This off-the-shoulder look is pure summer.
Well our fashion blogger Laura has done it again. This easy-to-sew DIY boho top uses the simplest of ingredients and is effortless to wear. It pairs Dritz jacquard elastic with a lightweight gauze fabric that is super comfy. Her simple sewing pattern is the basis for this fantastic look.
Take a closer look at the elastic. Doesn’t it work perfectly on this top? Its generous 2″ width sits nicely below the shoulder – it’s got the perfect amount of stretch so that is stays put, but doesn’t bind. And that pattern. Swoon.
Check out the back. The elastic goes all the way around this top. It’s got an easy feel about it, but it’s stunning, too.
The supplies for this top are pretty straightforward: you’ll need a package of the Dritz 2″ jacquard elastic, as well as a package of Dritz 1/4″ knit elastic. For the fabric, you’ll need 1 yard of gauze. The other basic sewing supplies – machine, thread, etc. – you’re sure to have in your arsenal.
To get full details about the sewing pattern and method, jump over to Trash To Couture.
Laura will detail the cutting method for the gauze fabric.
And she’ll show you how to sew on the Dritz elastic. She’ll also give you a couple of options for finishing the bottom of the top – it can be left loose and flowing …
Or you can sew a casing and add the knit elastic for a more fitted look.
The Dritz jacquard elastics give a great pop of color and interest to your sewing projects. There are many types of Dritz elastics to choose from, and we’ve got some great tips for picking the right elastics for your specific project type.
We love this look for lazy summer days spent on the porch, by the pool or on the beach. If you like this style, be sure to check out this coordinating cover up that uses a similar style of jacquard elastic. And if you dig Laura’s vibe, take a look at all of the Trash To Couture projects here on our blog.
Hello warm weather & sunny days!