, carry a child on your shoulders, or even have a chip on your shoulder.
But today, let’s just add some fabric to it.
Fabric Shoulder DIY || button up refashion.
- Button Up shirt, or regular T shirt
- Scrap fabric
- Pellon Wonder Under
- Paper / pen
- Basic sewing supplies
- Press your shirt nice and flat, creating a strong seam at the shoulder.
- Place paper underneath your shoulder, and fold the sleeve in towards the middle, so that the armsyce is flat against the fabric.
- Trace around armsyce and shoulder seam. Remove the paper from the sleeve, and create an arc from the shoulder line down towards the bottom of the armsyce. This will give you a shape that looks kind of like half of a crescent moon.
- Cut out shape, and mark the shoulder line as a ‘FOLD’ line. This will be your shoulder fabric pattern piece.
- Fold fabric in half, and place the shoulder pattern piece along the top of the fold. Cut around. Flip pattern over and repeat, so that you have (2) mirror image fabric shoulder patterns.
- Cut out (2) mirror image shoulder pattern pieces from the wonder under. Iron on the wonder under to the wrong side of the shoulder fabric pattern pieces.
- Remove the paper backing from the wonder under, and carefully place fabric shoulder right side up on top of your button up shirt’s shoulder. Make sure not to wrinkle any of the shirt underneath the fabric pattern. Press. Repeat for other shoulder.
- Sew around your fabric pattern piece.
- Press shirt one last time to finish.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…