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We created a fun new DIY tutorial that shows you how to add cool shoulder cut-outs to any top!

A top with shoulder cut-outs is very trendy at the moment, as spotted on recent runways.

Here we saw a couple cool tops at the Richard Chai Spring 2012 show. They featured shoulder cut-outs in tops with fun prints and button-up closures like we did in our project .

3.1 Phillip Lim also showed cut-out shoulder details in their 2012 spring collection. They put this detail in more simple tops that were made in modest fabrics.

We think that the shoulder cut-out detail can be applied in many different top styles from a blouse, t-shirt, tunic, and even a dress with sleeves!

Try our DIY tutorial where we show you step-by-step how to draft and sew a top with shoulder cut-outs. This easy to follow tutorial makes a fun weekend project that will result in a stylish new top! You can even add this detail to an existing top.

Here we are in the process of making the Blouse with Shoulder Cut-Outs!

For our project and tutorial we altered the Seersucker Blouse. We added the cut-outs, stitched the darts partially, and lengthened the hemline.

Here is the finished blouse, and we love the trendy style. It can we worn with anything from jeans, leggings, or a nice pencil skirt. This top is so versatile and can add a stylish feature to any outfit.

Try making this top yourself with our tutorial!

Happy Sewing!


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    Sep 17, 2012, 09.13 AMby shilisha

    I like cut-out shirts!

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    Jul 3, 2012, 03.58 AMby reliablechef

    Great Idea! upcycle all those boring shirts!

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    Jul 3, 2012, 12.34 AMby mayathompson355


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    Jul 2, 2012, 12.39 PMby eliza1303

    LOVE IT!

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