Monday, March 28, 2011

Flutter Sleeve

So, I saw this flutter sleeve shirt on Love, Ramsey and thought, "I want that" (with Napoleon voice), and I have had some fabric I have been waiting to use, so I thought, hey, why don't I just make it. 

So here it is:

The fashion side of this? Pair a really long necklace with a scarf for layering of accessories. 

Now for the tutorial without pics (sorry folks, I wasn't sure it would turn out so I didn't take pics):

*measure your shoulder width, bust, waist and hips, and from your shoulders to the bottom of where you would want your shirt, and the top of your shoulders to your lovely lady lumps (breasts). 

* Now you are going to fold your material over so that the fold is where your neck will be, and the top of your shoulders. 

*Now take your shoulder measurement and add 4 inches, then use that measurement to cut off any extra fabric from the sides. (the fold is the top where you would measure, then you cut the sides). 

* Now make a small tiny mark measuring down from the fold where your breasts would be. 

* now take all your breast, waist and hip measurements and cut them in half and put those measurements on your shirt. This is the where you are going to make it fit to your body, like this:

So you take the measurements and measure from the middle so that you will have "flutter" on each side.

*Now connect the dots and sew along that line starting from your breast mark so that you leave holes at the top for sleeves. Make sure you are not making big marks because that is the front of your shirt, which also means you should use thread that matches REALLY well also.

*TADA! you are done! Wear it with pride my friends!


  1. love this flutter sleeve! can't wait to try it! i think it is lovely with the jeans and the accessories are perfect for dress up comfy look:)

  2. Thank you! I can't wait to see your finished project!!

  3. I love it! I have some pretty fabric stashed that I never knew what to do with. This would be perfect! I can't wait to try. I'll link you when I do. :)

    Coffee & Inspiration

  4. so cute and so easy! totally gonna try this one!


  5. So excited!! Yes, please do link, I would love to do a post on the finished project :D

  6. I absolutely love this look! you did amazing with it! Love your scarf too, by the way. I hope to keep this lovely shirt idea on a back burner for now, with hopes to find time to do it someday--not too far away!
    Also wanted to say, you have a very lovely blog! I'm now a devoted follower of yours! :)

  7. That's so adorable! If I ever get my sewing machine fixed, I'm definitely attempting this shirt. I found your blog through Kilee and although I'm not Mormon, I am a Christian who cares about dressing modestly while still looking cute, so I'm super excited to read your posts on a regular basis! Keep up the good work!

  8. Thank you so much! You are so sweet, and I am glad you are reading!!

  9. Love This! Super cute! Maybe one day I'll attempt this even though I'm just a novice sewer.