“DIY: Off the Shoulder Blouse”


Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I last shared a DIY and an outfit idea post for you guys and so I thought why not incorporate both in just one post? So I’ve come up with this DIY off the shoulder top which I know we all girls love, plus hey! it’s summer and it’s the right time to wear one right now.

I am using a men’s blouse that I thrifted for this tutorial. I will recommend for you girls to use one like this from your dad’s, brother’s or partner’s closet. (Use one that they don’t wear anymore!!?)

Let’s begin…

What you need:

•Sewing Machine or a regular needle.

•Men’s Blouse

•Taylor’s Chalk or pencil




•Elastic Band (size: depends on your choice)

•Tape Measure


Here’s the steps:


Lay your blouse on a flat surface and determine where you want to cut. As for me, I decided to cut the blouse just above the pocket but I left 5cm allowance for me to sew the elastic.


Draw a line on your measurement to avoid an uneven cut.


Cut the shirt. Make sure to make it as even as possible.


Using your pins, fold the allowance in place.


Now, sew your blouse. Again, do your best to make it even so it’ll look nice when you wear it. Also, leave at least 5cm space for you to insert the elastic.


Using your elastic band, measure a comfortable fit around your shoulders.


Using a stick or pencil or chopsticks, insert the elastic. (Make sure to hold the other end to avoid it from slipping inside the blouse.) Sew the elastic together after inserting and then sew the space that you left earlier to close it.

And you are done!! Here’s a few pictures of me wearing the blouse I made.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! It is very easy to make and it’s just in time for summer.

Have a good one ladies!

Much love❤,

Arlene Kischaen Aboli

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  • marymichaelschmidt
    May 9, 2017 at 8:34 PM

    Reblogged this on When Angels Fly.

  • bethanyk
    May 10, 2017 at 12:28 AM

    You are so talented!!! I love this blouse so much!!!

  • aaal_YOLLY
    May 10, 2017 at 8:39 AM

    Arlene, kitam ti pm ko kenka jay instagram about ditoy. Bet ko toh ta buludek materials mo. Buti nalang nakitak daytoy. Thank you

  • Oriana
    May 10, 2017 at 3:43 PM

    Amazing DIY ! I’ll be pinning this for later I need to try it ! The blouse suits you very well ?

  • Ginny @ Mytimestitching .com
    May 10, 2017 at 10:04 PM

    That is wonderful! You are so creative. Great tutorial and it looks great on you. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Margaret from soulfood101blog
    May 11, 2017 at 12:46 AM

    What a great idea! And I love your shoes 🙂

  • akongaito
    May 12, 2017 at 9:07 AM

    Reblogged this on P.S.A..

  • TheFallibleQueen
    May 15, 2017 at 6:54 AM

    so cutee 🙂 I’ll have to try this, I love the color as well.

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  • Kenny Olapade
    May 25, 2017 at 10:33 PM

    Am so doing this. Thanks for sharing ❤❤

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    June 7, 2017 at 11:11 AM

    Reblogged this on My Favorite Recipes and commented:

    This is a great idea

  • Mani Witch ~
    June 29, 2017 at 5:19 PM

    Looking good!

  • rika9
    August 6, 2017 at 12:03 PM

    So glad you took the time to do this right with fitting and edge finishes. I’ve seen so many tutorials for supposedly similar shirt conversions that just have you cutting into shirts or even just basically wearing them wrong! It’s worth it to do it right, yours looks like you paid for it like that.

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      August 8, 2017 at 12:09 PM

      Hi there! To be honest, this tutorial is a result of a few trial and error. I’ve seen a lot of similar DIY’s but the steps are somewhat incomplete or not detailed making the end result very unwearable. Thanks for appreciating and noticing that though! Have a good one.

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