I made this shirt for a craft swap, and loved it so much I made one for myself. Now I'm here to share it with you! I knew when I wanted to make this shirt, that I wanted it to look kind of knitted. Lucky for me I found this awesome knitted glam fabric with gold threads throughout. I bought brown for my secret santa and burgundy for me :)
Measure across your bust how far apart you want the sides to be. I went with 10".
Lay your fabric flat, right side up. Now fold the sides in until they're 10" apart, with a little extra for seam allowance. Make sure its folded equal on each side. (*However much is folded over will be how long your sleeves are. These were folded approx 12" on each side, and go to my elbows.
Pin and sew a curve down, this will act as the top of the sleeve. I laid on the fabric to see where my elbow would be to know what kind of a curve to make/how long to make it. You could also lay a shirt down to see what angle those sleeves go out at and use that as a guide.
|Notice that the shoulder part is more horizontal? As it should be.|
When you have that done, cut the excess and fold the fabric in half to trace the curve for the other sleeve. Sew that as well.
The only other measurement you need to make is the base of your neck to however long you want the shirt to be. Once you know that number (23" for me, I wanted mine a bit longer than I made the brown one for the swap) I measured from the top of the shirt down, and sewed a curve up to where the armholes would be. Make this more of a fluid curve since you don't have shoulders to take into account. (Sorry I don't have a picture of this step, woops!)
Once that is sewed, cut the sleeve holes (along the line where it's folded between your two stitches) and hem up all the edges. You are done! Now go rock your shirt that you made in no time!
I fully encourage you to make this for yourself or friends, but please do not use this tutorial for commercial gain. It's 100% my own.
If you have any questions on this tutorial please let me know.
**And just a reminder that it is the last day for the dinosaur skeleton necklace giveaway. Click on giveaways and contests up top to enter!!