DIY off the shoulder circle top and high waist cigarette pants



For sewers, we make pieces we like, we enjoy wearing and then you produce pieces you love.  These two pieces I love love love! they are comfortable, flattering, fashion forward and because I love separates, very functional.

The fabric used is a cotton woven in black and ivory from that has a raised texture that makes this simple silhouette a bit more special. The pants are lined with a stretch charmeuse for added comfort.

The pattern used for the top was vintage Butterick 5975 view A also seen here with alternate alterations.  The changes to the pattern are as follows:

-Removed 7″ from the length of the bodice

-Added 10″ to the width of the ruffle


The pattern used for the pants was Burda Style 6981 view B with the following alterations:

-Removed the placket fly and added an invisible zipper fly

-Removed the cuff and added a 2″ ankle band

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Top-DIY Pants-DIY Shades-Karen Walker- Heels-Giuseppe Zanotti -Bag- Vintage




  1. Alix
    July 17, 2016 / 7:32 am

    so stunning! dying to try this one myself.

  2. Mitzi
    July 17, 2016 / 9:14 pm

    That is gorgeous!

  3. DonNaturaL
    July 19, 2016 / 11:25 am

    I absolutely love this sillohete.

  4. July 21, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    Ooh! So gorgeous and simple and elegant. I love it! I don’t sew but this is absolutely stunning. Beautiful.

  5. Ifora
    July 31, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    This silhouette is absolutely stunning! where do you purchase your vintage patterns from??

    • Nikki
      August 1, 2016 / 1:23 am

      Thank you, I usually purchase them on Craigslist or Etsy.

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