DIYs & Tutorials

DIY Peek-a-Boo Shoulders

November 13, 2011

Over-sized tops are found in buttloads at thrift shops. Sometimes I like’m nice and roomy due to DIY potential. This top, for instance, had cute white polkadots all over but was faar too large at the shoulders. Rather than a cut-out, I added a slit that falls quite naturally.

DIY shoulder slit top

Here’s how easy it was to do it:

Shoulder slit top DIY stepsHope my amateur drawings are decent enough to be understood! For best results, the top should be at least a size too big and the fabric should drape nicely. All can be sewn by hand, like I did, with a straight stitch as well as a slip stitch.

how to slip stitchSlip stitch

Shoulder slit DIY top and pleated skirt outfitTop: Thrifted, Skirt: Self-made. Necklace: H&M

I made this skirt a while back and now recognize a few construction errors, but I still wear it all the time. On my trip to London, the gals from the L’oreal UK blog caught me wearing it on my way to a Yohji Yamamoto exhibit. Pic looks a bit stretched out but whoo cares! It was such an honor!

Blouse shoulder slit DIY detail

Hope you enjoyed the post! Feel free to comment or email me if you have any questions. ♥

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  • Cecylia November 13, 2011 at 3:24 am

    you are both gorgeous and talented- SO SO SO pretty, thank you for the instructions!!
    Come follow my blog darling! xx

  • Belinda November 13, 2011 at 4:39 am

    you are awesome, I love it!

  • Shoaib November 13, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Love your outfit so pretty..:)

  • różowa szminka November 13, 2011 at 9:37 am

    You look wonderful. Beautiful and very interesting top.

  • Seda A November 17, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I immediately followed you after seeing this diy 🙂
    youre awesomee!

  • Raúl Valdivia November 17, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    You’re looking v Proenza Schouler in that first pic dear, so haute.

  • Brille November 18, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I love your blog, and I really admire your style. Your top looks amazing, but I am afraid of trying to do this myself and destroy the top :3

  • ♥Run With Fashion♥ November 21, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Love the top, and nice tutorial 😀
    I love the first pic, so cute ♥
    Love your skirt too, and love the colors at the ends of your hair, really cool. 😀

    Thanks for your comment on my thread show videos 😀

    btw, nice blog, I like it. 🙂


  • rouli November 22, 2011 at 7:59 am

    great job dear

    u look so nice

    cool blog btw!

    kiss rouli

  • Nina November 24, 2011 at 12:18 am

    increible!!!! eres lo máximo, my cyber blogggin bff

  • charityshopchic December 4, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    This is great, so simple yet the top looks completely different. I love your styling too.

  • June December 8, 2011 at 10:52 am

    That top looks fantastic!

  • vanessa February 1, 2012 at 9:16 am

    your hair is really awesome too

  • ROPARANOIAS April 23, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    great DIY! I love your looks 🙂
    I hope you like mines…


  • Mayflower August 25, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    That blouse is really pretty! ♥