I fell in LOVE with the Dev top by Rebecca Minkoff top but it was way too pricey for me to buy. I don’t know how long off-the-shoulder will be in fashion (I find the style very flattering so I hope for a long time).

For this you will need: Black and white patterned fabric, thread, sewing machine, fabric scissors, tissue paper, tailors chalk, pins, safety pin and thin white elastic.

Start by cutting the pattern out of paper tissue.

The larger rectangle for the body measures 62cm by 35cm. You will need to cut 2 of these out.

For the frill cut 2 pieces of 61cm and 20cm.

Pin the tissue paper pattern to the fabric

Cut around the rectangles.

Put the frill rectangle pieces and body pieces together, right sides facing in. Sew the side seams with a 2cm seam allowance. Zig zag stitch one edge of each piece of the fabric and iron over and stitch to form the tube for the elastic.

Thread the elastic through both sets of tubes using the elastic and a safety pin.

Hem both the pieces and then mark halfway into the chest and back and stitch some tiny stitches along the existing seam made for the elastic.

That’s it. Here’s the Rebecca Minkoff version.

And here’s mine:

Happy DIYing! Let me know what you think!

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