DIY Off the shoulder top and midi with free pattern download

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Many years ago Pier 1 Imports the international home goods store sold clothes, not sure if many (anyone) remembers that, but I can recall my mother coming in the house with a bag filled with strange looking clothes.  As I tore through the bag dreading the day my young self had to wear these embroidered and embellished getups, I came across a savior in the form of an off the shoulder cropped top.  This was my introductory into off the shoulder, and I’ve been sold ever since.

When deciding to make an off the shoulder top, I wanted a very crisp fabric which will make for a timeless piece.  I decided on a solid white cotton from Moodfabrics.com item #301847. Unfortunately it sold out, but here are great shirting alternatives.

The skirt was made using this beautiful lightweight cotton jacquard fabric which is simply sublime.  It’s crisp, bright white and perfect.

The pattern used for this top was one I self drafted and available to download free here.

The skirt was made using Butterick B5285 with the following pattern alterations:

Added 10″ to the length
Used pleats instead of box pleats
Reduced the width of the waist band by 1/2″

Top worn tied in a bow in the back

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12 Comments

  1. August 14, 2015 / 6:32 am

    Beautiful top and great skirt!! You look amazing 🙂

  2. August 14, 2015 / 10:54 am

    You look beautiful in this crisp white outfit! And your daughter is adorable!

  3. August 14, 2015 / 11:41 am

    Gorgeous, very classy! And, those shoes, lawd! !☺

    • Anonymous
      September 23, 2015 / 9:46 pm

      Definitely… very classy and lovely in white

  4. August 14, 2015 / 12:17 pm

    love this girlie and the baby is so precious! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. August 14, 2015 / 3:05 pm

    Combining that off-the-shoulder top with those off-the-heel shoes is genius.

  6. August 14, 2015 / 6:08 pm

    Oh Nikki this outfit is gorgeous!!!! Thanks so much for the download pattern!!!!! And what can I say, Mini Jadore' omgawt, total cuteness!!!!

  7. August 14, 2015 / 11:41 pm

    Gorgeous and thanks for sharing the pattern!

  8. August 15, 2015 / 12:24 am

    Stunning!!!!!!!!!

  9. Angie
    August 24, 2015 / 9:38 pm

    These patterns and the finished shirt and dress are gorgeous. Now I wish I knew how to sew better!

  10. SewNaptural
    September 19, 2015 / 8:01 pm

    Great look once again.. Thank you for the free pattern.

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