August 4, 2016
What I love about Summer is that fashion is easy and lightweight for the warmer weather. This simplicity translates into simple, chic designs for the season as well. For the month of July, the ThReD and Needles group focused on the “exposed shoulder”. We had submissions for off-the-shoulder, peek-a-boo, and cold shoulder designs. This month we had a lot of participation in the group. Please check out the EXPOSED SHOULDER projects from July HERE.
I pulled out some stash ReD fabric and a vintage pattern McCall’s 6578 for my off-the-shoulder project.
I made the following alterations to the pattern:
- Added length to the front and back panels to make approximately 30″ long
- Added two inches to each layer of the sleeve ruffle
- Omitted the top ruffle
- Adjusted the shoulder casing to 6″ wide
- Added side seam pockets
The fabric is a 100% cotton shirting fabric that I purchased at Fabric Mart Fabrics a year or two ago. It was 45″ wide so I purchased 6 yards. I used almost all of the fabric to make the sleeve ruffles.
DRESS: DIY McCalls 6578 (out of print vintage) | EARRINGS: H&M | SHOES: BCBG | HANDBAG: Rebecca Minkoff | SUNGLASSES: Prada
I would love to hear your feedback on all of the Exposed Shoulder projects. Stay tuned for the ThReD and Needle Summer/Fall transitional ALL BLACK EVERYTHING project for August!