INSPIRATION: Equipment Nixie Cold Shoulder Silk Blouse | WHAT I'M USING: Joe Fresh Silk Blouse
I bought this black silk Joe Fresh blouse when it was on clearance in the Winter for $19.99 but haven't worn it yet. I felt like it was missing something so I took my inspiration from this Equipment blouse, which I adore, and decided to replicate the look. It's a pretty simple DIY and doesn't require a sewing machine (though you can certainly use one if you choose to). Learn how to make your own cut-out shoulders blouse in just 4 easy steps!
Step 1: Using a fabric pencil, draw out the shape of your shoulder cut-out on one side of the blouse. Depending on much skin you want to show, it can be round, oval, short or long. I chose to draw a long oval to create a deeper cut-out.
Step 2: Cut out the shape you just drew on the shoulder area. It's a little scary but you can do it! Remember to use really sharp scissors that are only meant for cutting fabric.
Step 3: After you've finished cutting the first shoulder out, fold the blouse evenly in half with the front side facing each other. I pinned the shoulders of the blouse together and cut the second side by following the outline of the first shoulder cut-out. You can also trace the oval shape again with your fabric pencil if you prefer to cut along a line.
Step 4: Try on the shirt to make sure you're happy with the shape and size of your cut-outs. Adjust as needed. Fold down the raw cut edge and machine sew or hand-stitch the hem. I chose to hand-sew a slip stitch so that the stitches would be more invisible.
Step 5: Wear with pride!