I love knocking off fast fashion trends with my thrift store refashions, especially when it’s just a quick alteration like adding cold shoulder cut-outs.
This is my inspiration piece I found on Nasty Gal for $48. My recycled version cost me a whopping $3.
Here’s a quick overview of the project, which only took me 1 hour to finish. Talk about instant gratification!
Step 1: Mark shoulder holes
Step 2: Detach collar and cut out cold shoulders
Step 3: Finish shoulder holes with bias binding
Step 4: Reattach collar
Step 1: Mark your shoulder cut-outs with a french curve.
Step 2: Detach the collar and cut out the shoulders.
Step 3: Finish shoulder holes. Make about 4 feet of 1.5″ bias binding.
Fold bias binding in half, press and sew on the right side of the shoulder cut-outs with a 1/4″ seam.
Flip the bias binding to the back and stitch down as close as you can to the edge.
Step 4: Reattached the collar.
Ta da, finished shirt! Here’s the front . . .
. . . and here’s the back. Who knew flannel could be so sassy? I think the cold shoulders add a feminine vibe to a traditionally masculine shirt. I highly recommend this project for beginning sewers who are interested in learning how to make and sew bias binding. It really is as easy as it looks.
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