DIY: Cut Out Shoulder Shirt

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I bought this shirt about a month ago on sale and assumed that the medium will fit me fine. I keep forgetting that I have broad shoulders so not all mediums will fit me like I want it to. Sometimes I end up with the shirt buttons fighting to stay in place and that is a no go for me. Some large shirts fit me fine but there are some that are too loose in the side and waist area which isn't always a good thing. I really liked that the shirt is sheer and it's in my favorite color so I couldn't justify giving it up. I decided to create a cut out shoulder look that way my boobs and my shoulders will have a little bit more breathing room. Sorry, I forgot to take a few pics of some steps.
Supplies:
shirt
chalk
pins
round object
scissors
heat bond or needle & thread or sewing machine
  • Put the shirt on and mark where you want it to start and where you want it to end. You can use chalk or pins.
  • Fold the shirt completely in half making sure the shoulder seams are lined up. This is to make sure each will be evenly cut.
  • Take a round object like a small plate and place it between your markings. Trace around the plate and connect the points. 
  • Cut along the trace line. The cut out piece should be in a shape of a oval.
  • Fold the cut edge down about a 1/4 inch and either hand sew or machine stitch a seam. You can also use heat bond for a no sew project.


I styled it with a pair of faded black mid rise skinny jeans and black suede ankle boots and wore it Saturday night as Mel and I celebrated our 5th anniversary. Time sure does fly when you're having fun! :-)
Today is our actual anniversary and I created and printed a pair of  tickets as one of Mel's gifts. We will be locked in our room tonight after work enjoying a couple of good movies with some pizza and popcorn. 

Outfit Details:
button up American Eagle | jeans American Eagle | boots Dolce Vita | necklace Forever21 | bag H&M

24 comments

  1. Love how the shoulder cutouts came out! Happy anniversary!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  2. I have the same problem with wide shoulders, and I'm going to start refashioning some of my clothes to fit better. I love the cut out detail, and will definitely add it to my list!

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  3. Yeah isn't it frustrating? But the cool thing is that there are ways to fix problems like these. :-) Thanks!

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  4. As usual, another really great post! I am so liking the outfit from head to toe. You are really such a chic girl!

    xoxo;

    What Kenny Hearts, a Lifestyle Blog by Kenny.

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  5. Brilliant idea on how to make that shirt work for you. The finally product turned out great!


    Happy Anniversary! The tickets were a very cute idea - have a great evening!

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  6. Thanks Rachel. I really didn't want to give it up. :-)

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  7. What a great job you did as usual and I love the way it shows off your tattoos!

    Ali of

    www.dressingken.com

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  8. Again, SO cool! I love the color and cutting out the shoulders gives it a totally different vibe. The tattoos peeking out are awesome.

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  9. Love how you kept it buttoned and worked it with the statement necklace!

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  10. Thank you. I'm glad I had the statement necklace on hand. :-)

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  11. oh wow i love this gal....nicely done!! You look great :-)


    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Yes!!! I need that shirt in my life! Happy Anniversary...the tickets are such a cool idea!

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  13. thank you! It was a really cool and inexpensive idea

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I really appreciate your comments!

Mo