Hey everyone. This time, I have a legit excuse for the time between posts; I moved! To an apartment with a big white wall, no less, so I can hopefully take better pictures.
Recently, I saw a lovely shirt with lots of cutouts. Kind of an edgy, slightly more covered take on a super low-cut shirt. But it was for sale for several hundred dollars. So I decided to recreate it and share my process.
This is a wearable muslin because I didn’t interface the yoke material at all. I love the result, so I do plan on doing this again in the future with materials bought for the purpose, instead of stuff I had lying around. At that point, I will interface the cutout yoke first, then follow the same steps.
- 1 yard of jersey (half a yard for a shirt)
– For my muslin I used a cheap thrift store dress. You know the kind, just a generic stretch jersey dress. I didn’t feel like drafting anything for the muslin. You could also easily modify a tank top using this method!
- 1/8-1/4 yard leather, pleather, vinyl, or other reasonably sturdy fabric with a small amount of give
- 1/8-1/4 yard medium weight interfacing
- Needle and thread or sewing machine
Note: I started with a dress because I planned on it being a dress. I ended up liking it better as a shirt. Play with it! Have fun!
Sorry I don’t have more pictures of the back. You can extrapolate, right? It’s the same process, but with a slightly different shape. If you were to wear this out, I might suggest sewing thin swimsuit-style cups in, just to prevent showthrough. Or wear a contrast bandeau under, I suppose.I wish I had more occasions to wear this style of top; I’d like to play around with different shapes and textures, beading, even patterns.
Here’s the front and the back.
Not bad for a rough draft! It does warp a little bit with movement, so, again, I really stress the importance of interfacing the yoke material so it lies flat. But I’m not sure when I’ll get around to making the full version of this top, and I wanted to get the tutorial out there. Hope it helps someone!